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Windows 7: How do I properly change my file target path/Location?


04 Aug 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
How do I properly change my file target path/Location?

Hi, Recently I installed 2 x 120 SSD Drives in a RAID 0 allowing me to have 240 storage space as well as speed. In the past, I have changed My Documents, My Pictures...ect.. to another HDD. (D. Can some one tell me the correct steps to do such a thing? I have right clicked on each file/folder I want to have on another HDD (D and chose "MOVE Target" and "Find Target" and changed it from my C: to my D: so as to not take up space on my SSD's. The problem I am having is that Windows keeps putting these folders into my C: by default, so basically, I have 2 of every folder. I only want one.. Windows puts one on my C: and I have one on my D:. the C: is empty..and my D: has my stuff..

How do I correct this?
If you need pic's or more info, I will post what you need...

Thanks in advance!!!

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04 Aug 2012   #2

Win 7 Ultimate (64-bit), Win 8.1.1 (64-bit)
 
 

There are registry edits you can do to point Windows to your other drive but IMO they are more trouble than they are worth. Personally, I just recreate the folders on my hdd and then forget about the ones on the ssd. A few unused folders on the ssd don't take much space or bother anything.

Using the "libraries" feature of Win 7, you can add the new folders from your hdd to the Documents, Pictures, Music, etc... Libraries so they are readily accessible. You can even remove the folders on your ssd from the Libraries if seeing the empty folder there bothers you.
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04 Aug 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I would be interested in these steps in the registry you are talking about...I might just give that a try..but for the most part, I probably will just live with what Window's is doing..after a while, I noticed that it stopped putting them in there cause I kept on deleting them...lol
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05 Aug 2012   #4

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Sorry if I misunderstood, you want to do this?

User Folders - Change Default Location

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05 Aug 2012   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Sorry if I misunderstood, you want to do this?

User Folders - Change Default Location

A Guy
I think this is exactly what I am looking for!!! I'll let you know in a bit...and I will Thank you appropriately...lol
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05 Aug 2012   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Sorry if I misunderstood, you want to do this?

User Folders - Change Default Location

A Guy

Thanks for the link and the info!!!

This is exactly what I needed....I did this before, but I never went into the shell:UsersFilesFolder I just went into my C: and did it that way...I also never turned off my Sharing Files and Folders in my Homegroup...so that is why I was getting duplicates all the time...lol......

THANK YOU!!!!!!
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05 Aug 2012   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Great, you are welcome. Credit to Brink for another great tute

A Guy
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