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  1. I know this I backup my datas and registry with ERUNT and i have made a restore point before. I hope it wont go wrong. And if it does I will have to recheck all and try again and again. I have already headaching for days what registry entries to modify so as to do this. and I won't progress if I don't try. It is said to be possible on some MS sites and others but not exactly what I want to do. I have already explain this on this here : but to sum up: 1-I want to rename, remove spaces and shorten paths in Documents and settings 2-Because windows XP always corrupt itself between 3 month and 1 year and in order to make xp faster I want to split my instalation into several partitions like this: [HARDDISK1] : highly fragmentable data and lot of read/write cycles P:\ windows swap pagefile T:\ windows users profiles (home) [HARDDISK2] low fragmentable data H:\ windows main J:\ user's personal (my documents)
  2. Hello, I want to move and rename my H:\Documents and Settings\ and subfolders to a new partition T:\users\ and I have already made a .reg patch to do that but when I want to copy all the files from the old partition to the new one, all the file of that kind: NTUSER.DAT NTUSER.DAT.LOG UsrClass.DAT just can't be read or moved. I know these files are some kind of registry hives and contain HKCU maybe and my patch only contain H:\Documents and Settings\ referances from HKEY_LOCALMACHINE and HKEY_USERS. (note I have created a temporary admin acount to do this) But, my questions would be: 1-Does NTUSER.DAT NTUSER.DAT.LOG UsrClass.DAT files need to be copied necessarily in order to achieve my goal ? 2-Or will they be automatically generated when I log on after my patch will be applied and reboot to usual acounts? 3-Is there a way to force copy all those files in WINDOWS XP? 4-Must I copy those files from linux (partition, livecd, usb)? thanks.
  3. Please vote for the shell replacement that you think is the best and explain why.
  4. I am not a xp diehard. I have already tried seven not deeply enough but it has some nice features (user right system, wallpaper sets changer...) If only I can manage to remove it's major drawbacks as I explained here : link I will definitly save the cost of win seven. The problem is that nLite doesn't allow me to do all things that I wan't and I am not able to create an unattended CD by myself.
  5. FireFox , Opera , Chromium and derivatives . MSIE .
  6. I appreciate the effort , I still need to do now: 1 - move my pagefile to my P:\ partition ( done ) 2 - move "Documents and Settings" to a partition 3 - move "Application Data" to T:\ partition 4 - move "Locals Settings" to T:\ partition 5 - rename the most folders I can. I think I should proceed like this: 1 - search for all occurences of "Documents and Settings" , "Docum~1" , "Docume..." , "Application Data" , "Locals Settings", etc. in regseeker or other tool. ( done ) 2 - export to .reg files what I have found. except for MRUs and similar stuff ( done ) 3 - merge all .reg files into one big file for convenience. 4 - use find and replace of my TE to replace all occurences 5 - copy my "Documents and Settings" "Application Data" "Locals Settings" folders and content to selected patitions. 6 - rename all folder that can be renamed this way 7 - import the big .reg file But I am afraid that this will screw up things, and I won't know until I tried. Someone already tried this and can tell us what happened? Maybe I should do this from another user acount. I have given up to change "Program Files" folder for my current installation I only focus on "Documents and Settings". EDIT: There is also a method with 'symbolic links' but I am not sure I can rename folders.
