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Windows 7: How to mount folders on external drive to user folders.

06 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
How to mount folders on external drive to user folders.

Hi, I have installed Windows 7 because I need it for my Degree course and my son's iPod touch. I have only given it 30 gigs of space. I realize I'm going to need more.

I have an external drive that I have formatted ntfs. I have seen a tutorial here

User Profiles - Create and Move During Windows 7 Installation

that explains how to migrate your user folders to another drive. But I would rather mount (don't know the correct term???) the data to the individual users normal folders, so windows thinks that the Documents folder on the external drive is the Documents folder on the C drive. And Music, Videos etc etc for each user.

How would I do that? Thank you.


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06 Jan 2012   #2

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

hi nothingspecial, and welcome to sevenforums - a very special forum!

User Folders - Change Default Location

is this what you mean?
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06 Jan 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thank you for your help

Where would one find that option?
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06 Jan 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

You may want to read up on Windows Seven Libraries: Working with libraries
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06 Jan 2012   #5

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nothingspecial View Post
Thank you for your help

Where would one find that option?
click on the link?

here's another:

User Folders - Change Default Location
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06 Jan 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Ok that's got it, thank you very much
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06 Jan 2012   #7

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

happy to help.

if you've got the time, do take a look at some of the other tutorials. there's all sorts of interesting stuff there - it's a great resource.
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