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Change location of the Desktop folder

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Anonymous
January 21, 2005 5:35:21 PM

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In the university computer lab I work at, we use DeepFreeze to freeze the
c: drive so clients can't mess things up. However, we like to keep their
work backed up, so we thaw a 4gb partition and point my documents to that
drive. Many clients, however, save work to the desktop, and someone
ineveitably pulls the power cord on their neighbors computer, and so on.

Anyway, is there an easy way to change where the user's desktop folder
points to?

-Jonathan

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Anonymous
January 22, 2005 1:51:39 PM

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Hi Jonathan,

Change it here:

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders
In the right-pane, value named "Desktop"

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Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"Jonathan Scoles" <jscoles@mailforce.net> wrote in message news:o psky407ol37j6jf@piledriver.domainname...
In the university computer lab I work at, we use DeepFreeze to freeze the
c: drive so clients can't mess things up. However, we like to keep their
work backed up, so we thaw a 4gb partition and point my documents to that
drive. Many clients, however, save work to the desktop, and someone
ineveitably pulls the power cord on their neighbors computer, and so on.

Anyway, is there an easy way to change where the user's desktop folder
points to?

-Jonathan

--
Using Opera's revolutionary e-mail client: http://www.opera.com/mail/
!