  7. First of all thank for this reply CharlotteTheHarlot I understand the problem better now. My goal is as you guessed to rearrange it so as it looks more like Windows7 or Linux naming strategy, more exactly what I want to do is: 1- shorten paths. 2- remove or replace spaces by underscore. 3- convert all to lowercase. 4- add prefixes like '!_' or 'm_' in order to recognize them faster or to have them sorted automatically in name sorting. 5- Another problem in my french version is that it mix both languages so I stick to english because it's shorter most of the time. 6- Simplify the tree structure like for 'my documents' 'my image' 'my music' 'my videos' 7- And I think it's all So for example some of the folder I want to rename in the main user: //user's folders needed by the system and present at the instalation or creation of the profile. H:\users\winuser\!_appdata H:\users\winuser\!_cookies H:\users\winuser\!_desktop H:\users\winuser\!_favorites H:\users\winuser\!_local_s H:\users\winuser\!_local_s\!_temp H:\users\winuser\!_local_s\!_tempintfls H:\users\winuser\!_nethood H:\users\winuser\!_printhood H:\users\winuser\!_sendto H:\users\winuser\!_startmenu H:\users\winuser\!_startmenu\programs H:\users\winuser\!_startmenu\programs\accessories H:\users\winuser\!_startmenu\programs\accessories\accessibility H:\users\winuser\!_startmenu\programs\accessories\entertainment H:\users\winuser\!_startmenu\programs\startup H:\users\winuser\!_templates H:\users\winuser\!_userdata // user's personals folders... "m_" or whatever. H:\users\winuser\m_documents H:\users\winuser\m_dowloads H:\users\winuser\m_images H:\users\winuser\m_music H:\users\winuser\m_videos H:\users\winuser\m_recent so yes for example C:\Documents and Settings ---> C:\Users C:\Program Files ------------> C:\Programs C:\Documents and Settings\Application Data -----> C:\users\!_appdata C:\Documents and Settings\My Documents -----> C:\users\m_documents Another complexity is that I want to separate some of those folders over several partitions over 2 hard drives: [HD1---256 Gb] : (files with a lot of writing/rewriting cycle that defragment a lot) part1---windows swap (pagefile) part2---C:\Documents and Settings\Application Data -----> C:\users\!_appdata part2---C:\Documents and Settings\Local Settings -----> C:\users\!_local_s part2---C:\RECYCLER maybe part2---restoration files maybe partX---plus some partitions for linux or shared [HD2---1000 Gb] : (All OS; winXP,seven,distroLinux1,distroLinux2...; and personal static data storage for C:\users\ and linux /home/ ) part1---windows XP part2---Distro Linux 1 (...) partX---windows C:\users\ C:\programs partX---plus some linux I will expose this in a different topic maybe so keep this short. All this to avoid a lot of defragmention but the problem will be to remount all those folders after windows reinstallation. So that why I would prefer create a nLited CD or whatever unattended CD with all thoses fixes. I was meaning by "using scripts" that I have not choosed script type yet. However this method seems compromised to me regarding what you have written. I also think the brute force method has the best chance of sucess but unless someone create a new nLite like program that is able to do this, I am not seeing this anytime soon. Maybe it's an utopia and I should get win7 or 8. I was also looking for ReactOS but until now it is in alpha developpement and they just replicate xp and they don't have fixed this yet. But We are far from all what I have dreamed: :-) - My SP2 up to SP3 + all fixes -All features nLite already offers -Possibility to choose your own naming conventions or strategy -A prompt that let you create or mount/assign folders to partitions -user rights system like in linux or win7 (hips system also) -a package or program manager that record all (registry entries, files, folders,...) created by a program during it's installation -possibility to completely customize (icons set, windows themes...) but I guess this is possible with shell replacement LDE(x)... -and so on. I know I want a windows/linux fusion or openWindowsXP . Just forget about this I am a perfectionist sorry I have no time to edit this post so it maybe not clear with typos.
