Recently, I had a drive crash. But I had everything backed up, right?
Problem is, the drive that crashed was my D:\ drive. Because I'm a grouch, I'd taken great pains to move XP's usual "C:\Documents and Settings\..." to "D:\users\..." in the proper manner (i.e. so XP knows). As well, any relevant "My Documents" folders were pointed to directories right off the root, like "d:\tom\..."
Note I like short paths and keeping oft-changing user data off the main drive where the operating system and apps are kept. May be pointless, but that's me!
Anyway, question is: when I pop a new d: drive in there, how can I repair the XP install so that the user hive is back where it belongs. Note the machine still boots now with defaults.
Much thanks to any who can enlghten this dangerous man...