Accessing NTFS

Ed Smits ed.smits at
Sat Nov 18 13:30:25 UTC 2006

no need for TweakUI, although it's a useful tool in itself. Just
right-mouse click on the "My Documents" icon on the desktop (or under
the Start menu), choose Properties, Move and put it wherever you want.
This will move most (but not all) of the stuff. What remains are
mainly application defaults, like the offline cache (.ost) for Outlook
2003 etc, stuff that is program readable only in most cases and not
worth worrying about. My Docs & Settings is 635 MB in size of which
555 MB is Outlook cache and Offline Address Book. If you keep a lot of
stuff on your desktop that will also be there, can't be moved, so the
best bet is to properly set up things so that the majority of your
stuff is elsewhere - find your Outlook PST files and manually move
them to another location, open Outlook and point it to the new
locations, make sure your IE/Netscape/Firefox etc caches are located
elsewhere, make sure that you use C:\Temp as your temp folder instead
of the default. Set up shortcuts on your desktop to the new location
and put any stuff you keep on the desktop in there etc. What remains
in Docs & Settings isn't worth trying to get to from Linux if you do
all that, you won't be able to use it anyway.

at last, something I know something about<G>

2006/11/18, John L Fjellstad <john-ubuntu at>:
> Chanchao <custom at> writes:
> > Only drawback with that is that currently in Windows XP there's no
> > easy way to also move the entire 'Documents & Settings' hierarchy to a
> > different drive.  In here is for example your Windows Desktop screen
> > and any files on it.
> Get the Windows powertoys from the Microsoft site:
> I think the tweakui utility lets you do this (some stuff is still on the
> C:\ drive, but most gets moved to wherever).

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