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Move user personal folders with script

Q: Move user personal folders with script

You know when you click your profile name on the start menu and you see all your personal folders (Desktop, Docs, Pics, Music, Vids... etc.)

Each time I install a new computer, I move those to the D drive. Does anyone have a script for this?

Open the Start menu and click your user name to open the User folder
Right-click the personal folder you want to redirect to another location.
Select ?Properties?
Click the tab ?Location?
The dialog box shown below will open
Click the button ?Move?
An Explorer dialog ?Select a destination? will open
Browse to the location where you want to redirect this folder. You can select another location on this computer, another drive attached to this computer, or another computer on the network
Click the folder where you want to store the files
Click the button ?Select Folder?
Click ?OK?
In the dialog that appears, click ?Yes? to move all the files to the new location.

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A: Move user personal folders with script

This wont help with current machines but, with new machines after you add them to the domain but before adding the user, in other words log in as the domain admin first.

Open the registry and browse to
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList

change the ProfilesDirectory key to where you want them to point. This will work for any future users added to the machine

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Hi all,

You know when you click your profile name on the start menu and you see all your personal folders (Docs, Pics, Music, Vids... etc.)

Each time I install a new computer, I move those to the D drive. Process is :Right click the folder and Properties
Click the Location tab
Click the Move button
Select new path
Accept all prompts

Can anyone help me doing this using scripting (vbs, bat...) ?



A:Move personal folders using script

Copying is a Simple script

Rightclick on my little script and change the content.

Change the text "CopyFrom" to the source.
Change the text "Copyto" to the destination.
Keep the "/E" for that is the command to copy everything

For every folder again.

Hope this helps :D

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Personally, I move the image folder on the other drive, because I previously did a folder I changed the entire disk image to a folder. When I try to repeal moved me write: Establishment of a list of subfolders under "G: \ System Volume Information" has failed. Access is denied

A:Repeal move personal folders

Establishment of a list of subfolders under "G: \ System Volume Information" has failed. Access is denied

From Microsoft:

The System Volume Information folder is a hidden system folder that the System Restore tool uses to store its information and restore points. There is a System Volume Information folder on every partition on your computer. You might need to gain access to this folder for troubleshooting purposes.

In normal use one does not need to gain access to that Folder.

How to delete "System Volume Information" folder on Win 7

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Hi all - new to Windows 7 and the forum but had been setup on the Vista forum. Thought I would be able to use the same login but had to register again. Oh well.

I'd like to ask for some advice. I would imagine most users of this forum keep their docs, music, pictures, video on a separate drive or partition from the op system. I have a nice new 1TB D drive for this purpose. What is the cleanest, easiest way to do this? What do you do? Do I actually each folder or move the user folder or just add new folders and attach them to the libraries?

Thanks much.

A:Personal folders - move to another partition or drive

User Folders - Change Default Location

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Just got Inspiron 7000 laptop and only have a small OS drive 128gb. Would like to move user folders to 1tb drive and have windows point to it, so that system can run more efficiently, especially after I add games and other software. I did find a guide at Tenforum, but it warned it is risky on OEM pre-installed win10, because it involves sysprepping and could affect Dell's have custom files.
So does anyone know how to do this on Dell's Win10 Pro?

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I have a personal folder with alot of subfolders in it, when I try to move email from one folder to another it does nothing. The hour glass looks like it is moving but in task manager it is not responding. I can move email from my Inbox fine, but when I try from the personal folders nothing happens. I am running an old gateway 4200 P III 650 with 128 mb of ram and using office 2002 on it as well.

A:Unable to move email form personal folders

I have had a similar problem when trying to move too many at once - are you able to move one, several or none at all?

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Hi friends!
My question is about symbolic links (janction)
One from the reasons to use them is when you are out of space, so you can move folders with a lot of data
to another drive e.g music, videos etc... eg. mklink /j "C:\Users\Name\My music D:\Music, so that personal
folders point to a large drive

My problem is that when I try to do it I get the message "Cannot create a folder that already exist" ("My Music" in C:\)
Now, if I'll name it different is ok. but it is not anymore recognize from programs so is not useful because if I've
manually to store my data in the second drive I'll not get the benefits of symlinks.

