Re: Documents & Settings Folder

07-10-2005, 12:23 AM
I would love a copy of how to do this (send to Anthony at burk10 dot co dot
freeserve) via:
Method 1. Creating an unattend.txt file from an existing installation.
Amending Profiles Dir to E:Documents and Settings. Then doing a
reinstallation using the amended unattend.txt.
Method 2. Moving the entire folder by using the article re: Windows XP
Professional not which refers to Windows Server.
It looks simple but leaves unresolved questions. In Method 2. The Article
headed MOVING THE ENTIRE FOLDER point 7. raises the question: Why do you copy
the profile of the original administrator acount instead of copying it in the
same way you dealt with the other User folders in point 5.
I have done a dummy run on Method 1.(look but don't touch). Presume
HOMEDRIVE in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\VolatileEnvironment is set to E: that
%SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings in
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList (I
have 6 occurences including the 3 Users), may be changed to E:\Documents and
Settings. That when changing path in registry you need to sign in to each
User in turn and amend paths. Two of my Users have 180 entries to amend and 1
User has 196 entries. Most of those entries will be changed when the first
user registry is is amended so there will not be 556 amendments - probably
196 minimum.
On method 2. there is an article headed CUSOMIZING UNATTENDED INSTALLATIONS
in Microsoft support files which is helpful.
This is a short outline of some of the main concerns raised which may be of
interest to others reading this topic.
There is however nothing to touch experience at ground level and your help
would be welcome.

"jeffrey" wrote:

> Hi,
> The answer is YES, you can move the Documents and Settings folder to another
> driver. There are several ways to do it. One way is during a fresh install
> using an unattended install. The second way takes some time, it involves a
> lot of registry changes. If you instructions on how to do it reply to this
> post with an email address. Make sure you put some extra characters on the
> posted email address to prevent spam and just tell me which ones to exclude
> when responding back.
> I have changed the location of the Documents and Settings folder to the D
> drive on all the computers I maintain at work. So I have a lot of
> experience in doing that.
> Jeff
> "Philip K." <> wrote in message
> news:u3L$9vXFFHA.1260@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> > Can the "Documents & Settings" folder be moved to a hard drive other than
> > Drive C? (My C drive is clogged up.)
> >

William M. Quarles
07-10-2005, 12:23 AM
Look at my message dated 5/1/2005 in this thread, I explain how to do this.
It is four messages down from here if I counted correctly.

William M. Quarles

Re: Documents & Settings Folder