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March 2, 2005 7:35:58 PM

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I recently re-installed Windows XP home and need to set my computer so
that it looks at my previous Documents and Settings folder. The
re-install created a new Documents and Settings folder which Windows is
using, and my old folder IS still there. I tried copying and pasting
the contents of the old folder to the new one, but that did not work.
Please help me!! Is there a file (i.e. win.ini) or a registry setting
I can do so Windows will use and utilize my previouse Documents and
Settings folder?

Thanks!!

Eddie G

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Anonymous
March 2, 2005 10:20:00 PM

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you have posted this in at least three groups...don't do that. it makes it
a pain in the ass for those who do answer, spend their time looking for
possible solutions, only to find that it has been answered in three or more
places.
<mickeddie@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:1109810158.807166.132830@g14g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
>I recently re-installed Windows XP home and need to set my computer so
> that it looks at my previous Documents and Settings folder. The
> re-install created a new Documents and Settings folder which Windows is
> using, and my old folder IS still there. I tried copying and pasting
> the contents of the old folder to the new one, but that did not work.
> Please help me!! Is there a file (i.e. win.ini) or a registry setting
> I can do so Windows will use and utilize my previouse Documents and
> Settings folder?
>
> Thanks!!
>
> Eddie G
>
Anonymous
March 3, 2005 12:40:52 AM

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On 2 Mar 2005 16:35:58 -0800, mickeddie@comcast.net wrote:

> I recently re-installed Windows XP home and need to set my computer so
> that it looks at my previous Documents and Settings folder. The
> re-install created a new Documents and Settings folder which Windows is
> using, and my old folder IS still there. I tried copying and pasting
> the contents of the old folder to the new one, but that did not work.
> Please help me!! Is there a file (i.e. win.ini) or a registry setting
> I can do so Windows will use and utilize my previouse Documents and
> Settings folder?

Why didn't copy/paste work when moving the files to the new folder?

If you got "access denied" messages, take a look at the following article:
HOW TO: Take Ownership of a File or Folder in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=308421
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Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
March 3, 2005 4:07:50 AM

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<mickeddie@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:1109810158.807166.132830@g14g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> I recently re-installed Windows XP home and need to set my computer so
> that it looks at my previous Documents and Settings folder. The
> re-install created a new Documents and Settings folder which Windows is
> using, and my old folder IS still there. I tried copying and pasting
> the contents of the old folder to the new one, but that did not work.
> Please help me!! Is there a file (i.e. win.ini) or a registry setting
> I can do so Windows will use and utilize my previouse Documents and
> Settings folder?
Since the My Documents icon is really just a shortcut, all you need to do is
change the target.
Jim
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