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Anonymous
August 18, 2005 5:44:35 PM

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

First of all, the reason I want to move this folder is for security reasons.
I have been using Windows XP Home Edtion (first experience with Winnt OS) for
2 years on a Gateway 500plus computer. I usually use Drive Image to back up
my system but with all the programs and data that I have (about 50 GB's) I am
finding it very time consuming to do a daly back up of my data. This is
because I have to back up everything each time. A couple of times that I got
lazy and didn't do a daily back up cost me several weeks to months of data
lose and when I went back to the latest Drive Image I had I ended up loosing
all my current settings as well.

I am currently reinstalling my Windows XP and will upgrade to SP2. I want to
put my Documents and Setting on a different volumn/partition thus allowing me
to back up my data files daily with out all the programs. Then I only need to
back the OS when I change something or add a new program. I have tried the
Unattend function as spelled out in the follow Microsoft Help and Support
documents:

Article ID : 314843
Last Review : December 22, 2004
Revision : 1.2

and

Article ID : 236621
Last Review : September 29, 2004
Revision : 4.1

I tried running the winnt.exe and winnt32.exe programs after doing a fresh
install of Windows XP Home Edition SP1. I get the error message of SYNTAX
ERROR ON LINE 2 with winnt.exe and just get the help menu with winnt32.exe. I
don't know how (if there is a way to do this) to run the unattend functionn
during the original installation (which I will do again if I have to if some
one will tell me how). The documents that I have listed don't give very much
detail on any of this and the error message doesn't give me a clue as to what
is wrong with the syntax. I have triple checked the spelling on the line and
I can't see what is causing the error other than I think that the command
"ProfilesDir" may not be valid. The article at Article ID : 155197
Last Review : October 30, 2003
Revision : 1.0
does not indicate that this is a valid command.
The long method of moving the Documents and Settings folder appears to be an
incomplete movement of Documents and Settings and appears to be very time
consumming.

Don C.

--
- Birds are God''s gift of beauty to the world -
Anonymous
August 18, 2005 8:32:48 PM

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

How to Move Shell Folders (and contents)
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_shell_folders.htm

[Courtesy of Kent W. England, MS-MVP]

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

"dgc49" wrote:

| First of all, the reason I want to move this folder is for security reasons.
| I have been using Windows XP Home Edtion (first experience with Winnt OS) for
| 2 years on a Gateway 500plus computer. I usually use Drive Image to back up
| my system but with all the programs and data that I have (about 50 GB's) I am
| finding it very time consuming to do a daly back up of my data. This is
| because I have to back up everything each time. A couple of times that I got
| lazy and didn't do a daily back up cost me several weeks to months of data
| lose and when I went back to the latest Drive Image I had I ended up loosing
| all my current settings as well.
|
| I am currently reinstalling my Windows XP and will upgrade to SP2. I want to
| put my Documents and Setting on a different volumn/partition thus allowing me
| to back up my data files daily with out all the programs. Then I only need to
| back the OS when I change something or add a new program. I have tried the
| Unattend function as spelled out in the follow Microsoft Help and Support
| documents:
|
| Article ID : 314843
| Last Review : December 22, 2004
| Revision : 1.2
|
| and
|
| Article ID : 236621
| Last Review : September 29, 2004
| Revision : 4.1
|
| I tried running the winnt.exe and winnt32.exe programs after doing a fresh
| install of Windows XP Home Edition SP1. I get the error message of SYNTAX
| ERROR ON LINE 2 with winnt.exe and just get the help menu with winnt32.exe. I
| don't know how (if there is a way to do this) to run the unattend functionn
| during the original installation (which I will do again if I have to if some
| one will tell me how). The documents that I have listed don't give very much
| detail on any of this and the error message doesn't give me a clue as to what
| is wrong with the syntax. I have triple checked the spelling on the line and
| I can't see what is causing the error other than I think that the command
| "ProfilesDir" may not be valid. The article at Article ID : 155197
| Last Review : October 30, 2003
| Revision : 1.0
| does not indicate that this is a valid command.
| The long method of moving the Documents and Settings folder appears to be an
| incomplete movement of Documents and Settings and appears to be very time
| consumming.
|
| Don C.
|
| --
| - Birds are God''s gift of beauty to the world -
Anonymous
August 19, 2005 11:44:53 PM

