|Change the Location of System and Special Folders (All Windows)|
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Windows keeps a number of special folders such as "My Documents", "Desktop", "Favorites" and the "Start Menu". These folders can be moved anywhere on you system and the new location updated in this key.
Open your registry and find the key below, listed are all the Windows special folders.
Note the current location of the folder you want to move, and then using explorer move the folder to the new location.
Edit the value in the key below for the folder you moved to reflect the new directory location.
Log off or restart Windows for the changes to take effect.
User Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\|
User Shell Folders]
Disclaimer: Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.
Last Modified: September 19, 2002