Another way to force the default save folder

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If you are not running Active Directory forests, and want to change the location of "My Documents," you can do so by editing the registry at:

ExplorerUser Shell FoldersPersonal

Change the value to any path (local or UNC,) and anyone that logs on to the machine will have their "My Documents" redirected to the location that you have specified.

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This was first published in July 2002

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