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  • Hello,

    We are a French company reselling computers and providing support on.

    For marketing reasons, we would like to move user personal folders (Documents / Favoris / images, etc.. as this following :

    "C:\Users\*\Documents" -> "D:\Utilisateurs\*\Documents")

    We would like to do that under windows 8 and its upcoming updates.

    Actually we can do that using on each folder properties the “Location” tab(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/979463)  however this is boring.


    1/ Could we modify directly the “HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders” key value for each folder we would like to move ?


    2/ Is it possible to computerize this for each new account created ?

    Now we are working on a batch file which is copying "C:\Users\%username%" to "D:\Utilisateurs\%username%" (except "AppData" folder) and then call a reg file to apply modification into registry. We could call this batch file using a shortcut in “Startup” folder (C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp) and the shortcut will be erase after the first connection.


    3/ Is it possible to update from windows 8 to 8.1 without having to download through the Store on each machine, using a DVD for instance, considering we have OEM licenses ?

    Best regards,

    Thursday, February 27, 2014 8:03 AM