I tried many ways... bringing a lot of mess in my system like to move the protected 'desktop.ini' file from "My Music" to
the new link and then delete the original but after I could not anymore open explorer only from the "Computer" shortcut in the
Start menu...

Anyway many words will make you tired... The question is :
Which is the right way to do it? Can someone discribe it? I'm sure there is a right way

Thanks a lot (sorry for my English)

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Sorry. But I Have A problems Again

I Lost My Downloads Folder Default Icon In Personal User Location [Start >> My Users]

But In Drive E: ...

And But No Downloads Folder !? [Start >> Computer >> C: >> Users >> My User]

I GET This Problem After Uninstall Icon Packager 5.0

A:Problems With Personal User Folders

Hello Gunniz,

It looks like you may have moved your Downloads folder to E by mistake. If you like, see if using OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to restore the Downloads folder to it's C:\Users\(user-name)\Downloads folder may help. User Folders - Restore Default Location
If it is already located at that location with a "Locations" tab, then see if using OPTION TWO in the tutorial below instead to restore it's icon may help.User Folders - Restore Default Icon
Hope this helps,

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I hope someone can help me on this multi-part related problem I am having.

A few weeks ago I did a fresh os install on a ssd and moved my old hd to be "D" for storage. pix, music, dl's etc.

I wanted to place the user folder in the "D" drive so I Made a folder in the "D" drive called for example "dobby" to place the user folders into. ( Lets say my "C" drive user name is "Harry".

I right click on the folder I wanted to move for example "my pictures"
I go to the location tab then to move,
I then find "D" drive and open the "dobby" folder, and click select folder and apply "my pictures" there, and it moves them asking if I want all to move I click yes,
Now when I go open "D" there is no "dobby" folder it is gone,
If I go to c user harry right click "my pictures" it says it's in "D:/dobby" so why doesn't "dobby" folder show in "D" drive?
However, there is a "my pictures" folder in D:/ drive with my moved pictures, what became of the "dobby" folder in D:/?

Then I made the problem way worse I really hope someone can help me with this,
I clicked start, user harry, "downloads" right clicked downloads, clicked move, and opened D:/ drive but didn't open a folder and clicked apply-
The contents of download appeared loose in D:/ as in not in a folder but now when I click user harry in that li... Read more

A:Need help with relocating personal user folders

Don`t click on my Pictures, just open my pictures, then copy and paste the pictures to the Dobby folder.

To sum up: Create your storage folder on D, then just copy and paste the pics to the folder on D

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I'm new to the forum and Windows 7, so please bear with me.

I have a main folder named after the user acct (I believe it's called the User Folder???), which by default contains 13 other folders, such as My Documents, My Pictures, etc. (There are a bunch of hidden folders in there as well)

I'm using some file backup software that has a plug-in to backup the entire My Documents folder.

In XP, I simply moved any desired folders into My Documents for backup.

What I've found in Windows 7, is these "user" folders seem to be locked in this main folder, and when moved into My Documents, the original folder magically reappears in the main user folder. So I end up with 2 identical folders. One inside My Documents, and one in the main user folder. (eg: My Music)

My backup software doesn't like this at all.

Is there any way to make these folders behave like regular folders that can just be moved around?

I hope my question made sense.


A:Can't Move User Folders

Yeah, click Start, search for Libraries. Hit enter when you find it.
This folder contains 4 sections: Documents, Music, Pictures, Video.
Take them one at a time and:
Right click, select properties, select the items from the Library locations and remove them.
This will unlink your My Document folder from the Documents Library. Then you can move your folders and do what you want with them.
Repeat for all 4.

Be careful tho. Don't make rash decisions and don't delete anything before backing up.

