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Redirect My Documents (local non-GPO setting)

We need to redirect My documents to the D drive on our workstation image.  I do not see a way to do this locally.  I know this can be done easily via GPO - but this is something we want to avoid.

If you know of a way to do this locally - so that each user automatically receives the redirected settings, please let me know.  

Again this is for an image - and the goal is to have it setup to where we do not have to manually redirect the My Documents folder for each user as part of the post burn process.
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I believe you can set this in the local group policy settings, however there is a much easier way.

Create a new folder that you want to assign as My Documents folder, if needed.

Assign appropriate folder permissions if needed.

Click Start. Right click on My Documents or Documents (for Vista). You can also right click on My Documents or Documents folder that appears in Windows Explorer, or in My Computer or Computer window (for Vista), then select Properties in the context menu.

Click the Target tab (for XP or earlier version) or Location tab (in Vista).
In the Target box (Target folder location in XP), type the path to the folder location that you want My Documents to be, and then click OK button. For example, D:\My New Documents Folder\. If the folder does not exist, the Create Message dialog box is displayed. Click Yes to create the folder, and then click OK.

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You can use regedit to change where user profiles are stored on a given machine, which will include "My Documents" along with everything else in the profile.

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList
...Also, I think you can implement loop back policy processing and create a GPO that will only apply users' settings on the machine in question (I'm a little fuzzy on how that works though, so that might be wrong).
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Okay, lets expand on your first comment.  So this can be done via the registry entry: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList.

So, how about the instructions on what to do next?  Do I edit the key PROFILESDIRECTORY and if so, how (an example would be good).

There are also sub folders beneath PROFILELIST titled S-1-5-18 (18 through 21) - should the keys within these sub folders be edited?

A little more info would be great.
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You can redirect on windows xp with this registry.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders]
"Personal"="D:\\Mis documentos"
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders]
"Personal"="D:\\My documents"