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Important This article contains information about how to modify the registry. Make sure that you back up the registry before you modify it. Make sure that you know how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up, restore, and modify the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/256986/ )Description of the Microsoft Windows registry
Microsoft Office Visio 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2) and later versions of Visio contain changes to the functionality of the ""My Shapes"" folder. This article describes the changes.
For more information about Visio 2003 Service Pack 2, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/887622/ )Description of Visio 2003 Service Pack 2
Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall the operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.
The "My Shapes" folderBy default, when you first start Visio after you install the program, the path of the "My Shapes" folder is defined as follows:
%userprofile%\My Documents\My ShapesNote In this path, %userprofile% indicates the path of the user profile that contains the My Documents folder.
The path of the "My Shapes" folder is stored in the MyShapesPath string value of one of the following registry subkeys.
Microsoft Office Visio 2007
Microsoft Office Visio 2003
Note If you want to prevent the "My Shapes" folder from being created, you can set a nonexistent path in the MyShapesPath string value.
When you move, delete, or rename the "My Shapes" folderIf you use Microsoft Windows Explorer to move, to delete, or to rename the "My Shapes" folder and then you start Visio, the following actions occur:
When you use an Office language packWhen you first start Visio together with an Office language pack, the following actions occur:
Article ID: 906521 - Last Review: June 13, 2007 - Revision: 3.2
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