  8. Hello,I just reinstalled my windows xp sp2 home edition that come with my dell pc, this is a french version. And I got fed up with it's default organization so I want to make it clearer like this: H:\users\all H:\users\default H:\users\winuser H:\users\localservice H:\users\networkservice H:\users\all\!_appdata H:\users\all\!_appdata\Microsoft H:\users\all\!_appdata\Microsoft\Crypto H:\users\all\!_appdata\Microsoft\Crypto\DSS H:\users\all\!_appdata\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA H:\users\all\!_appdata\Microsoft\Crypto\DSS\MachineKeys H:\users\all\!_appdata\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\MachineKeys H:\users\all\!_appdata\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\S-1-5-18 H:\users\all\!_appdata\Microsoft\HTML Help H:\users\all\!_appdata\Microsoft\Media Index H:\users\all\!_appdata\Microsoft\Media Player H:\users\all\!_appdata\Microsoft\Network H:\users\all\!_appdata\Microsoft\Network\Connections H:\users\all\!_appdata\Microsoft\Network\Connections\Cm H:\users\all\!_appdata\Microsoft\Network\Connections\Pbk H:\users\all\!_appdata\Microsoft\User Account Pictures H:\users\all\!_appdata\Microsoft\User Account Pictures\Default Pictures H:\users\all\!_appdata\Prism H:\users\all\!_desktop H:\users\all\!_startmenu H:\users\all\!_startmenu\programs H:\users\all\!_startmenu\programs\accessories H:\users\all\!_startmenu\programs\accessories\Accessibility H:\users\all\!_startmenu\programs\accessories\communications H:\users\all\!_startmenu\programs\accessories\entertainment H:\users\all\!_startmenu\programs\accessories\system_tools H:\users\all\!_startmenu\programs\administration_tools H:\users\all\!_startmenu\programs\games H:\users\all\!_startmenu\programs\Modem Helper H:\users\all\!_startmenu\programs\Modem On Hold H:\users\all\!_startmenu\programs\Powertoys for Windows XP H:\users\all\!_startmenu\programs\startup H:\users\all\a_favorites H:\users\all\a_models H:\users\all\a_shared_documents H:\users\all\a_shared_images H:\users\all\a_shared_music H:\users\all\a_music\playlists H:\users\all\a_music\music_samples H:\users\all\a_music\sample_playlists H:\users\all\a_music\sample_playlists\000D5E0E H:\users\all\a_images\images_samples H:\users\all\DRM H:\users\default\!_appdata H:\users\default\!_appdata\Microsoft H:\users\default\!_appdata\Microsoft\Internet Explorer H:\users\default\!_appdata\Microsoft\Media Player H:\users\default\!_appdata\Microsoft\SystemCertificates H:\users\default\!_appdata\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\My H:\users\default\!_appdata\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\My\Certificates H:\users\default\!_appdata\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\My\CRLs H:\users\default\!_appdata\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\My\CTLs H:\users\default\!_cookies H:\users\default\!_desktop H:\users\default\!_local_s H:\users\default\!_local_s\!_appdata H:\users\default\!_local_s\!_appdata\Microsoft H:\users\default\!_local_s\!_appdata\Microsoft\Media Player H:\users\default\!_local_s\!_appdata\Microsoft\Windows Media H:\users\default\!_local_s\!_appdata\Microsoft\Windows Media\9.0 H:\users\default\!_local_s\!_history H:\users\default\!_local_s\!_history\History.IE5 H:\users\default\!_local_s\!_temp H:\users\default\!_local_s\!_tempintfls H:\users\default\!_local_s\!_tempintfls\Content.IE5 H:\users\default\!_models H:\users\default\!_nethood H:\users\default\!_printhood H:\users\default\!_sendto H:\users\default\!_startmenu H:\users\default\!_startmenu\programs H:\users\default\!_startmenu\programs\accessories H:\users\default\!_startmenu\programs\startup H:\users\default\!_startmenu\programs\accessories\Accessibility H:\users\default\!_startmenu\programs\accessories\entertainment H:\users\default\m_documents H:\users\default\m_favoris H:\users\default\m_recent H:\users\winuser\!