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Anonymous
August 15, 2005 2:04:12 PM

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I recently had to do a repair installation on a Windows XP SP2 system. I
used a SP2 slipstream CD to do the repair. For some reason, the Shared
Documents folder was changed to be located in the c:\Windows\Profiles\All
Users directory. I have tried to change it to C:\Documents and Settings\All
Users\Documents folder using TweakUI, but everytime I change it, Windows XP
changes it back to the Profiles location.

What can I do to get my Shared Directories location back to using
C:\Documents and Settings\... folder?

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Ken Varn
Senior Software Engineer
Diebold Inc.

EmailID = varnk
Domain = Diebold.com
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Anonymous
August 16, 2005 12:15:24 AM

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

Ken,

A registry edit is need to change / reset the Shared documents path to
defaults.

Start Regedit.exe and navigate to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \
Explorer \ User Shell Folders

In the right-pane, look for the entry "Common Documents" and double-click
it.

Set it's data to "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Documents".

Note: If the "Common Documents" value does not exist, create one of type
REG_EXPAND_SZ, not REG_SZ.

Reboot.

--
Ramesh, Windows XP MVP
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"Ken Varn" <nospam> wrote in message
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>I recently had to do a repair installation on a Windows XP SP2 system. I
> used a SP2 slipstream CD to do the repair. For some reason, the Shared
> Documents folder was changed to be located in the c:\Windows\Profiles\All
> Users directory. I have tried to change it to C:\Documents and
> Settings\All
> Users\Documents folder using TweakUI, but everytime I change it, Windows
> XP
> changes it back to the Profiles location.
>
> What can I do to get my Shared Directories location back to using
> C:\Documents and Settings\... folder?
>
> --
> -----------------------------------
> Ken Varn
> Senior Software Engineer
> Diebold Inc.
>
> EmailID = varnk
> Domain = Diebold.com
> -----------------------------------
>
>
!