I recently had what I thought was a driver problem with my DVD RW and using the CD that came with my Mesh computer I decided to do a system file scan and repair or replace any system files that appeared corrupted/damaged.
However, the machine started a reinstall of Windows and because I did not know how to stop it I had to let it go through the full cycle of reinstalling Windows over the Windows installation that already existed.
Two days later I have reinstalled all my software and preferred system settings and everything seemed okay until I had a problem downloading updates for Adaware 2007. Checking the settings in Adaware I saw it was pointing it's update files to D:\Documents and Settings and not, as it should be, at C:\Documents and Settings.
I find I now have a Documents and Settings folder on my D partition as well as on my C partition althought the copy on my D partition does not have as many sub folders and entries. I know I cannot delete the Documents and Settings folder from the D partition because Windows will not let me and anyway it would cause an unknown number of problems.
My questions are:
1 Can I somehow move/merge all the entries in the D partition folder to the C partition folder so that I again have only one Documents and Settings folder?
2 Am I stuck with 2 Documents and Settings folders?
3 At the moment I have lost the will to live, but if I decided to reinstall Windows again, how would I get rid of the Documents and Settings folder from the D partition and how would I stop the same folder being created on the D partition again as I don't remember being given an option during the installation process?
4 I don't know why it would, but if I format the C partition first and then reinstall Windows XP, will that stop the creation of a second Documents and Settings folder on the D partition?
I can't figure this out for myself as I'm not an expert but I am reasonably experienced and if registry hacks are involved I'm already in the process of making backups should someone have a means of remedying my problem.
At the risk of being a bore, if I am stuck with both now, is there a way I can ensure that any future entries during software installation etc are made in the Documents and Settings Folder on the C partition?
Edited by kandimann7, 10 March 2008 - 03:56 PM.