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More Personal Folders Problems, User Account Corruption BUG!

  1. #1


    Geoff Guest

    More Personal Folders Problems, User Account Corruption BUG!

    Hey all...i was reading through some of these posts and i think i have a
    similar problem. Basically i was trying to move my data off of the main
    partition (a common request). So i was moving/changing the Location (in
    properties from the start menu) and now the start menu folders are totally
    broken. Pictures and Music icons in the start menu now dont work at all.

    How can i just point those to my other partition? They dont work at all
    now....no choice to "move" or change location...they're jsut dead.

    Is there a reg key or something i can edit?






      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Geoff Guest

    RE: More Personal Folders Problems, User Account Corruption BUG!

    Ok i think i found the reg keys, there are two of them and seems to be
    working...perhaps some from msoft can confirm I think the the two paths that
    contain the file directories are as follows:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell
    Folders

    AND


    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User
    Shell Folders

    I changed these values to point to my custom directories and all seems to be
    working just fine!



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Ramesh, MS-MVP Guest

    Re: More Personal Folders Problems, User Account Corruption BUG!

    How to move the special folders in Windows Vista:
    http://www.winhelponline.com/articles/95/1/

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    Regards,

    Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows XP Shell/User]
    Windows® XP Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


    "Geoff" <Geoff@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:8075CFEC-5C8A-4303-BCCB-74C5FEFB514C@microsoft.com...
    Hey all...i was reading through some of these posts and i think i have a
    similar problem. Basically i was trying to move my data off of the main
    partition (a common request). So i was moving/changing the Location (in
    properties from the start menu) and now the start menu folders are totally
    broken. Pictures and Music icons in the start menu now dont work at all.

    How can i just point those to my other partition? They dont work at all
    now....no choice to "move" or change location...they're jsut dead.

    Is there a reg key or something i can edit?







      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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