WinXP Pro: Change Desktop Directory?

By mewi
Jul 5, 2008
  1. [Solved] WinXP Pro: Change Desktop Directory?

    Well I have multiple hard drives now, so I was wondering if there was a way to change the default desktop directory... I want it to be changed to another drive folder. My search over google has come up with nothing so far =3
  2. wii-ste

    wii-ste TS Rookie Posts: 163


    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders\Desktop

    Change the entry to the directory where you want to save your desktop
  3. mewi

    mewi TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 70

    Thanks for your response... I tried this once before along time ago but it never worked, the default just overwrited my changes after reboot.

    I am attempting to change default desktop directory to this directory...

    D:\My Documents\My Computer\Desktop

    But again it gets re-replaced by

    C:\Documents and Settings\Mewi\Desktop

    EDIT: I have done a more thorough search on registry searching for anything with desktop and have solved the problem. The proper place to edit user defined desktop directory would be...

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders

    Edit Desktop Entry from %USERPROFILE%\Desktop to user defined directory. Example: D:\My Documents\My Computer\Desktop . Problem solved =3 Thanks for aiming me in the right direciton wii-ste ^^
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