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 PostPost subject: move documents and settings        Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 2:28 pm 
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My school drive is partition is this way:

C:\ = windows = Primary Partition
D:\ = data = Logical Drive in Extended partition.

C: contains:

C:\Program Files
C:\Windows

and D: contains:

D:\Documents and settings


Let me point out what i want to do.

I want to MOVE the ENTIRE documents and settings folder to C:\
because i want to make a dual-boot with XP 32-bit and XP 64-bit.

So, how do i move the documents AND settings folder to C:\?
Without reinstalling?

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Rightclick documents and settings, click on properties, locations, move, select a place, press ok. Now the location is changes. When you like to hold your documents, i think you have to copy them all to your new location.

This is how to do it in vista, in XP, it is moreless the same.

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I've only done this pre-install, by editing txtsetup.sif IIRC, but in theory (untested!) it should work this way if you are running a version prior to Vista: First, copy the entire Documents and Settings folder to the new location, leaving the old one where it is. Then, open Registry Editor, export the whole registry as a file, open that file and replace every instance of "D:\\Documents and Settings\\Username" (replace appropriately and note the double slashes) with the new path. When that is done, reboot into Safe Mode (may not be necessary, just to be safe) and merge the file. If that goes well, you should be able to reboot normally, with your profile now being where you want it.


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zeehonden_3 wrote:
Rightclick documents and settings, click on properties, locations, move, select a place, press ok. Now the location is changes. When you like to hold your documents, i think you have to copy them all to your new location.

This is how to do it in vista, in XP, it is moreless the same.


Thats only for the My Documents, not for the ENTIRE documents AND SETTINGS.

but thanks anyways.


I am going sturgrazy about this PC.
When booting with 8GB of RAM and then in just an XP x86 it works perfect, and when in XP/Vista x64, its freezes after just a few minutes.

So back to the shop with this PC and bringing out the old one (P4HT, 3.2GHz, 2GB RAM, dualboot - Ubuntu - XP).

I hope they can fix my new computer.

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