Monday, May 21, 2012 10:37 AM
I noticed that visual studio 11 would put everything personal inside the folder named "visual studio 11" under mydocuments. I want to put that entire folder to another place, other than under my documents, but I can only find how to change the location of some subfolders like the 'Projects' folder or the 'Templates' folder. There are tons of other things too, and I don't want to change their locations one by one.
I just wanted to know if there is a simple way to put the entire 'visual studio 11' folder to another place?
Monday, May 21, 2012 2:00 PMModerator
VS follows the Windows Logo guidelines and puts everything under your My Documents directory. The only folders you can alter are those listed in the Tools\Options dialog. If you want to move the entire directory structure then you have no choice but to tell Windows to move your My Documents directory (as a whole elsewhere). You'll have to google for that as it isn't an exposed option in Windows. There is no way to have VS never write to the My Documents directory. It will always store at least some information in that directory.
So, in summary, no the My Documents directory is the correct location and cannot be changed except for a few select directories.
Michael Taylor - 5/21/2012
- Marked As Answer by Gordderp Monday, May 21, 2012 2:09 PM