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Manually Opening the "My Documents Properties" Dialog Box

Manually Opening the "My Documents Properties" Dialog Box

In WinXP SP3, Is it possible to open the "My Documents Properties" dialog box from the command line? The dialog box I am referring to is the dialog box then opens when you right click on the "My Documents" folder and open the properties.

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Guest [Entry]

"So far, I haven't been able to find a method for automating this task. As a guide to what I've been looking towards, to possibly help you on your search, the following command at a command prompt will open My Documents:

explorer.exe ::{450D8FBA-AD25-11D0-98A8-0800361B1103}

The path here is the CLSID, and a list of such IDs can be viewed here. Given this information, if you can find how the CLSID is referenced, you may be able to change it this way.

If you already have a registry method for changing the folder that requires a reboot, you should be able to restart explorer programmatically in order to have the same effect:

taskkill /F /IM explorer.exe
Guest [Entry]

"Reading your comment on Wil's solution, you can move the target of My Documents like so:

Right-click My Documents and go to properties:

Click ""Move"" and select the new location to store documents:

Apply & OK"