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#1 Shirin Zaban

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 05:05 PM

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Rename "Documents and Settings" folder in XPCD
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Hi all

Inside installed windows XP ,you can not change the name of
"Documents and Settings". But by method below you can use any
name instead of that.

For example i use method below ,and after installing windows
i have "User" directory not "Documents and Settings".
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Just add line below in your winnt.sif and put it in I386 directory
and burn CD.
After installation you will have "User" instead of "Documents and Settings":

[GuiUnattended]
ProfilesDir = %systemdrive%\User

===========================
That's all

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#2 Wonko the Sane

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 05:45 PM

Good. :mellow:

Just for the record, there are a couple of ways to rename it later too:
http://support.micro...kb/236621/en-us
http://support.micro...kb/314843/en-us
http://www.dyonisii....l...win&sub=mds

Very, very and I mean VERY dangerous, it is strongly suggested to use the Unattended settings described above.

Kids, don't do it at home! ;)

If anyone is willing to experiment, COA2 should still be working on XP, besides 2K:
http://htmole.alterv...g/info/coa2.htm

Moving to another drive (but NOT renaming it) is pretty much forward:
http://www.tech-reci...of-the-c-drive/

:mellow:

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#3 Shirin Zaban

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 06:40 PM

1.Thanks wonko for necessary NOTES.

2.Note that The way i told is the only safe way for doing this topic.
If you try to do other ways , Surely you will have problems

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#4 rawr

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 02:42 PM

Kids, don't do it at home! :mellow:


leave "VERY dangerous" stufs like this for work ! or school ! computers :P
:P


seriously

Shirin
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Wonko

thanx for the info

fyi goosh.org translate works

http://htmole.alterv...g/info/coa2.htm

guest@goosh.org:/translate>
translating "è un'eccellente utility che permette di spostare altrove un programma già presente nel sistema senza provocare errori. Quando si installa un'applicazione sotto Windows, il sistema crea una serie di collegamenti che ne rendono difficoltoso l' eventuale spostamento da una cartella all'altra. Se la mancanza di spazio su disco costringe ad una modifica di questo tipo, o se l'aggiunta di nuovi dispositivi hardware provocano una modifica nella lettera di identificazione del disco fisso, il sistema può perdere traccia di files essenziali. I riferimenti ad un programma sono memorizzati nei collegamenti, nei files .INI e nel registro di configurazione. COA2 rileva tutti i riferimenti al vecchio indirizzo e li rimpiazza con quello nuovo. Quando tutte le modifiche sono state effettuate, il programma mostra all'utente un elenco dei cambiamenti effettuati, permettendo di annullare ognuno di questi, se necessario. E' da notare come COA2 non sposti in modo effettivo alcun file: semplicemente riporta gli spostamenti effettuati e le modifiche di nominativi nel sistema. Il programma è stato testato su Windows 9x/Me/Nt/2000. PERCHE' RAREWARE: programma non piu' scaricabile gratuitamente da Pc Magazine." from italian to english:

"is an excellent utility that allows you to move elsewhere for a program already in the system without causing errors. When you install an application on Windows, the system creates a series of links that make it difficult 's possible move from one folder to another. If the lack of disk space forces a change of this kind, or whether the addition of new hardware devices cause a change in the identification letter of the hard drive, the system can lose track of essential files. References to a program stored in the links in the files. INI and Registry. COA2 detects all references to the old address and replaces them with new one. When all changes are made, the program shows you a list of changes made, allowing each of them to cancel if necessary. And 'Noteworthy COA2 not effectively move any files: simply travel back and played the changes of names in the system. The program was tested on Windows 9x/Me/Nt/2000. WHY 'Rareware: program no longer' free download from PC Magazine."



#5 Wonko the Sane

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Posted 06 June 2010 - 01:28 PM

Just for the record Olof has a nice tool that can replace coa2 in order to replace :) values in Registry:
http://www.ltr-data.se/opencode.html

regrepl.zip 32-bit - 6.79 KB
http://www.ltr-data....les/regrepl.zip

regrepl64.zip 64.bit
http://www.ltr-data....4/regrepl64.zip

Registry Replace Tool. This program is useful if you have missed a "replace all"-function in the Registry Editor. The new version also supports remote operation on other computers on the network and selecting subkey where the search and replace should start. It supports replacing Ansi and Unicode texts in REG_SZ, REG_MULTI_SZ, REG_EXPAND_SZ and REG_BINARY type registry values.


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#6 Shirin Zaban

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Posted 06 June 2010 - 03:24 PM

Hi all

Thanks wonko for good informations

There is also an freeware small application "Profile Relocator" (just 105 k in link below)
That can Move Windows Profiles to a New Location.

http://software.boot...rofilerelocator

Note that it has been designed to work with Windows 7, Vista and XP.


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Posted 06 June 2010 - 03:31 PM

Nice :), BUT .NET 2.0? :(


Requires Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0


Of course on a "normal" "full" XP it's allright. :(

:)
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Posted 06 June 2010 - 06:06 PM

Possibly related: Customizations to Default User Profile Do Not Affect Users. Includes a batch file.




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