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Any way to remap folders?


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Tyler5690

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I have a laptop with two installations of Windows XP. Since space is limited on my hard drive, I would like Windows on partition 2 to default its My Documents to the partition 1 My Documents. I would also like to point my Outlook to refer to the same profile across both installations. How can I do this?

Edited by Tyler5690, 09 July 2006 - 06:51 PM.

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the first thing you must do is make the MY DOCUMENTS folder on the C: drive accessible to everyone....at a default, it is a protected folder

you never mentioned, Xp home or pro

I will have to try your outlook question, it can be done, but I am unsure about unintended consequences
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Both installations are Pro.
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If you are using Windows XP Pro, disable Simple File Sharing, which is the default when it is not joined to a domain. To disable simple file sharing,

Double click MY COMPUTER, choose TOLLS > FOLDER OPTIONS > VIEW. Scroll down and UNCHECK USE SIMPLE FILE SHARING.

Now, locate c:\documents and settings\{profile you want to share}


Click the Security tab, and then click OK on the Security message if one appears.

Click the EVERYONE username, and then ALLOW next to full control

This will allow you to access the folders from the first OS

In the second OS, right click on MY DOCUMENTS, choose PROPERTIES, choose FIND TARGET, and navigate to the desired profile from the first OS.

That should make the MY DOCUMENTS folders identical for both OSs

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For outlook, you would open OUTLOOK in the second OS, choose DATA FILE MANAGEMENT, select your data store, click settings, and change the file path to the PST file in the first os, which should already have the everyone status from the first step,

does that make sense?
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Yes, thanks, that's just what I was looking for.
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