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Old 11-30-2005, 11:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Desktop Redirection

Windows looks for desktop files under the folder desktop
(Documents and Setting/<username>/Desktop) right? Is it possible for me to change that? I've found a reg key under:

and then there is a key

Desktop which has the value "%UserProfile%/Desktop"

Would I be able to change this to the required folder and the desktop would update itself?


I am using Windows XP Home.
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Old 11-30-2005, 11:58 AM   #2 (permalink)
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is this the show desktop icon you are talking about?

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Old 11-30-2005, 12:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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No. The desktop if a folder located at (for me)

C:\Documents and Settings\<my username>\Desktop

If I go into the folder and create a new file, it will appear on my desktop. I want re redirect the desktop to get the files from a different folder, and I think that reg key might help change it.
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