Re: (Legible) Help Can't get "Folder Redirection"
From: Roger (ramsy_at_despammed.com)
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2003 04:35:52 -0800
Thanks for pointing me in the right direction on this one. I ultimately had
to bite the bullet and scratched out my root partion an extra 2GB.
I did find out how to get user folders off the root partition, without
"Folder Redirection", domains, or server software. 'Right-drag the folder
to its desired new location and select "Move Here"'. This manuever does not
update registry MRU's, but I soon discovered MRU keys can be disabled for
security reasons anyway.
I moved My Documents, Desktop, Favorites, SendTo, & Start Menu folders from
the root, along with waxing windows components like Games, etc., which got
me to 30% free space. Compressing the drive to save disk space got me to
31% free, but Defrag still needed more room to finish its job. The real
gain I got seemed to be faster desktop wallpaper between window tasks.
Perhaps adding user activity to an otherwise solitary swap disk resulted in
For anyone else who's interested, the XP powertoy Tweak UI "Special Folders"
may list the only ../client user folders in XP that can be relocated in this
way. Moving other user folders caused sharing violations. Moving the
"Quick Launch" folder caused a "Cannot Create Toolbar" error. A script at
www.dougknox.com/xp/scripts_desc/xp_toolbar_error.htm recreates the Quick
Thanks again Paul.
"Paul Adare" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Roger <email@example.com> says...
> > Using XP Pro SP1, Is it possible to create a site, domain, or
> > unit with a single-user (admin), then link it to a Group Policy object?
> No, you need a domain controller to do this, and that requires one of
> the server operating systems.
> Paul Adare
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