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One can change the location of the Windows "Desktop" folder

Apr 7 2012 12:00AM by Paras Doshi   

I just learned how to change the location from where the Desktop get's it files/folders. The default location is c:\users\xyz\desktop - and you can change this. Go to the Desktop Folder, Right click, Properties, Go to Location Tab, click move and select NEW location, click yes - you're done!

btw, i just wanted to separate user data from system data and so learned how to do so.

It Works in: Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 R2. It does not work in: XP

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  • @paras

    Is it specific for windows which version I am using windowsXP didn't get location tab on right click folder properties

    commented on Apr 7 2012 7:46AM
    Kirti M.Darji
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  • @Kirti M Darji - Sorry. I should have mentioned which windows version i was using. It works on Windows 7 and Windows Vista. For XP, one needs to tweak registry - And tweaking registry: I try to avoid that..

    And Thanks, I updated the Tip.

    commented on Apr 7 2012 10:38AM
    Paras Doshi
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  • Nice and simple!! Thanks Paras!!

    commented on Apr 7 2012 2:20PM
    Sudeep Raj
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  • you're welcome!

    commented on Apr 7 2012 4:17PM
    Paras Doshi
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  • Huh?? Never knew this could be done. Good one for a Sunday :) Thank-you, Paras!

    commented on Apr 8 2012 2:38AM
    Nakul Vachhrajani
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  • you're welcome!

    commented on Apr 8 2012 2:51AM
    Paras Doshi
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  • gud 1

    commented on Apr 9 2012 8:05AM
    satyajit
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  • Thanks Satyajit

    commented on Apr 9 2012 12:02PM
    Paras Doshi
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  • Nice find!

    commented on Apr 10 2012 3:36PM
    vanne040
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  • Thanks!

    commented on Apr 11 2012 12:33AM
    Paras Doshi
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  • Thank you, Paras ji :)

    commented on Apr 18 2012 9:54AM
    skganguly
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  • Already knew this but I like that you posted it :) everyone should keep their user data apart from system data

    commented on Apr 18 2012 12:30PM
    Sebastiaan
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  • @Sebastiaan: Yeah I agree!

    @SKGanguly Ji: You're welcome!

    commented on Apr 18 2012 1:35PM
    Paras Doshi
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  • @All: I just tested this on windows server 2008 R2. As expected: It works here too

    commented on Apr 24 2012 1:10PM
    Paras Doshi
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