I have a machine with XP Pro SP2 and I’m getting more than slightly pissed off with the OS behaviour of saving stuff from my applications (settings, temp files, browser stuff, savegames, etc) in “Documents And Settings” under “My Documents” or whatever depending on the specific case. I just did a manual clean up of about 200MB of old redundant trash in my boot drive as a result of this stupid behaviour.
I am the only person using this PC (I guess that’s why it’s called Personal Computer) and I don’t wish to use these folders at all. I don’t mind basic OS settings to be saved on them, but I don’t want my applications and games to save stuff in them as opposed to their proper own folders and partition they are installed on. As for OS temporary files, if they exist they should all be saved in the folder for that purpose, Windows\Temp and nowhere else.
Is there a way to disable the usage of these system folders by my applications ?