_appdata H:\users\winuser\!_appdata\Identities H:\users\winuser\!_appdata\Microsoft H:\users\winuser\!_appdata\Microsoft\Credentials H:\users\winuser\!_appdata\Microsoft\CryptnetUrlCache H:\users\winuser\!_appdata\Microsoft\Crypto H:\users\winuser\!_appdata\Microsoft\HTML Help H:\users\winuser\!_appdata\Microsoft\IMJP8_1 H:\users\winuser\!_appdata\Microsoft\Internet Explorer H:\users\winuser\!_appdata\Microsoft\Media Player H:\users\winuser\!_appdata\Microsoft\MMC H:\users\winuser\!_appdata\Microsoft\Protect H:\users\winuser\!_appdata\Microsoft\SystemCertificates H:\users\winuser\!_appdata\Microsoft\Windows H:\users\winuser\!_appdata\Microsoft\CryptnetUrlCache\Content H:\users\winuser\!_appdata\Microsoft\CryptnetUrlCache\MetaData H:\users\winuser\!_appdata\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA H:\users\winuser\!_appdata\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch H:\users\winuser\!_appdata\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\My H:\users\winuser\!_appdata\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\My\Certificates H:\users\winuser\!_appdata\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\My\CRLs H:\users\winuser\!_appdata\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\My\CTLs H:\users\winuser\!_appdata\Microsoft\Windows\Themes H:\users\winuser\!_cookies H:\users\winuser\!_desktop H:\users\winuser\!_favorites H:\users\winuser\!_favorites\Liens H:\users\winuser\!_local_s H:\users\winuser\!_local_s\!_temp H:\users\winuser\!_local_s\!_tempintfls H:\users\winuser\!_local_s\!_tempintfls\Content.IE5 H:\users\winuser\!_local_s\!_tempintfls\Content.IE5\GDMF8XQF H:\users\winuser\!_local_s\!_tempintfls\Content.IE5\WDUZOHYZ H:\users\winuser\!_local_s\!_tempintfls\Content.IE5\WHUN0TA7 H:\users\winuser\!_local_s\!_tempintfls\Content.IE5\WPYN0HIJ H:\users\winuser\!_nethood H:\users\winuser\!_printhood H:\users\winuser\!_sendto H:\users\winuser\!_startmenu H:\users\winuser\!_startmenu\programs H:\users\winuser\!_startmenu\programs\accessories H:\users\winuser\!_startmenu\programs\accessories\accessibility H:\users\winuser\!_startmenu\programs\accessories\entertainment H:\users\winuser\!_startmenu\programs\startup H:\users\winuser\!_templates H:\users\winuser\!_userdata H:\users\winuser\m_documents H:\users\winuser\m_dowloads H:\users\winuser\m_images H:\users\winuser\m_music H:\users\winuser\m_videos H:\users\winuser\m_recent H:\users\localservice\!_appdata H:\users\localservice\!_appdata\Microsoft H:\users\localservice\!_appdata\Microsoft\Credentials H:\users\localservice\!_appdata\Microsoft\Internet Explorer H:\users\localservice\!_appdata\Microsoft\Media Player H:\users\localservice\!_appdata\Microsoft\SystemCertificates H:\users\localservice\!_appdata\Microsoft\Credentials\S-1-5-19 H:\users\localservice\!_appdata\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\My H:\users\localservice\!_appdata\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\My\Certificates H:\users\localservice\!_appdata\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\My\CRLs H:\users\localservice\!_appdata\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\My\CTLs H:\users\localservice\!_cookies H:\users\localservice\!_local_s H:\users\localservice\!_local_s\appdata H:\users\localservice\!_local_s\appdata\Microsoft H:\users\localservice\!_local_s\appdata\Microsoft\Credentials H:\users\localservice\!_local_s\appdata\Microsoft\Windows H:\users\localservice\!_local_s\appdata\Microsoft\Credentials\S-1-5-19 H:\users\localservice\!_local_s\history H:\users\localservice\!_local_s\History\History.IE5 H:\users\localservice\!_local_s\temp H:\users\localservice\!_local_s\tempintfls H:\users\localservice\!_local_s\tempintfls\Content.IE5 H:\users\localservice\!