P.S. After finishing your moving/copying operations you should link them back.

BTW, why don't you use a "fancier" backup application?

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When we setup new PCs, re image old PCs etc, we like to have a "Data" drive or partition that we move the Users system folders to. Rather then move the entire "Users" directory, We like to create a folder on this "Data Drive" called "Joe's Folders". In that folder we copy the user folders (Desktop, Documents, Downloads, Favorites, Links, Music, Pictures, and Videos). We then manually click on each user folder and reset the location to these.

I am sure we are not the only ones to do this. Is there a utility, registry update file, or something out their that could automate this rather than having to repeat the move location for all 8 user folders?

Can this be done in Sysprep?

Thanks for any advice?


A:Utility to Move User Folders

Hello Jweigel,

This can help show you how to move individual user folders like that. The user folders will still be in the Start Menu, but point to the location that you move them to instead.

User Folders - Change Default Location

Hope this helps,

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I have created a new user acct. for my roommate. I/we don't really care much for IE, and I'd like to add Google Chrome, and FF for her, to let her choose her own browser. Plus I'd like to add some other apps for her, and transfer some of her personal info that she's been storing on my administrative acct. (i.e. personal photos and such). So, like I said the account is set up. But when I go to use Chrome, it won't open. It, along with other apps are listed in the list of "approved" applications under the parental control list. (Application Restrictions List) But they either don't show up when searched for,( in her acct.) or won't open and operate. One other example is Faststone Capture. And then, I've got one application, Yahoo, "Unchecked", and yet there it is in her account, AND IT WORKS! I do not get it. The purpose to setting up an account for her was to only restrict that she couldn't delete, or uninstall anything on the computer. I don't care, (obviously within reason) what she installs, but NO TAKING AWAY! lol Here is a screen shot of the restrictions list:So, here I sit, wondering what I did wrong, or forgot to do in order for these to work. I don't care if Yahoo works or not. But her photos being transferred, Chrome/FF working, and Faststone Capture working, are a priority for me. If anyone has any ideas, I would appreciate any advice.Thanks!OHEdit: My acct is an Administrator Account. The account I am creating for her is just a Standar... Read more

A:Adding applications, & personal files/folders to new User Account

Standard User Accounts do not have access to an Administrative Account, most of these programs where installed to C:\Users\Odean\AppData\Local\(App Name), using the Administrative Account.Since Deb dosn't have rights to your account, copy the files from C:\Users\Odean\AppData\Local\ to C:\Users\Deb\AppData\Local\.The App Data folder is hidden by default, but if you where to type in the full path in the address bar it would work.

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I just bought a new laptop which originally had Windows 8 installed, but the refurbish site must have installed windows 7 before shipping.
My problem is that they seem to have done a poor job, or shouldn't have done it in the first place. My laptop has a 32GB mSATA drive which the OS is installed on to allow fast boot times, however personal folders such as my music, photos, downloads, etc are now all confined to the remaining 2 or 3GB left on the mSATA drive.
How can I move these folders to my D drive, so that when I access them via the start menu I'm directed to the D drive, and not the original location in the C drive?
Thanks in advance

A:How do I move user folders easily, (no clutter?)

Welcome to the Seven Forums

This tutorial should help you out User Folders - Change Default Location


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If I run multiple OSes, having all the User folders in a partition by itself might eliminate duplication. If there is a thread on how to redirect the the user folders, that would be helpful. Noticed that even with Admin authority I can't move all the files in C:\User ... I must be missing something.

Need to mention I use just one User and give it Admin privileges, so maybe the easy way would be just set up a Drive D and put all my User data there.

Open to comments/suggestions.

A:Wanting to move my User folders to another partition

Copy your User folders to the data partition, rightclick to add to the related Library - Include a Folder - Windows 7 Forums.

This avoids issues with moving the shell User folders off of C.

Once the data partition content shows up correctly in each Library you can delete the C User folder content.

