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Sep 15, 2000, 12:08 AM
Now that I have your attention, I'll ask my question, then explain the title of my post. When using Multiple Users under System 9 (okay, okay, "OS 9"), how can I stop the bloody computer from setting up documents folders on the boot drive? I have a very nice partition set aside for all my documents, and I'd like to keep it that way.

Now the title of my post -- it's easy to do in Windows if you're a registry expert, i.e., eliminate the stupid "My Documents" and point to another drive. I've been a Mac user *way* longer than a Windows user.
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Sep 15, 2000, 12:43 AM
Actually, you don't even have to edit the registry. Just right-click My Documents, choose properties, and change the path to whichever partition you want to use. I haven't really used Multiple Users with OS 9, so I don't know how to go about doing it. You may want to look for a copy of David Pogue's Mac OS 9: Missing Manual. It may have some suggestions.
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Sep 15, 2000, 11:06 AM
If you don't need the Documents folder at all (I know I certainly don't), here's a simple workaround: an AppleScript!

If exists folder "Documents" of folder "[username]" of folder "Users" of startup disk
Select folder "Documents" of folder "[username]" of folder "Users" of startup disk
delete selection
empty trash

Save it as a Classic applet, put it in the appropriate Startup Items folder, and you should be set! (I also use a startup script to automatically arrange my partition icons the way I like them.)
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Sep 15, 2000, 11:53 AM
Even easier guys. Open the general control control panel, and click "Last folder used by application" instead of "Document folder"

-See Yea!
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