I just bought a new PC with Vista installed on it. I have a second hard drive on which I keep all of my data. I also have a wife.
Before the wife, everything was simple: I told XP to relocate all of the various "My whatever" folders to specific places on the data drive, and all was well. I had a directory structure like this:
E: Documents My Pictures My Music My Videos ...
When my wife joined the household, I addressed the problem by creating another root-level folder on the data drive. Now we have something like this:
E: Documents My Pictures My Music My Videos ... Wife My Pictures My Music My Videos ...
When setting up the new machine, I did just as I did in XP: I right-clicked the Documents folder and told it where I really wanted it. The trouble is, Vista really really wants to call the folder "Documents". Now, my directory structure on both users looks like this:
E: Documents Pictures Music Videos ... Documents Pictures Music Videos ...
It still sorts alphabetically based on the real name of the folder, so I have no problems sorting out which one is which, but I'm afraid this is going to be a stumbling point.
I have a similar problem with another folder. I wanted E:\Documents\junkdrawer\Downloads to be the location of my Downloads folder, but screwed up and made E:\Documents\junkdrawer the folder the first time. Now, the shell displays both folders as if they were the profile folder.
How do I rename Vista's "friendly name" for these folders to reflect something I want?