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If want move (all Sub Folders) User- Folder to another Drive?? example to Drive D: because my Drive C: protected by Deep Freeze.

A:If want move (all Sub Folders) User- Folder to another Drive

hello and welcome

i'm don't understand what you means?
did you mean you want to move your data in drive into another drive??

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Hey, This is my first time posting on this website but I am seeking help to fix a mistake I made. I was trying to move the Documents folder and Pictures folder to a new location, I accidentally moved it from my C drive to the ROOT of my E drive. Now all of the files previously in these folders are mixed up in the Root of my E drive. I am trying to move them back to defaults, but Windows now just renamed both of them to /E: And Documents and Pictures folders are basically just 2 E drive folders leading to the same place. Is there anyway i can fix this and have the folders back to how they were with the right things in them??

A:How do I move user folders back to their default location?

See this tutorial
User Folders - Restore Default Location - Windows 7 Help Forums

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Wondering if anyone in this forum can help me figure out what I am doing wrong with my script. I am grabbing a text file with a list of users in it. I want to then create folders for all those people and then set explicit permissions on those folders to only allow the users and admin access to it. So for the create user folder, I have...

$Users = Get-Content "C:\Users.txt"
ForEach ($user in $users)
$newPath = Join-Path \\mycomputer\Users$ -childpath $user
New-Item $newPath -type directory

This works great as I now have 100 folders created. But how do I use something like....

$acl = Get-Acl "\\mycomputer\users$"
$permission = "mydomain\$users","FullControl","Allow"
$accessRule = New-Object System.Security.AccessControl.FileSystemAccessRule $permission
$acl | Set-Acl \\mycomputer\users$\$user

When I try to loop these together it says the folder already exists or the setaccessrule identity references could not be translated.

Anyone know how I loop it in with creating the folder? Or is there a way to just say...create folder based on this username, then take that username and make it the only admin on the folder along with the system admin??

A:powershell script to create user folders and set permissions

answered my own problem...but maybe someone can help me out from here. This works for creating folders and setting permissions.

$Users = Get-Content "C:\Users.txt"
ForEach ($user in $users)
$newPath = Join-Path "\\myserver\Users$" -childpath $user
New-Item $newPath -type directory

$acl = Get-Acl $newpath
$permission = "mydomain\$user","FullControl","Allow"
$accessRule = New-Object System.Security.AccessControl.FileSystemAccessRule $permission
$acl | Set-Acl $newpath

Anyone know how I would then look at an old server with user folders and do a stare and compare between the old and the new ones I just created? And once I find a folder that matches I want to grab all the contents in the old server and robocopy it over to the new server.

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Employee claims that while using the Move function to place folders in a different directory tree the folders were moved but the files were lost. I have tried to duplicate the action but have not been able to replicate losing the files. Talked to experts said no way it will happen. One in a million chance it will occur. However, employee claims replicated Move operation multiple times (10-15 folders) and lost files multiple times (7-10 times), but not every time.

Is this possible? I must fire employee for extensive data loss. However, if truly unintentional, and I can replicate as proof-- Employee keeps job.

A:Using Move Function: Move Folders & Lose Files

As the experts you spoke with indicated, there is virtually no way this could happen. Even if there was a copy error that Windows didn't detect and abort the move operation, you'd still likely end up with some sort of file even if it was corrupted and unreadable.

One in a hundred trillion chance of happening.

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I have somehow made a disastrous mess of my favorites. I looked online for answers to this problem, and all I can find for a solution is cut and paste. This makes no sense to me for this particular issue because there's no way to "un-indent" a sub-folder and move it back in line with the primary folders.

I hope this is making sense to someone. I don't know how to explain it. Here's one example of the many I have screwed up: I have a "Daily reader" folder and a "Dog stuff" folder. The latter has a lot in it. Dog stuff is now mixed in with Daily reader. How do I make it a separate folder again?

A:Favorites: how to move sub-folders mixed with primary folders

Favorites in Internet Explorer are located in the "C:\Users\(user-name)\Favorites" folder. You could open it, and create new folders or move items around as you like.