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

Download a copy of the Microsoft Power Took TweakUI and it will let you move
them

Norm

"dgc49" <dgc49@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:5DDB5B16-3116-4AC1-A490-7B663FB1B385@microsoft.com...
> First of all, the reason I want to move this folder is for security
> reasons.
> I have been using Windows XP Home Edtion (first experience with Winnt OS)
> for
> 2 years on a Gateway 500plus computer. I usually use Drive Image to back
> up
> my system but with all the programs and data that I have (about 50 GB's) I
> am
> finding it very time consuming to do a daly back up of my data. This is
> because I have to back up everything each time. A couple of times that I
> got
> lazy and didn't do a daily back up cost me several weeks to months of data
> lose and when I went back to the latest Drive Image I had I ended up
> loosing
> all my current settings as well.
>
> I am currently reinstalling my Windows XP and will upgrade to SP2. I want
> to
> put my Documents and Setting on a different volumn/partition thus allowing
> me
> to back up my data files daily with out all the programs. Then I only need
> to
> back the OS when I change something or add a new program. I have tried
> the
> Unattend function as spelled out in the follow Microsoft Help and Support
> documents:
>
> Article ID : 314843
> Last Review : December 22, 2004
> Revision : 1.2
>
> and
>
> Article ID : 236621
> Last Review : September 29, 2004
> Revision : 4.1
>
> I tried running the winnt.exe and winnt32.exe programs after doing a fresh
> install of Windows XP Home Edition SP1. I get the error message of SYNTAX
> ERROR ON LINE 2 with winnt.exe and just get the help menu with
> winnt32.exe. I
> don't know how (if there is a way to do this) to run the unattend
> functionn
> during the original installation (which I will do again if I have to if
> some
> one will tell me how). The documents that I have listed don't give very
> much
> detail on any of this and the error message doesn't give me a clue as to
> what
> is wrong with the syntax. I have triple checked the spelling on the line
> and
> I can't see what is causing the error other than I think that the command
> "ProfilesDir" may not be valid. The article at Article ID : 155197
> Last Review : October 30, 2003
> Revision : 1.0
> does not indicate that this is a valid command.
> The long method of moving the Documents and Settings folder appears to be
> an
> incomplete movement of Documents and Settings and appears to be very time
> consumming.
>
> Don C.
>
> --
> - Birds are God''s gift of beauty to the world -
>
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Anonymous
August 20, 2005 2:14:02 AM

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

Norm,
I already have TweakUI and have been using it to get around this little
problem, but it is a partial solution at best. I need to move the entire
Documents and Settings folder to accomplish what I am trying to do. This has
been a real pain in the butt for me and sometimes makes me want to go back to
Windows 98. I have also consisdered getting Windows 2000, but I do not know
if this would fix my problems.

Don
--
- Birds are God's gift of beauty to the world -



"Norm Dresner" wrote:

> Download a copy of the Microsoft Power Took TweakUI and it will let you move
> them
>
> Norm
>
> "dgc49" <dgc49@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:5DDB5B16-3116-4AC1-A490-7B663FB1B385@microsoft.com...
> > First of all, the reason I want to move this folder is for security
> > reasons.
> > I have been using Windows XP Home Edtion (first experience with Winnt OS)
> > for
> > 2 years on a Gateway 500plus computer. I usually use Drive Image to back
> > up
> > my system but with all the programs and data that I have (about 50 GB's) I
> > am
> > finding it very time consuming to do a daly back up of my data. This is
> > because I have to back up everything each time. A couple of times that I
> > got
> > lazy and didn't do a daily back up cost me several weeks to months of data
> > lose and when I went back to the latest Drive Image I had I ended up
> > loosing
> > all my current settings as well.
> >
> > I am currently reinstalling my Windows XP and will upgrade to SP2. I want
> > to
> > put my Documents and Setting on a different volumn/partition thus allowing
> > me
> > to back up my data files daily with out all the programs. Then I only need
> > to
> > back the OS when I change something or add a new program. I have tried
> > the
> > Unattend function as spelled out in the follow Microsoft Help and Support
> > documents:
> >
> > Article ID : 314843
> > Last Review : December 22, 2004
> > Revision : 1.2
> >
> > and
> >
> > Article ID : 236621
> > Last Review : September 29, 2004
> > Revision : 4.1
> >
> > I tried running the winnt.exe and winnt32.exe programs after doing a fresh
> > install of Windows XP Home Edition SP1. I get the error message of SYNTAX
> > ERROR ON LINE 2 with winnt.exe and just get the help menu with
> > winnt32.exe. I
> > don't know how (if there is a way to do this) to run the unattend
> > functionn
> > during the original installation (which I will do again if I have to if
> > some
> > one will tell me how). The documents that I have listed don't give very
> > much
> > detail on any of this and the error message doesn't give me a clue as to
> > what
> > is wrong with the syntax. I have triple checked the spelling on the line
> > and
> > I can't see what is causing the error other than I think that the command
> > "ProfilesDir" may not be valid. The article at Article ID : 155197
> > Last Review : October 30, 2003
> > Revision : 1.0
> > does not indicate that this is a valid command.
> > The long method of moving the Documents and Settings folder appears to be
> > an
> > incomplete movement of Documents and Settings and appears to be very time
> > consumming.
> >
> > Don C.
> >
> > --
> > - Birds are God''s gift of beauty to the world -
> >
>
>
Anonymous
August 20, 2005 5:44:02 AM