_local_s\tempintfls\Content.IE5\41YZOX6J H:\users\localservice\!_local_s\tempintfls\Content.IE5\KHYVCXMF H:\users\localservice\!_local_s\tempintfls\Content.IE5\SXQRK9UR H:\users\localservice\!_local_s\tempintfls\Content.IE5\WHIB456N H:\users\networkservice\!_appdata H:\users\networkservice\!_appdata\Microsoft H:\users\networkservice\!_appdata\Microsoft\Credentials H:\users\networkservice\!_appdata\Microsoft\Internet Explorer H:\users\networkservice\!_appdata\Microsoft\Media Player H:\users\networkservice\!_appdata\Microsoft\SystemCertificates H:\users\networkservice\!_appdata\Microsoft\Credentials\S-1-5-20 H:\users\networkservice\!_appdata\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\My H:\users\networkservice\!_appdata\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\My\Certificates H:\users\networkservice\!_appdata\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\My\CRLs H:\users\networkservice\!_appdata\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\My\CTLs H:\users\networkservice\!_cookies H:\users\networkservice\!_local_s H:\users\networkservice\!_local_s\appdata H:\users\networkservice\!_local_s\appdata\Microsoft H:\users\networkservice\!_local_s\appdata\Microsoft\Credentials H:\users\networkservice\!_local_s\appdata\Microsoft\Windows H:\users\networkservice\!_local_s\appdata\Microsoft\Credentials\S-1-5-20 H:\users\networkservice\!_local_s\history H:\users\networkservice\!_local_s\history\History.IE5 H:\users\networkservice\!_local_s\Temp H:\users\networkservice\!_local_s\tempintfls H:\users\networkservice\!_local_s\tempintfls\Content.IE5 H:\users\networkservice\!_local_s\tempintfls\Content.IE5\4TM3GDU3 H:\users\networkservice\!_local_s\tempintfls\Content.IE5\5WV2IWXY H:\users\networkservice\!_local_s\tempintfls\Content.IE5\E1K3MNO7 H:\users\networkservice\!_local_s\tempintfls\Content.IE5\STI7CXA3 H:\programs\!_common_files H:\programs\!_common_files\InstallShield H:\programs\!_common_files\Microsoft Shared H:\programs\!_common_files\MSSoap H:\programs\!_common_files\ODBC H:\programs\!_common_files\Services H:\programs\!_common_files\SpeechEngines H:\programs\!_common_files\System H:\programs\!_common_files\InstallShield\Driver H:\programs\!_common_files\InstallShield\Engine H:\programs\!_common_files\InstallShield\IScript H:\programs\!_common_files\InstallShield\Professional H:\programs\!_common_files\InstallShield\Driver\7 H:\programs\!_common_files\InstallShield\Driver\7\Intel 32 H:\programs\!_common_files\InstallShield\Engine\6 H:\programs\!_common_files\InstallShield\Engine\6\Intel 32 H:\programs\!_common_files\InstallShield\Professional\RunTime H:\programs\!_common_files\InstallShield\Professional\RunTime\09 H:\programs\!_common_files\InstallShield\Professional\RunTime\10 H:\programs\!_common_files\InstallShield\Professional\RunTime\09\01 H:\programs\!_common_files\InstallShield\Professional\RunTime\09\01\Intel32 H:\programs\!_common_files\InstallShield\Professional\RunTime\10\01 H:\programs\!_common_files\InstallShield\Professional\RunTime\10\50 H:\programs\!_common_files\InstallShield\Professional\RunTime\10\01\Intel32 H:\programs\!_common_files\InstallShield\Professional\RunTime\10\50\Intel32 H:\programs\!_common_files\Microsoft Shared\DAO H:\programs\!_common_files\Microsoft Shared\MSInfo H:\programs\!_common_files\Microsoft Shared\Papier … lettres H:\programs\!_common_files\Microsoft Shared\Speech H:\programs\!_common_files\Microsoft Shared\TextConv H:\programs\!_common_files\Microsoft Shared\Triedit H:\programs\!_common_files\Microsoft Shared\VGX H:\programs\!_common_files\Microsoft Shared\Web Folders H:\programs\!_common_files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions H:\programs\!_common_files\Microsoft Shared\Speech\1036 H:\programs\!_common_files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\40 H:\programs\!