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Trying to load admin or any other user while at the xp welcome screen. Using an Vaio laptop

Any selected user starts loading personal settings and jumps immediately to save personal settings and returns to the welcome screen.

Had an attack by Antivirus 2009 and am trying to runMalwarebytes mbam-setup.exe from a flash drive.

I can get into safe mode by pressing F8 when booting up but not sure how to proceed from there.

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I took backup of a infected pc, going to reformat now.
Now when everything is fixed again, I read on BP that script files (.htm, .html, .xml + others) could be infected.

How can I check and be sure?

I will scan with different tools.. thanks.

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using windows 7 I am unable to move user profile folders to a different drive (C drive space is limited), I have attempted to move it via the MMC LU&G snap-in and it refuses to work both with old accounts that already existed and new ones that had never been logged in. I have attempted with each of the accounts I want to move to no avail, the whole user folder remains in C:\users rather than B:\users (I have used this method successfully before, admittedly on a different virtual machine, unsure as to why it's failing on this one). I have also attempted to rename the folder in C:\users to C:\users\*username*.old while keeping the MMC settings the same but that only throws up a temporary profile error, also searched through the registry for the keys that define the location of the user folder using the administrator account to no avail.
How do I get Windows to do what I want rather than what it wants?
Thank you

A:Unable to move user folder (C:\user\*username*) to different location

How about this method to move User Profile - Change Default Location

It is a the safer method to move User Folders - Change Default Location.

If not try SFC /SCANNOW Command.

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Ok here is an odd one:

We intermittently have problems with some of our users. A visitor will come from one site to another login open outlook and they will see their emails disappear.

What is actually happening is that a personal folder has automatically been created and the 'deliver new e-mail to the following location' has changed from Mailbox - username to Personal Folders. Within Outlook two mailboxes appear one being the User's the other the personal folder and all mail has been transfered the personal folders.

The personal folders is stored as a local PST file. So to resolve the issue really isnt a problem. Change the Deliver location back to the User's mailbox. Copy the mail back and close the personal folder.

The issue is that it happens at all. Some users dont notice that the mail has transfered to a local pst and when they go to another PC they appear to have lost all emails!! Recently this has happened where the emails appear to disappear in the same way yet they are not in the local pst, deleted items, permanently deleted items or any other archive files on the PC or network!

This does not appear to be related to autoarhcive as we have it disabled on the PCs. I dont know if there could be a server setting somewhere that could cause this.

The difficulty in resolving this issue is that it does not happen all the time for every person even on the same visitor PC!


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I currently have a wierd issue. We have a user in our call center that is complaining when she receives a call, that her mouse moves to the upper left hand corner of her screen. There is a script that runs, which pulls up notepad and places call information onto Notepad for the user to read aloud to the caller. I've removed and re-installed her mouse drivers, replaced the mouse. I've double checked that the "Mouse Keys" were not active. I even checked to make sure there wasn't a box to be checked, and that the mouse wasn't going to context boxes.
So, basically, what I'm asking is, is there a way to pass an ASCII or HEx code or anything through scripting that would cause her mouse to move to the Home corner (top left of screen)? If so, what is it... so that I can go through the script and remove that call.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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I have a CyberPower "Intelligent LCD Series" UPS CP 1000AVRLCD added to my win7 pc.

Lately when I try to open the monitoring console I get a script error
I have removed the software and reloaded it, but this is not working.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!

A:CyberPower PowerPanel Personal edition Script error

I called tech support and this fixed me up, the system works great now.

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Download: MSXML 4.0 Service Pack 3 (Microsoft XML Core Services) - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details

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On advice here to keep OS disk space small, followed the tutorial
User Profile - Change Default Location
and moved my user profile from C:\user\name to E:\user\name

The problem is Windows upgrade (need to run for repair) will not accept profiles being on separate partition to the OS.
Also it will be an issue when I need to upgrade in future ... Don't move your Windows user profiles folder to another drive | ZDNet

I need to move my profiles back, anybody got any tips for doing this ...

