The message <[email protected]>
from Jaimie Vandenbergh <[email protected]> contains these words:
> On Mon, 14 Dec 2009 11:47:07 GMT, Johnny B Good
> <[email protected]> wrote:
> >The message <[email protected]>
> >from Jaimie Vandenbergh <[email protected]> contains these
> >> On Sun, 13 Dec 2009 22:05:10 GMT, Johnny B Good
> >> <[email protected]> wrote:
> >> > I've relocated my 'Desktop' folder, but it's a rather tedious business
> >> >involving a whole bunch of registry changes. You'd think there'd be a
> >> >suitable utility to automate this process by now (and there well might
> >> >be one by now - I just haven't searched for one) but it seems unlikely
> >> >one would be forthcoming for such an esoteric need.
> >> TweakUI will do it in one go.
> > Are you sure it will do _that_?
> Yup. Since maybe 2003 I've used TweakUI to repoint My Docs, Desktop,
> Favorites (sic), and SendTo over to another drive - the latter three
> as folders within My Documents (or D:\JaimieDocs\ as it really is).
I've googled and found a reference to ver 1.33 for win2k and the later
version 2.10 which seems to be for winXP/server 2003 but not, by
implication, for win2k.
I downloaded the ver 2.10 installer but it falls flat on its face and
the 1.33 version _doesn't_ list any option to relocate _anything_. What
I did see, didn't impress me at all (no wonder the few tweakuid systems
I'd seen were so broken).
> >I've always been suspicious of it
I haven't seen anything to change my mind on that score.
> >having seen its effect on some systems I've had in for repair. I always
> >thought it was simply a tool that gathered all the (scattered) standard
> >settings into one easy point of access.
> Not at all, about two-thirds of the settings it exposes are only
> registry-tweakable otherwise.
> > I suppose it won't do any harm to check out its features with
> > google, though.
> Installing it has absolutely zero affect, only changing settings and
> saving them.
Yes, I'd worked that out. However, although the 1.33 version duly
appeared in the Add/remove programs list, clicking on its uninstall
option merely removed it from that list, failing to remove its cpl file,
leaving it active in the control panel. I had to delete the tweakui.cpl
from the system32 folder to get rid of it (and, for good measure search
out the rest of the tweakui files and delete _them_).
All in all, a not impressive performance. Unless the later version is
not incompatable with win2k as implied _and_ I can find a way to install
it, it looks as though tweakui is a bit of a non-starter.
It doesn't help one bit that I haven't been able to find a
comprehensive list of all of its features to check whether it's even
worth bothering with. The only reason I know that a version of tweakui
offers this facility at all is from your post.
This begs the questions: "Which version?" and "Is that version
compatable with windows 2000 as well as windows 2003 and windows XP?"
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