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How to change the default store location of the "My Documents" folder on Windows Me

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How to change the default store location of the "My Documents" folder on Windows Me

Tell me how to change the default store location of the "My Documents" folder.

* The "My Document" icon on the desktop points the default store location of the file.
The default store location is the "C:\My Documents" folder (or the corresponding folder when the user profile is used on the computer).

Refer to the technical information of the support of Microsoft.

Article ID: Q253682
Last Reviewed: September 21, 2000
Title: How to change the default location of the My Documents Folder
Link: http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q253/6/82.ASP

- To change the default file store location, follow the procedures as follows.
(Procedure)
1. Right-click the "My Documents" icon on the desktop and then click "Properties".

2. Type a path (e.g. "D:\Properties\Documents\My Stuff") to the corresponding folder in the "Target" box and click "OK". When the specified folder does not exist, the "Create
Folder" dialog box appears. Click "Yes" when necessary to create a folder.

3. The dialog box of "Move Documents" appears. To move "My Documents" to a new store location, click "Yes". The file store location is changed to the specified folder.

- To move "My Documents" to a new location, follow the procedures as follows.
(Procedure)
1. Right-click the "My Documents" icon on the desktop and then click "Properties".

2. Click the "Move" button, click any folder you like on the dialog box of "Browse For Folder" and then click the "OK" button.
- To create a new folder, click the "New Folder" button.
- To restore it to the default (C:\My Document), click the "Restore Default" button.


- Not to display the "My Documents" icon on the desktop, follow the procedure as follows.
(Procedure)
1. Click the "Start" button and then click "Settings"-"Control Panel".

2. Double-click the "Folder Options" icon.

3. Click the "View" tab, turn off the checkbox of "Show My Documents on the Desktop" and click "OK".

Even when you make the settings not to display "My Documents" on the desktop, files stored in the folder that the "My Documents" icon points are not deleted.