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Windows 7: Change Location of My Documents

24 Jul 2009   #1
Kill3dwardDead

 
Change Location of My Documents

I'd like to change the location of My Documents, but they've removed the location tab that was present in Vista. What I'm looking to do is set the location of My Documents to E: (Western Digital 1TB My Book) as opposed to C: (Primary 150GB Hard-Drive) because of the much needed storage space.

User Folders - Change Default Location

Note: I'm using the super-admin account instead of the limited one, so I should have full access to just about everything.

Any help is much appreciated.




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24 Jul 2009   #2
dmex

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kill3dwardDead View Post
I'd like to change the location of My Documents, but they've removed the location tab that was present in Vista. What I'm looking to do is set the location of My Documents to E: (Western Digital 1TB My Book) as opposed to C: (Primary 150GB Hard-Drive) because of the much needed storage space.

User Folders - Change Default Location


Note: I'm using the super-admin account instead of the limited one, so I should have full access to just about everything.

Any help is much appreciated.

Hi Kill3dwardDead,

No Microsoft didn't remove the Location Tab, your just clicking properties for the wrong item

Your clicking properties on the Library folder called "Documents", instead expand the library folder and click properties on the "My Documents" folder, from there you can see the location tab and change its location

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24 Jul 2009   #3
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kill3dwardDead View Post
I'd like to change the location of My Documents, but they've removed the location tab that was present in Vista. What I'm looking to do is set the location of My Documents to E: (Western Digital 1TB My Book) as opposed to C: (Primary 150GB Hard-Drive) because of the much needed storage space.

User Folders - Change Default Location


Note: I'm using the super-admin account instead of the limited one, so I should have full access to just about everything.

Any help is much appreciated.
They haven't removed the Location thing...it is just moved

Go here
start->type in C:\Users\*Your User Name*->Right click on my documents and go to properties->click on location tab and make the appropriate change!
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24 Jul 2009   #4
Kill3dwardDead

 

Can't believe I missed that, thank you.
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22 Apr 2010   #5
Ritter197

 
 

I have a devil of a time quite often finding documents I just created and
saved. But I did not look which folder it saved it in, since from years of
working with computers it would always save it to Documents, where a normal
person would want it.

BUT I noticed (after hours of searching,) that it saved the document (a .pdf
file) in a Folder called XKVBTW02, but NOT also in Documents.
This drives me crazy. It's idiotic!!! Why does it do that and why could I
not find it when I searched for .pdf?

How do I fix this so every document is saved in the Documents folder?

BTW It also did not show up under Recent documents, that why it took me
hours to find it again. In above crazy folder.
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