I want to create a package which redirects "My documents" folder to H:\work so that whenever i open "My documents" folder it must open the folder work in h drive.
I tried modifying registry [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders]
"My Documents"="H:\\work"
...but no much help.

Also i tried capturing the manual process of changing the target path and creating an MSI but it changes the path to C:\work.

Please suggest how to go about it.

Thanks in advance!
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Using a package to do this is completely the wrong approach. Use Group Policy.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc778976.aspx
Answered 10/17/2008 by: VBScab
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Thanks Ian for the useful link.


However in our scenario (we cant use GP) modifying a few registry entries did a workaround.
Answered 10/22/2008 by: karshi
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why would you not use a GPO I agree with Ian your approach is very wrong.

this method is likely to require a reboot not to mention the many other issues your introducing by doing this.
Answered 10/28/2008 by: jmcfadyen
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