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    Redirect every users folders on standalone.

    I set up my non-domain machines with 2 users - pupil and teachers.

    I split the drive in C and D and redirect pupil/teacher my docs to d: drive so if I re-image C drive nothing is lost.

    Is there an easy method (apart from manually setting it up for both users) of redirecting any local users my docs off to the D: drive?

    (I got caught out when I re-imaged a machine and I'd forgotton to redirect the teachers one!)

    regards

    Simon

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    If you do an unattended install of XP you can define the user profiles folder to be created/moved elsewhere in the winnt.sif.

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    So thats a no then
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    Ive got a single standalone XP Pro machine with a single user. Is it possible to redirect the Mydocs etc from the C: drive to d: ?

    How would I go about it?

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by RabbieBurns View Post
    Ive got a single standalone XP Pro machine with a single user. Is it possible to redirect the Mydocs etc from the C: drive to d: ?

    How would I go about it?

    Cheers

    RB
    I think if you right click on my docs in the start menu and click properties there is a target path there and you can just change that. I think it then asks you if you want move all existing data to new location.

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    Excellent, thanks. Took me a couple of minutes to realise I had to turn off classic start menu to find it

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    Some guidance here: Repointing My Documents with Registry entry or command line : my, documents, registry
    Regarding registry entries, however as with a lot of things your going to be limited by your lack of a Domain.

    I reckon Geoff's method might be the easiest.

    Cheers
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    I reckon Geoff's method might be the easiest.
    No - its definitely easier to just do it for each of the two users

    regards

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