Visual Studio creates your personal folder in %userdata%/Documents which is surprising and anoying when you want to keep the Documents for documents… You may think that as a professionnal developer tool, there will be a simple setting for the personal folder, but you are wrong, and it is a real pain to change this folder.
Different possibilities are shown on internet forums :
- give up
- change registry settings (a lot)
- use a ntfs junction to move files (do not solve the pollution in documents, but files will be in right place)
I choose the registry one, and decided to provide a small tool to help with : VSFolderMove (more…)