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Moving the Documents and Settings folder...

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    This months (May, 2006) Digit tells us how to move shell folders (including the Documents and Settings folder) to a new location... I tried moving the D&S folder, but I was unable to... I got a dialog box saying that it is a system folder and could not be moved. Is there a registry tweak or any other way to move it?
     
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    Hello Friend, Read the Article Properly in Detail. Its Working for me. Do Step by Step process as mentioned in the Digit Book. Try it by changing the Properties of the File or a Directory.

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    Could you please tell me exactly what you have done??
     
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    If I am not wrong, what the article said was to move the My Documents folder and not the D&S folder. Check the article again and correct me if I am wrong...
     
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    Quoting from page 68... top right corner... the paragraph beginning there... "To move other special folders to a new location, right-drag the folder to its desired location and select "Move Here". Note that you will need to move the Documents and Settings folder to another partition as well if you wish, at some point of time, to reinstall windows xp without losing a program's data." So.... would somebody please help me......
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    Ok, so I was wrong. Sorry for that and thanks for correcting me...
     
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    Your being sorry won't help me, will it?? Could you please help me move the folder?
     
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    To specify a different folder for the entire "Documents and Settings" folder, including
    key system components, follow these steps:
    1. Log on to the computer as an administrator.
    2. Create a new folder.
    3. Open the current "Documents and Settings" folder.
    4. On the Tools menu, click Folder Options, and then click the View tab.
    5. Under Advanced settings click Show hidden files and folders, and then click to
    clear the Hide file extensions for known file types and Hide protected operating
    system files check boxes.
    6. Click OK.
    7. Click and drag to copy all the folders to the new folder, except for the currently
    logged on users folder.
    8. In Control Panel, double-click System, and then click the User Profiles tab.
    9. Copy the current user's profile to the new folder.

    I got d above frm a forum member....... Can some1 plz check if dis works?
     
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