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Windows 7: Changing My Docs to Drive D

21 Sep 2013   #1

Wndows 7 Pro 64 bit
Changing My Docs to Drive D

Ericinoz posted in Feb 2010 the following:
I have been moving the folders My Documents, Downloads, etc off my primary disc and somehow the folders on my D drive have appeared on my desktop. Not shortcuts, they are still on the D drive. If I delete from the desktop they get deleted from the drive as well. If I try to move them from the desktop to the D drive I get told that the source is the same as the destination.

I have exactly the same problem, using the correct method (c/user/MM/fldr/location - change, etc).
None of the threads solved this problem.
If I back up a fldr elsewhere and delete it from the desktop, thus deleting it from the D drive documents fldr, and then copy it back into the same folder it reappears on the desktop (as a fldr, not a shortcut).
Can anyone suggest a solution.

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22 Sep 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello Noodlum, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if using OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to restore these folders default location may be able to sort them. Afterwards, you can move them back to D if you like.

User Folders - Restore Default Location

Hope this helps,
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Sep 2013   #3

Wndows 7 Pro 64 bit

Thanks Brink,
I'm afraid I took the coward's way out and started from scratch and reinstalled a fresh copy of Win 7.
For anyone else tempted to change the location of User Documents, etc folders off C drive (or Win installation drive) I would advise against it. There are plenty of ways to get around it - by using Libraries, Shifting individual program's storage folder location within the application, etc. All hell broke loose with duplicate folder appearing on desktop, Outlook was a mess, Internet Explorer Favourites wouldn't work. And Windows just was not very happy at all. Now I'm back to super smooth super fast Win 7 - what a delight after XP.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Sep 2013   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

You're most welcome.
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