Right now the files on the desktop are located in
C:\Users\Joseph\Desktop. So when I go to that folder in Windows Explorer and create a new text document, it would appear on my desktop.
What I need is something like this: I want the files on my desktop to be in another folder (let's say
Is this possible?
(Windows 32-Bit Vista Home Premium SP 2)
Yes, it's possible and actually very easy to do.
This feature is very useful if you want to separate user data from the OS and store the user data on a separate drive or partition thus having minimal need for backups when reinstalling Windows.
All you need to do is go to
From there just right click the
Desktop Folder, go to
Properties and then the
Location Tab. You will see the path in a textbox, all you need to do is replace it with
Using this trick one can easily change the target folder for many personal directories including the desktop:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders.
I have only tested this on Windows 10 but should work on some older versions, too.