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

Carey,

I was hopping to get more information on how to make the /unattend feature
work for me or some other easy and accurrate way to move the Documents and
Settings folder. The method you present me with is complex and I am not sure
it will move the entire folder.

Don
--
- Birds are God''s gift of beauty to the world -



"Carey Frisch [MVP]" wrote:

> How to Move Shell Folders (and contents)
> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_shell_folders.htm
>
> [Courtesy of Kent W. England, MS-MVP]
>
> --
> Carey Frisch
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP - Shell/User
> Microsoft Newsgroups
>
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> "dgc49" wrote:
>
> | First of all, the reason I want to move this folder is for security reasons.
> | I have been using Windows XP Home Edtion (first experience with Winnt OS) for
> | 2 years on a Gateway 500plus computer. I usually use Drive Image to back up
> | my system but with all the programs and data that I have (about 50 GB's) I am
> | finding it very time consuming to do a daly back up of my data. This is
> | because I have to back up everything each time. A couple of times that I got
> | lazy and didn't do a daily back up cost me several weeks to months of data
> | lose and when I went back to the latest Drive Image I had I ended up loosing
> | all my current settings as well.
> |
> | I am currently reinstalling my Windows XP and will upgrade to SP2. I want to
> | put my Documents and Setting on a different volumn/partition thus allowing me
> | to back up my data files daily with out all the programs. Then I only need to
> | back the OS when I change something or add a new program. I have tried the
> | Unattend function as spelled out in the follow Microsoft Help and Support
> | documents:
> |
> | Article ID : 314843
> | Last Review : December 22, 2004
> | Revision : 1.2
> |
> | and
> |
> | Article ID : 236621
> | Last Review : September 29, 2004
> | Revision : 4.1
> |
> | I tried running the winnt.exe and winnt32.exe programs after doing a fresh
> | install of Windows XP Home Edition SP1. I get the error message of SYNTAX
> | ERROR ON LINE 2 with winnt.exe and just get the help menu with winnt32.exe. I
> | don't know how (if there is a way to do this) to run the unattend functionn
> | during the original installation (which I will do again if I have to if some
> | one will tell me how). The documents that I have listed don't give very much
> | detail on any of this and the error message doesn't give me a clue as to what
> | is wrong with the syntax. I have triple checked the spelling on the line and
> | I can't see what is causing the error other than I think that the command
> | "ProfilesDir" may not be valid. The article at Article ID : 155197
> | Last Review : October 30, 2003
> | Revision : 1.0
> | does not indicate that this is a valid command.
> | The long method of moving the Documents and Settings folder appears to be an
> | incomplete movement of Documents and Settings and appears to be very time
> | consumming.
> |
> | Don C.
> |
> | --
> | - Birds are God''s gift of beauty to the world -
>
>
Anonymous
August 20, 2005 11:44:16 AM

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No it won't read the question.

