Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


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.



Attached Images
  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

24 Jul 2009   #2

 

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

Name:  mydoc.JPG
Views: 94452
Size:  14.0 KB

Name:  mydocloc.JPG
Views: 594
Size:  35.9 KB

Hope it helps.

Steven


My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Jul 2009   #3

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!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


24 Jul 2009   #4
Kill3dwardDead

 

Can't believe I missed that, thank you.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Apr 2010   #5

 
 

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Change Location of My Documents





Please note  Please note
        When your issue is fixed please remember to thank those that helped you and mark the thread as solved.
Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: Change Location of My Documents
Thread Forum
Location - Change Computer Default Location Tutorials
Solved change my network location to its true location Network & Sharing
My documents in another location. General Discussion
Documents missing location tab General Discussion
My Documents/My Pictures - Alternate Location Possible? General Discussion
My Documents location STUCK General Discussion
My Documents/Pictures/Video Location Change General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:01 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33