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By: Laurent Duchastel     Montréal, Québec  
Date: Oct 01,2003 at 22:34
In Response to: My My:-) (Steve Rawling)

> and would dearly love to replace 'program files' with 'programs'
> 'Application Data' with 'apps'. and all those spaces created by various
> applications' auto installations, but consider it wiser to leave them be.

> Maybe that the way to go, let them be created, never use them even if it
> means creating a similar directory in each user profile adjacent to the
> 'My etc' such as 'Documents\Photo' and 'Documents\Music'

TweakUI, the free utility from Microsoft, does just that.

Note however that My Documents (including My Images, My Music and My Video), Favorites and Desktop can be changed without this utility or without opening the registry. For My Documents, just right-click on the icon and change path in the Properties. Personnaly, I forward My documents to the D:\ root to put data in a different partition.

Then in Windows Explorer, just drag the Favorites and Desktop folders from the C:\Documents settings\[users] to the new destination. Again, I use D:\.

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