Changing Default Folder Locations

Changing Default Folder Locations

You can change or delete the Windows mandatory locations of folders such as My Documents. As an example,

1. Open RegEdit 2. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ShellFolders 3. Change the desired folder location

4. Open the Explorer and rename or create the folder you wish.

To change the desired location of the Program Files folder: 1. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\CurrentVersion 2. Change the value of “ProgramFiles”

Now when you install a new program it will default to the new location you have selected.

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