Re: HowTo: Locate Documents & Settings on a different drive?



Bearwood
07-10-2005, 02:15 AM
The article you are looking for is http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q314843/
I am still researching to find a working solution. e.g in line 7. if your
logged in as a different administrator account why not just drag the folders
of the administrator account, you were working in, to the new folder. Looks
like a leftover from Windows Server.
I have noted that if you log into each user area the registry has other
entries for Documents and Settings where the path will need changing.
Check HKEY_VolatileEnvironment
Value on one line for HOMEDRIVE is C: and next line for value HOMEPATH is
Documents and Settings. It appears that the C: should be changed to the new
path.
I am still investigating this one. Will let you know if it works.
Another approach could be to find out how you can produce an unattend.txt
file to pick up the settings from an existing installation of XP Pro. You
could then edit the GUI Profile to point to the new path for Documents and
Settings.

"marbux" wrote:

> Thank you. Unfortunately, the linked article is for performing the action in
> Windows server, not XP Pro. But it may work anyway. Also, it gives me some
> terminology to use for a further search.
>
> It does seem to me that Microsoft might consider making this process easier,
> assuming it is akin to that described in the article. Configuring the system
> to keep data and user settings on a separate drive should be a trivial task.
>
> Thanks again.
>
> "Nepatsfan" wrote:
>
> > You might want to take a look at this article:
> >
> > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q236621/
> >
>


Re: HowTo: Locate Documents & Settings on a different drive?