_common_files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\40\_vti_bin H:\programs\!_common_files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\40\admcgi H:\programs\!_common_files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\40\admisapi H:\programs\!_common_files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\40\bin H:\programs\!_common_files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\40\bots H:\programs\!_common_files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\40\isapi H:\programs\!_common_files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\40\servsupp H:\programs\!_common_files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\40\admcgi\scripts H:\programs\!_common_files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\40\admisapi\scripts H:\programs\!_common_files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\40\bin\1036 H:\programs\!_common_files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\40\bots\vinavbar H:\programs\!_common_files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\40\isapi\_vti_adm H:\programs\!_common_files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\40\isapi\_vti_aut H:\programs\!_common_files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\40\_vti_bin\_vti_adm H:\programs\!_common_files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\40\_vti_bin\_vti_aut H:\programs\!_common_files\MSSoap\Binaries H:\programs\!_common_files\MSSoap\Binaries\Resources H:\programs\!_common_files\MSSoap\Binaries\Resources\1036 H:\programs\!_common_files\ODBC\Data Sources H:\programs\!_common_files\SpeechEngines\Microsoft H:\programs\!_common_files\SpeechEngines\Microsoft\Lexicon H:\programs\!_common_files\SpeechEngines\Microsoft\TTS H:\programs\!_common_files\SpeechEngines\Microsoft\Lexicon\1033 H:\programs\!_common_files\SpeechEngines\Microsoft\TTS\1033 H:\programs\!_common_files\System\ado H:\programs\!_common_files\System\msadc H:\programs\!_common_files\System\Ole DB H:\programs\ComPlus Applications H:\programs\CONEXANT H:\programs\Digital Line Detect H:\programs\InstallShield Installation Information H:\programs\Intel H:\programs\Internet Explorer H:\programs\Messenger H:\programs\microsoft frontpage H:\programs\Modem Helper H:\programs\Modem On Hold H:\programs\Movie Maker H:\programs\MSN H:\programs\MSN Gaming Zone H:\programs\NetMeeting H:\programs\Online Services H:\programs\Outlook Express H:\programs\Services en ligne H:\programs\Uninstall Information H:\programs\Windows Media Player H:\programs\Windows NT H:\programs\WindowsUpdate H:\programs\xerox H:\programs\Intel\INFInst H:\programs\Internet Explorer\Connection Wizard H:\programs\Internet Explorer\PLUGINS H:\programs\Internet Explorer\SIGNUP H:\programs\microsoft frontpage\version3.0 H:\programs\microsoft frontpage\version3.0\bin H:\programs\Movie Maker\MUI H:\programs\Movie Maker\Shared H:\programs\Movie Maker\MUI\040C H:\programs\Movie Maker\Shared\Profiles H:\programs\MSN\MSNCoreFiles H:\programs\MSN\MSNCoreFiles\Install H:\programs\MSN\MSNCoreFiles\Install\MSN9Components H:\programs\MSN Gaming Zone\Windows H:\programs\Windows Media Player\Icons H:\programs\Windows Media Player\Sample Playlists H:\programs\Windows Media Player\Skins H:\programs\Windows Media Player\Visualizations H:\programs\Windows NT\Accessoires H:\programs\Windows NT\Pinball H:\programs\xerox\nwwia I think I will do this by using scripts and reg files but I don't want to redo this every time I reinstall windows. 1- Can I do this for all the folders I wan't to rename? 2- Should I use nLite to make this? 3- Will I be able to rename all the folder I want with nLite? 4- Will I have to use a script with nLite? 5- Is it simply possible? [EDIT] I am sorry if it not the right section but I don't know in which section it belong exactly.