Although user profile is on E:\ there is also some files under same name on C: even though they were moved as per tutorial.
I assume it would be best to merge ... (may be appdata items)
I tried the copy active profile ... but when I opted to copy & merge it with C:\users\name it blocked telling 'file is open in System'
Do I need to log on as a different user to allow me to merge the files ?

Any help on steps\ sequence appreciated.

A:How do I move my user profiles back to C:\user

Did you try "Method 2" of the tutorial you referred to.

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Not sure where to post this.

I am trying to run the script from here:

Script to parse .txt & move Computer Accounts to different OU

I am getting the same error the user was getting in the OP, but he does not give the answer how it was fixed. I'd like to find out if anyone knows how to get rid of that error.

A:Script to parse .txt & move Computer Accounts to different OU

Try this, report back I probably have not got it right first time, but have corrected two syntax errors.

Option Explicit

Dim strFile, strTargetOU, objFSO, objFile, objOU

Dim objRootDSE, strDNSDomain, objTrans, strNetBIOSDomain

Dim strComputer, strComputerDN, objComputer



Const ADS_NAME_TYPE_1179 = 1

' Specify text file of computer NetBIOS names.

strFile = "c:\Computers.txt"

' Specify target OU to move computer objects into.

strTargetOU = "ou=SrAccounts,dc=MyDomain,dc=com"

' Open the file for read access.

Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")

Set objFile = objFSO.OpenTextFile(strFile, 1)

' Bind to the target OU.

Set objOU = GetObject("LDAP://" & strTargetOU)

' Determine DNS domain name from RootDSE object.

Set objRootDSE = GetObject("LDAP://RootDSE")

strDNSDomain = objRootDSE.Get("DefaultNamingContext")

' Use the NameTranslate object to find the NetBIOS domain name from

' the DNS domain name.

Set objTrans = CreateObject("NameTranslate")

objTrans.Init ADS_NAME_TYPE_NT4, strDNSDomain

objTrans.Set ADS_NAME_TYPE_1179, strDNSDomain

strNetBIOSDomain = objTrans.Get(ADS_NAME_TYPE_NT4)

' Remove trailing backslash.

strNetBIOSDomain = Left(strNetBIOSDomain, Len(strNetBIOSDomain) - 1)

' Use the NameTranslate object to convert computer NetBIOS

' names to Distinguished Names.

objTrans.Init ADS_NAME_INITTYPE_D... Read more

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I have relocated my personal folders from my C:drive(0s&Programs)to my D:drive(personal docs.)By creating new folders on my d:driver then going to my c:driver users folder & relocating them to my d:drive.Everything went fine.Now three days later when I go to open my personal folders on d:drive I have two peronslal folders of each music,pictures,docs,etc......Proporties for one folder is d:drive the other is c:drive for each.What should I do with the c:drive folders?Delete them,Move them back to c:drive?I am not sure what to do.I do not want to loose files on d:drive.Any help would be appreciated,Thank You

A:Personal Folders

How did you relocate them, using the personal folder properties dialog?

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Hi all,

I need to write 1 batch script to move the files from FTP location to my remote server location. seems both are in same network.

but when i give ftp command from remote server where i need to get files, it connected to the FTP server and shows all the files of ftp server while doing DIR.

pls help me to write the script as i m new to batch script. i need to call this script thro informatica command task. so that i can use those file to load my warehouse.

Its an urgent issue.
thanks in advance

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I have a user who put a password on his personal folders and then forgot his password. Is there any way at all to reset his password so that he can retrieve his messages?
Please help!

A:Outlook - Personal Folders

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User cannot delete items in the personal folder in Outlook. Receives the following message: "The messenging interface has returned an unknown error". Any suggestions?

A:Oulook Personal Folders

Microsoft Support turns up a few hits.


