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Ability to change the My Documents path is restricted.

This setting can restrict the ability to change the current path of My Documents folder.

Tweak for : Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows Vista
Every user on a computer has some files and folders of personal use. The “My Documents” folder is the users’ personal folder where he normally saves all his documents, pictures, music and other personal files. If more than one user account is created on the computer, Windows creates the “My Documents” folder for each account.

This setting disables the users’ ability to change the default location/path of the “My Documents” folder. The user can invoke the My Documents Properties dialog by right-clicking the folder, but the access to change the folder location is denied.

For this, go to Start > Run menu, enter “regedit” and navigate to the registry path listed below. You can create a DWORD value “DisablePersonalDirChange”, if this value does not exist.

Now, right-click and modify the value to “1” which can restrict change in folder path. However, if you want to enable the changes, delete the value name “DisablePersonalDirChange”.

The changes take effect after a restart or logoff.

Disable the change of the location of My Documents.reg

The '.reg' file will restrict the change in location of 'My Document' folder.

Enable the change of the location of My Documents (Default).reg

The '.reg' file will enable the change in location of 'My Document' folder.

Apply registry settings according below given steps of screenshots with related changes.

Option to change the location of 'My Dcoument' is restricted.

Option to change the location of 'My Dcoument' is enabled by default.

First, click the Start button, and select Run. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit"

Second, go to [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\] and create a DWORD value "DisablePersonalDirChange.

Third, right-click on "DisablePersonalDirChange" and select 'Modify'.

Finally, set the "Value Data" to “1”in the textbox provided and click on 'OK' to enable the change of the location of My Documents.

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