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Windows 7 Personal Folder

Discussion in 'Software' started by BB88, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. BB88

    BB88 Kilobyte Poster Gold Member

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    I have been searching for some time now, and its rather frustrating. Is there a way to customize the location where the Personal Folder, the Username section of the Start Menu goes to?

    I can quite easily Show/Hide it from Group Policy, but cannot see where to configure the location on where it goes.

    User Shell Folders under registry, doesn't seem to have a section for Personal Folder, the Personal links to My Documents.

    Any ideas chaps/lasses? :D
     
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  2. Notes_Bloke

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    This guide is for Vista, but will probably work for 7.

    Linky

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  3. Sparky
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    Is there a reason you want to do this? Disk space issues?
     
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  4. BB88

    BB88 Kilobyte Poster Gold Member

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    Users in a domain environment are clicking on their name in the start menu hoping it gets them to a home drive personable to them, which resides on a network share. Instead, it goes to their local profile on the mahine.
     
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  5. BB88

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    Cheers, will give this a look tomorrow.
     
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  6. Sparky
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    Ahh, are you not just better to hide it from the start menu then? From the link given you would have to move the user profiles to a network share.
     
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  7. BB88

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    Hidden it will be. Cheers chaps!
     
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