Putting “Documents” on a network drive on Windows 7 Home


I have a small home network setup with a machine that acts as a file server to several client machines.  One of the reasons I like this setup is I can centrally back up our data.

I recently purchased a machine with Windows 7 “Premium” on it.  I was having difficulty getting the Windows 7 Documents folder (like “My Documents” on Windows XP) to point at a network drive.  (It kept whining that it was not an indexed drive and weird stuff like that.)

I finally ran across this post which was very helpful.

Here’s the hint for future me: shell:UsersFilesFolder

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