Accessing NTFS

Paul Thompson ubantu001 at
Fri Nov 24 21:16:02 UTC 2006

2006/11/19, Ed Smits <ed.smits at>:
> 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.
> ED
> 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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