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"Norm Dresner" <ndrez@att.net> wrote in message news:VEqNe.636269$cg1.226031@bgtnsc04-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
> Download a copy of the Microsoft Power Took TweakUI and it will let you move
> them
>
> Norm
>
> "dgc49" <dgc49@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:5DDB5B16-3116-4AC1-A490-7B663FB1B385@microsoft.com...
>> First of all, the reason I want to move this folder is for security
>> reasons.
>> I have been using Windows XP Home Edtion (first experience with Winnt OS)
>> for
>> 2 years on a Gateway 500plus computer. I usually use Drive Image to back
>> up
>> my system but with all the programs and data that I have (about 50 GB's) I
>> am
>> finding it very time consuming to do a daly back up of my data. This is
>> because I have to back up everything each time. A couple of times that I
>> got
>> lazy and didn't do a daily back up cost me several weeks to months of data
>> lose and when I went back to the latest Drive Image I had I ended up
>> loosing
>> all my current settings as well.
>>
>> I am currently reinstalling my Windows XP and will upgrade to SP2. I want
>> to
>> put my Documents and Setting on a different volumn/partition thus allowing
>> me
>> to back up my data files daily with out all the programs. Then I only need
>> to
>> back the OS when I change something or add a new program. I have tried
>> the
>> Unattend function as spelled out in the follow Microsoft Help and Support
>> documents:
>>
>> Article ID : 314843
>> Last Review : December 22, 2004
>> Revision : 1.2
>>
>> and
>>
>> Article ID : 236621
>> Last Review : September 29, 2004
>> Revision : 4.1
>>
>> I tried running the winnt.exe and winnt32.exe programs after doing a fresh
>> install of Windows XP Home Edition SP1. I get the error message of SYNTAX
>> ERROR ON LINE 2 with winnt.exe and just get the help menu with
>> winnt32.exe. I
>> don't know how (if there is a way to do this) to run the unattend
>> functionn
>> during the original installation (which I will do again if I have to if
>> some
>> one will tell me how). The documents that I have listed don't give very
>> much
>> detail on any of this and the error message doesn't give me a clue as to
>> what
>> is wrong with the syntax. I have triple checked the spelling on the line
>> and
>> I can't see what is causing the error other than I think that the command
>> "ProfilesDir" may not be valid. The article at Article ID : 155197
>> Last Review : October 30, 2003
>> Revision : 1.0
>> does not indicate that this is a valid command.
>> The long method of moving the Documents and Settings folder appears to be
>> an
>> incomplete movement of Documents and Settings and appears to be very time
>> consumming.
>>
>> Don C.
>>
>> --
>> - Birds are God''s gift of beauty to the world -
>>
>
Anonymous
August 20, 2005 3:09:35 PM

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On 8/20/05 02:14:02, dgc49 wrote:

> This has been a real pain in the butt

I feel the same.

> I have also consisdered getting Windows 2000, but I do not know if this
> would fix my problems.

I don't think so. I also would like to know a solution how to move the
complete Document and Settings folder reliably.

Gerhard
Anonymous
August 20, 2005 6:53:10 PM

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

Cannot move or rename the Documents and Settings folder
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q236621/

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

"Gerhard Fiedler" wrote:

| I feel the same.
|
| > I have also consisdered getting Windows 2000, but I do not know if this
| > would fix my problems.
|
| I don't think so. I also would like to know a solution how to move the
| complete Document and Settings folder reliably.
|
| Gerhard
Anonymous
August 23, 2005 4:10:02 PM

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First, you must have 2 administrator accounts.

1. Restart your computer.
2. Login into Admin Account 1
3. Now open regedit (start > run > regedit)
4. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList

The key ProfilesDirectory can be used to change where you want new accounts
to be set up. If you look at the sub folders (?), you will see some like
"S-1-5-18" and "S-1-5-19", you can ignore those. Edit the ones like
"S-1-5-21-1659004053-32808138083-203813-230". Under those folder there will
be "ProfileImagePath", you can change that to where you want it to be (ex:
D:\awickham).

5. Copy all of your documents and settings (besides Admin 1 which you are
logged into) over to where you want them to be (where you specified in the
step above).
6. Restart your computer.
7. Login as Admin 2.
8. Copy all of your Admin 1 documents and settings to where you want them
to be.
9. Restart your computer.


I hope I explained that well... I don't feel I did. Let me know if you need
further explanation.
!