Archive for November, 2011

Change Location of Your Desktop and My Documents Folders

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

The following is brief description of how to change the location of your desktop and my documents folders.

Go to the Start Menu -> Run -> Type regedit and press enter -> Drill down to the following location:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders
In the right-pane, value named “Desktop”

You can change it to whatever you wish, i.e. Z:\NewDesktop

For the My Documents folder, go to the start menu and type in C:\Users\*Your User Name*->Right click on my documents and go to properties->click on location tab and make the appropriate change!

This is useful for relocating those folders to a partition other than what your OS is installed on for ease of backing up that data.