My documents messed up, need help finding registry values!!

Discussion in 'Windows Vista File Management' started by Respawns, May 14, 2008.

  1. Respawns

    Respawns Guest

    Okay, this is the situation, il keep it short

    I changed the target path for my documents on the start menu ( locatio
    tab )
    Tried doing it again..and the location tab is gone

    Not only that but when navigating through the hard drive.

    C:\Users\Respawns\Deskto

    It now says.

    C:\Users\Documents\Deskto

    Now i cant install programs because the Application data tmp folde
    isnt where the programs think it is..its called Documents now instead o
    Respawns.

    But i still login as Respawns

    I've taken ownership of everything btw.
    I AM THE ADMIN

    Just need to find the registry path for the start menu and change i
    through there

    Thanks in advance guys i cant do anything ive just done a clean instal
    and cant use any programs so please help
     
    Respawns, May 14, 2008
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  2. Hi Respawns,

    Option 1: Use the REG file here to reset the path for Documents/Picture/Music folders:
    http://www.winhelponline.com/articl...der-link-in-the-Windows-Vista-Start-menu.html

    -or-

    Option 2:

    You can change the Documents path in the registry. See Method 2 here:
    http://www.winhelponline.com/articles/95/1/How-to-move-the-special-folders-in-Windows-Vista.html
    (Fix the value data for "Personal".)

    --
    Regards,

    Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
    The Winhelponline Blog: http://www.winhelponline.com/blog
    Windows® Troubleshooting: http://www.winhelponline.com


    Okay, this is the situation, il keep it short.

    I changed the target path for my documents on the start menu ( location
    tab )
    Tried doing it again..and the location tab is gone.

    Not only that but when navigating through the hard drive..

    C:\Users\Respawns\Desktop

    It now says..

    C:\Users\Documents\Desktop

    Now i cant install programs because the Application data tmp folder
    isnt where the programs think it is..its called Documents now instead of
    Respawns..

    But i still login as Respawns!

    I've taken ownership of everything btw.
    I AM THE ADMIN.

    Just need to find the registry path for the start menu and change it
    through there.

    Thanks in advance guys i cant do anything ive just done a clean install
    and cant use any programs so please help!
     
    Ramesh, MS-MVP, May 14, 2008
    #2
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  3. Respawns

    Respawns Guest

    Omfg thanks so much you've really helped me out man ive searche
    everywhere for about 3 hours and didnt find a thing, and i usually fin
    what im looking for but in this caas i didnt get anything thanks alo
    what can i do to pay you back lol

    Need a film, app, serial, game, patch, OS or WGA software let me know

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

    That was all i needed to know i just wanted to make sure i was makin
    the key in the correct place

    People like you should be paid lo
     
    Respawns, May 14, 2008
    #3
  4. You're welcome Respawns.

    --
    Regards,

    Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
    The Winhelponline Blog: http://www.winhelponline.com/blog
    Windows® Troubleshooting: http://www.winhelponline.com


    Omfg thanks so much you've really helped me out man ive searched
    everywhere for about 3 hours and didnt find a thing, and i usually find
    what im looking for but in this caas i didnt get anything thanks alot
    what can i do to pay you back lol?

    Need a film, app, serial, game, patch, OS or WGA software let me know !


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

    That was all i needed to know i just wanted to make sure i was making
    the key in the correct place.

    People like you should be paid lol
     
    Ramesh, MS-MVP, May 15, 2008
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