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September 23, 2004 1:40:36 PM

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I have created a customized "Default User" profile per instructions in
MS articles 319974 and 321281. Users created with this profile do not
display their documents in "Files stored on this computer", though,
and the various desktop.ini files in their documents folder are not
updated with new owner information. How do I customize the default
user so that these things happen?
September 24, 2004 4:51:43 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Hi Ed,

Go to Start/Run/Regedit and verify this key and values:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ Explorer\My
Computer\NameSpace\DelegateFolders

Sub-key named {59031a47-3f72-44a7-89c5-5595fe6b30ee}. If this subkey is not
present, you will not have the group: Other files stored on this computer.

Other than that, if you are using TweakUI check your settings under - My
Computer/Files stored on this computer. And/or run the edit on line 56:
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

Added info:

To get an account's My Documents folder to appear in Windows Explorer (Files
stored on this computer), add/edit a key in the DocFolderPaths branch like
so:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DocFolderPaths]
"user"="C:\Documents and Settings\user\My Documents"

In the right pane, right click and choose New/String Value. Give it the
name of the user. Double click the name once added and type in:
C:\Documents and Settings\[User Name]\My Documents



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All the Best,
Kelly

Microsoft-MVP Windows® XP

Troubleshooting Windows XP
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com


"Ed" <goadeff@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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>I have created a customized "Default User" profile per instructions in
> MS articles 319974 and 321281. Users created with this profile do not
> display their documents in "Files stored on this computer", though,
> and the various desktop.ini files in their documents folder are not
> updated with new owner information. How do I customize the default
> user so that these things happen?
September 25, 2004 12:30:32 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Thanks, Kelly - useful information, that. I also found a crucial
difference between the original "default user" hive and mine. Using
regedit's "load/unload hive" function, I replaced the following key in
my customized hive with the contents from the original.

Software\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\

Now, users created with my customized profile are automatically setup
at first logon with the proper desktop.ini files in their "My
Documents". The proper value is also added to DocFolderPaths.
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September 26, 2004 6:57:33 AM

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Most welcome, Steve. Glad to have helped and to hear all is well. Thanks
for the feedback.

All the Best,
Kelly

Microsoft-MVP Windows® XP-Shell/User
2004 Windows MVP "Winny" Award

Troubleshooting Windows XP
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com


"Ed" <goadeff@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:a5c80dd1.0409241930.662d7352@posting.google.com...
> Thanks, Kelly - useful information, that. I also found a crucial
> difference between the original "default user" hive and mine. Using
> regedit's "load/unload hive" function, I replaced the following key in
> my customized hive with the contents from the original.
>
> Software\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\
>
> Now, users created with my customized profile are automatically setup
> at first logon with the proper desktop.ini files in their "My
> Documents". The proper value is also added to DocFolderPaths.
Anonymous
October 16, 2009 9:52:07 AM

hey kelly i tried all but i cant get this to work these is no shared documents and no my documents in my computer how to add them plss help me!
!