The basic functionality has existed since Windows 95. You might look for a
book on registry hacks or search a few registry hack sites. You'll learn
all kinds of cool things to do in the registry that you can't do elsewhere.
Just be sure to backup or export anything you're going to change before you
make the change so you have a way to get back.
Also, in Windows XP and before, there is a GUI you can download for doing
the same thing: search for TweakUI. I imagine that there'll be a Vista
version of TweakUI before too long.
"Tim Draper" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> nail on the head there dale thanks
> for future knowledge, this surely cant be a common question so how did you
> find it?
> Dale wrote:
>> You can try opening registry editor and navigate to
>> and change the path in the Personal entry.
>> "Tim Draper" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>>> as a rule of thumb, i move the documents folder to another
>>> partition/drive than the main OS - everytime i reinstall, i dont/cant
>>> loose the documents folder.
>>> i found out how to change location of the documents folder myself (arent
>>> i a big clever boy? :P)
>>> today i move the drive letters around (from 'documents' location on i:\,
>>> to d:\). however, because i've changed drive letters, i cant seem to
>>> find where to change 'documents' location anymore.
>>> i'm SURE it was changeable at C:\Users\USER\, right click 'documents',
>>> and change location. now i've changed drive letters around, the
>>> 'documents' shortcut has been deleted by the system.
>>> reason for concern: games.
>>> some games (especially EA games) stores user details/saved games in
>>> 'documents' folder. if the system has no reference to 'documents', or
>>> it's pointing incorrectly to i:\documents\, then its not saving the
>>> savegame files to disc
>>> so: is there another location, or a registry edit to fix where
>>> 'documents' is pointing to?