Changing the location of the desktop on the file system

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  1. imilender

    imilender New Member

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    Hi everyone,

    Can someone help me. Under Vista I had setup user folders into e: -drive and kept the c: -drive just for OS and stuff. i.e. my desktops were also stored at e:/users/<userx>/desktop. This setup just didn't seem to work well and now after upgrading the Windows 7 I would want to put all the stuff back under c:/users/<userx>/. I have managed to move everything else expect for the desktop. There is no location tab under the desktop that would allow it to be moved.

    How can I relocate the desktop bck to the c: drive?

    Thanks!

    Iikka
     
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    imilender New Member

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    Thanks for the reply. I found the settings for the common desktop there, but I have two user accounts setup on the machine and could not find the path for the individual users desktop? Where might one find that?

    Thanks!
     
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    imilender New Member

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    Got it, the setting was actually in two places:

    HKEY Current user -> software -> microsoft -> windows -> explorer and there shell folders and user shell folders. changed both and that solved it.


    Thanks!
     
  4. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    You have to make many,. many charges in the registry,. really not worth it.

    On my F: drive,. I just created a Users folder,. then copied the contents of the Users file folder on the desktop to that location.

    But your setting are still going to go the the normal location.

    I just store Pictures,. music and videos on the F: drive.
     

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