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    hi guys!

    it so happened that i have to format my window 3-4 times and i forgot to backup my data.

    I want to know how can we change the default storage of My Documents, so that it may not store in the Drive of Windows.

    I read somewhere of modification of some registery entry but now i dont remember, can any one of you help me

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    Originally posted by Meek@Sep 15 2005, 07:41 PM
    hi guys!

    it so happened that i have to format my window 3-4 times and i forgot to backup my data.

    I want to know how can we change the default storage of My Documents, so that it may not store in the Drive of Windows.

    I read somewhere of modification of some registery entry but now i dont remember, can any one of you help me
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    Right click on the My Documents shortcut on your desktop and click properties. Change the target to point to the drive and folder you wish to store it in. It should give you the option to move what is currently in the My Documents folder to the new location.
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    well, i think your given method does not work. right clicking on My Documents give the path where it is stored on hard disk, you can't change it.

    I remember it is some sort of registry changes, but i dont know it exaclty.

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    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders],
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders]
    Hope that answers your question.

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    Originally posted by Meek@Sep 30 2005, 04:40 PM
    well, i think your given method does not work. right clicking on My Documents give the path where it is stored on hard disk, you can't change it.

    I remember it is some sort of registry changes, but i dont know it exaclty.
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    You don't get a browse or move button on the bottom of the screen?

    Thanks for the reg values warrior!
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