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I had all of my folders (music, pictures, documents, etc) location moved to a drive on the network. I reformatted that drive. Now all of those icons on Vista are the generic white icon. If I right click and hit properties, there is no location tab, and windows can not find a previous version. Can someone help me restore these to the default location?

A:Help with restoring personal folders

Hello VanillaXtract,

It depends if the entire user profiles where located on the network share or just your personal user folders...

The individual folders inside your user profile: update these registry keys with the location of each folder


The ShellFolders keys should point to the exact folder you specify while the UserShellFolders should all start with %USERPROFILE%\locationhere

Let me know how it works out

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Trying to open Outlook for email. Have a lot of messages there.
This time I got the error message: "Unable to open your default email folders. The file D:...path to file...\Outlook.pst is not a personal folders file."
I renamed the file by adding a .old extension. Outlook then started a new .pst file.
How can I recover the messages in the not recognized .pst file?
Is size of the .pst file an issue? compressible encryption?

A:.pst not personal folders file

You can try to import from the old .pst file. If that doesn't work there is a .pst repair utility, scanpst.exe that comes with outlook. Depending on your verion of outlook/office depends on where microsoft puts it so just search for it.

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All my personal folders (My Music, My Pictures, My Videos) have been gone for about a week. I can't seem to find the icon in My Documents, but the folder still exists. It is beginning to irritate me as I can find no solution yet. Thanks for reading!

A:Missing Personal folders

Hi Unohoo09,

Did you try "Search". They are probably just in wrong place. When you find them just put them back :D

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On PC #1 I can change a folder icon to whatever I want for easy I.D. But on PC #2 If I try the same to change the folder icon it doesn't change. (both r win7 x64)

On both machines only one user acct - Administrator.

Folder > properties > customize > change icon >etc

A:Using personal icons on folders how to?

See if either of these tutorials by Brink help:

User Folders - Change Default Icon
Folder Icon Change

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I have created several personal folders on the past year. So i have 4 In and SENT boxes. The end result is i get mailsent to 4 different In boxes. it is now a real mess and i need to consolidate them into one IN and SENT boxes.
How do i do this folks..please

i also need to consolidate the contacts list into one.
All folders are on the D drive, not is C with the program itselk. That was done to protect the mail info in case C drive got trashed.
WIN XP Outlook 2007

A:Merging several Personal Folders into one

Outlook 2007 does have import and export features installed by default. Enjoy your time to experiment with it. :]

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Hello & HELP!

When opening MS Outlook 2000 (IMO) it said Personal Folders couldn't be located and asked to remake the folder. "Yes" was our incorrect response.

When email opened there were then two complete Personal Folders, the original old one and, now, the new one. All with the basic folders (Sent, etc).

All email is going into the new Inbox where no folders are set up and where the rules are not applying. All sent email is going into the new Sent folder.

I don't want the new Personal Folders, I want my old one to be the only one.

How can I get rid of this new intruder Personal Folders, etal???

Thank You

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I have recently reinstalled MS Outlook 2000 and now there are three copies of the Personal Folder. When I click on those folders I get the following message:

"Unable to display the folder. An unexpected error has ocurred. MAPI was unable to load the information service mspst.dll. Be sure the service is correctly installed and configured."

Can anyone help me with this issue??

A:Ms Outlook Personal Folders

This article is about an older version of Windows, but it might help you: Error Message: The Set of Folders Could Not Be Opened.

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I just installed MS Outlook 2003 on one of my offices users and I imported a second .pst file because some emails went through before I copied the old Outlook.pst file in.

Now here is the problem;

There is currently 2 'personal folders' and when a new email comes in, it goes to both 'personal folders'. Also, when the user clicks on "new" and then clicks on the "to" button to access his address books, he is prompted with an error that one of the contacts list does not exist, to remove the folder. Then he clicked on "OK" to exit the error and the contact list was there.

