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Old 12-27-2005, 04:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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KK, I'm using XP obviously...



Now I run my pictures, movies, and music off a different Hard Drive...


Right now when I click START > MY PICTURES or START > MY MUSIC


it will take me to the Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Pictures etc etc.


Now I want to change this to take me to where I want to. I cannot change the target of the shortcut... And if I uncheck Read-Only it still doesn't let me.
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where do you want them to go so i can see if i can replicate it
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I got it working

here is what you do

open regedit

look for this key or do a search for my pictures

HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Cur rentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders

you will see the binary data key which should read %userprofile%\my documents\my pictures

click it and then change the path. It worked for me. I sent mine to
C:\Documents and Settings\Warez Monster\My Documents
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Didn't work for me, because mines on a seperate HD. Now it won't appear at all. lol.... I dunno... forget it .... I dun need it anyway
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Do what WAREZ suggested: if you are using a folder in D: (for example) put in that path: If %userprofile%\My Computer\My Documents\My Music is the defualt in C:. Then create a new folder in D:\My Music.

in %userprofile%\D:\My Music. should work. Just make sure you know the fullpath to the folder you want on the second HD.
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read the 1st tip. you won't have to mess with the registry. I know that scares a lot of people

http://www.techist.com/showthread.php?threadid=56137
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moving ur My Documents is very simple.

go to START>right-click My Documents>Properties>click Move and specify it to ur other hard drive

now when u click My Documents, My Pictures, My Music...it'll go to ur new location
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Above is the best way, I dont know why I didnt mention that, I do this at work all the time...o well....both ways work but thats the quickesst unless you dont want my documents relocated
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