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I want to make one of my folders in d-drive as my default folder.
by default it is the mydocuments folder.
now i have to give that path. it remains but as i restart the pc again it shows the default mydocuments folder
please advice how i can make this d drive as my default folder.
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Question by:sherif60
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by:victornegri
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The  reasons why the manual folder redirection will not stick is because 1) there is a policy in place that prevents the change or 2) there is something that's already redirecting it to the original location. Are you part of a domain? If so, you can create a GPO and define the folder redirection policy under User Config --> Windows Settings --> Folder Redirection. If you're not part of a domain, something screwey is going on with your workstation because nothing should be changing your redirection.

BTW, when you're redirecting your My Documents, you're right-clicking the folder on the desktop --> properties and then changing the target location right?
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by:Julian Hansen
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Try this

Right click your my documents folder
In the Target box type in the path where you want the folder to point to
Click ok

That should do it.
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by:sherif60
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Mr.Julian you have instructed me to right click mydocuments. my mydocuments folder is in d drive. can i have this target option in my d drive. i ma not finding it. kindly advice
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Julian Hansen earned 500 total points
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Hi Sherif,

You need to click the MyDocuments namespace extension in explorer.

1. Open Explorer
2. In the folder tree on the left you should see the MyDocuments folder (not on your D: drive - it should be just under Desktop in the tree)
3. Right click this folder and proceed as above

Let us know what happens
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by:sherif60
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mr.julian i will check ur option and give u the feed back
thanks
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Hmmm... not to be picky but isn't that what I said at the end of my post?
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