I would like to know how to remove the second 'personal folders'. Im guessing this is causing the errors (correct me if im wrong), but I cannot find anywhere to remove that folder. Please any help would be highly appreciated.

Second, less important problem;

When I re-install windows and office. I have to keep their old .pst files. Is there a way I can just put the old .pst into the proper place and their accounts will be already activated and the mail will be there. Or do I need to re-add the account. Im kinda confused on if I need to import the .pst or if a simple pasting of the original .pst is good enough.

Thanks in advance to anyone who can help.

A:Outlook has 2 Personal Folders ??

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Hi All,

How do i stop my personal folder from being shared? I am not part of a homegroup.
Under the advanced tab, sharing is not ticked and the 'share with' is set to nobody.

Can someone please help?


A:My personal folders are shared

Welcome to Windows Seven Forum.

Are you talking about your Public folder?

Windows Public Folder - What is the Public Folder in Windows?

Windows 7 Feature Focus: HomeGroup

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Hi, I have installed Windows 7 because I need it for my Degree course and my son's iPod touch. I have only given it 30 gigs of space. I realize I'm going to need more.

I have an external drive that I have formatted ntfs. I have seen a tutorial here

User Profiles - Create and Move During Windows 7 Installation

that explains how to migrate your user folders to another drive. But I would rather mount (don't know the correct term???) the data to the individual users normal folders, so windows thinks that the Documents folder on the external drive is the Documents folder on the C drive. And Music, Videos etc etc for each user.

How would I do that? Thank you.

A:How to mount folders on external drive to user folders.

hi nothingspecial, and welcome to sevenforums - a very special forum!

User Folders - Change Default Location

is this what you mean?

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Yesterday I wanted to shift one personal folder into another and then all the folders disappeared except for one! That folder does not contain the missing files or content.

Using search I can track the individual emails / content and even see the folders but cannot access them when I double click on them!

I am running Vista Small Business with Outlook 2007 all new. I have not imported from previous Outlook but started from scratch if that helps

Any clues on what to do?

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 640 Processor, x64 Family 16 Model 5 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 1789 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4250, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 512001 MB, Free - 393531 MB; D: Total - 441858 MB, Free - 193623 MB; E: Total - 152625 MB, Free - 151804 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., GA-880GM-UD2H
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated and Enabled
I am useing OFFICE 2010.
I lost all my Outlook personal folders and Contacts. It happened right after installing iCloud.
Please help.


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This morning an extra Personal Folder appeared in Outlook 2000, I'm not sure why. Two personal folders are listed now, the first one is completely blank. It appears to be an exact duplicate of Outlook 2000 default folders, but nothing is in it.

The next personal folder contains all of my emails, contacts, etc.

At first I thought this was not a big deal, because I can just minimize the first personal folder and ignore it.

However, when I compose an email now my contacts list is empty. Outlook seems to be trying to pull contacts from the first folder list.

My operating system is Windows XP.

How do I fix this without losing any emails or contacts? This is a corporate laptop, so it is imperative that I not lose any data.

Any help is much appreciated. Thanks!

A:Two Personal Folders in Outlook 2000

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When I right click on the personal folders file, and then click on Close "Personal folder", I get an error message - "The operation failed. An object could not be found". Running "outlook.exe /cleanviews" makes no difference. How can I get rid of these personal folders? I am running the corporate version of Outlook 2000 with Windows XP Professional SP2.

A:Outlook personal folders can not be closed

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I am using Windows Vista Home edition.
I lost my personal datas [file & folder] which were stored in the system Drive (C but the datas in the other drive (D are intact suddenly. When I tried to serach one particular file using search files/folder option, it came up in the search and I tried to save it with the same name then it said file already exists. I am not sure what's wrong with my laptop.
I'll appreciate your help.


A:Lost personal folders in Vista

Download and try to find them with shadow explorer
ShadowExplorer.com - About

If that does not work
Download and try to find the files with recuva
Recuva - Undelete, Unerase, File and Disk Recovery - Free Download

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