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Last modified on 1/21/2011 10:44 AM by User.


Windows User home directory is not correct in OASIS (likely from Optimize OASIS)


  • User is not able to start OASIS
  • User appears to be sending documents for another user
  • (Other cases where it appears different users are using the same temp or .oasis folders.)


Start "Optimize OASIS!". Look for the "User Directory" entry. If the path "points" to a bad location or another user's directory, consider this solution.


CAUTION: The effects of this solution are not fully understood.

Remove the offending keys in the registry by:

  1. Open REGEDIT
  2. Locate the following key:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders
  3. Remove all the keys showing values for the bad path name
  4. Restart OASIS


Two bads make a wrong:

  • Copying or moving a user profile on a computer may result in old keys not being moved as required (the registry is static for these keys and the entries do not auto correct.)
  • The makers of Java use this key to look for the user's home directory and do not use the preferred Microsoft call.


Here is a good entry: