PP does use My Documents for hidden things. Your best option is to keep it right where Windows created it. Instead just create new folders on F: and add them to your Library.
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That is the first thing after installing Windows. Get My Documents of off C:\
If windows crashes big your templates, styles etc are lost.
So I do have F:\My Documents in my Library as the default and only Windows My Documents folder. When I open Word it looks there. So Pr must have a prefs file somewhere that is looking for the old C:\My Documents folder. Where do I change it (registry, etc) to get Premiere to stop giving me this stupid error message when I start up? I have deactivated and uninstalled Premiere, and reinstalled it with the F:\My Documents folder active. So it must be picking up preferences from the old install and trying to map to them. Is there any other ideas? Deleting some prefs file? I already deleted the media cache, to no affect (yes, I rebooted, etc).
I have copied the whole C:\\Username\User\My Documents folder to F:\My Documents (root of F). There is an ADOBE folder in there with a number of subfolders. So everything came across as it was. So there are pointers somewhere.
Saying that it uses My Documents for 'hidden things" isn't quite the level of detail I needed, and I am sophisticated enough to make registry changes if need be. If I need to totally reinstall all of the suite I will but need to understand if there is a utility I need to reset the machine back to a clean install of Premiere before moving on. And please don't tell me to reinstall Windows. I have many other applications on this machine, and don't find the notion of killing the machine because one app is misbehaving. I can work around this for the time being.