On Windows 7 I moved my
Desktop folders (using Windows Explorer, not on command line) to an external hard disc (directory
When the hard disc is not attached and I use
File -> Open, in any Windows application I always get an error. The error tells that
F:\backup\ not found. (Example of such applications are Word or even Notepad++). I have a Unix background and may be missing simplest Windows concept(s)/step(s).
On internet search most articles are related to inability to read or write to external hard disc.
- The problem goes away when the external drive is connected.
- Many icons disappear when the external drive is not connected.
What I have tried:
- Right Mouse clicked on
Documentfolder. Made sure that it points to proper directory (
- Did the above for
regeditlooked at default
Documentfolder registry value. Nothing pointing to
F:drive was found.
My guess for the solution: A registry setting is changed. How do I scan through all registry setting (may be programmatic - Perl, C/C++ preferred but anything is welcome) and find the one that points to the