Installation - My Documents Issue


#1

Hello,

I’m having the same issue that I’ve recently noted with GSB.

I’m using a Windows 7 Machine, wherein I have the following situation:

Libraries:
My Documents on a remote shared drive (very very slow)
My Documents - local

Both programs (GSB and GTB) really want to use the shared My Docs directory for everything, which isn’t what I want. I can’t seem to find a way to tell it to use to local directory.

Any ideas?


#2

Hmmm interesting. I use windows own API for grabbing the location of MyDocuments, but it doesn’t offer you (AFAIK) any way to specify that you only want a local one. I wasn’t even aware that you could have two my documents libraries. Do other games seem to work out which one to use?


#3

GSB and GTB are the only two that I’ve used on this machine.

I’ll do some further research via Microsoft and report back for others.


#4

Thanks for the response - knowing to look specific into MS API helped!

For anyone else, Windows 7 doesn’t seem to recognize “forcing” a folder to default to something other than what it wants in this case.

I had to visit regedit and change the following keys:

[b]HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders322756[/b]

From the original value to where I wanted it to save.


#5

And doing this fixes it?


#6

Completely - for both games!