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Windows 7: How To Change Which Drive A Folders Contents Are Saved To?

14 Feb 2012   #1
woodbine

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
How To Change Which Drive A Folders Contents Are Saved To?

I have opened a new folder called 'Pictures Number 2' in my user name folder. By default, this new folder stores files in C Drive.

Without actually moving the folder from where it is now, ie. I want the new folder to remain in my user name folder, is it possible to change it so that anything I save to it is stored on D Drive? Or do all folders located in user name folder have to save to C?

I tried to achieve this with the 'My Pictures' folder, and it went majorly pear-shaped, and took Brink and I several days to restore the folder. So, as you can tell, you probably need to explain things to me in an uncomplicated way.




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14 Feb 2012   #2
Warlockz

7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

The only way I can think of is, Add the new location of your other drive to the Pictures Library Folder, "see pics below" then set your new location as the default save location by right clicking on it, and choose "set as default save location", unfortunately you can only use this feature with the main folders in your libraries. "Documents, Music, Pictures, Videos". But I hope this helps!

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14 Feb 2012   #3
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

could you create the folder in your D:drive and call it pictures number 2 then create a shortcut of the folder and store that in your user folder
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14 Feb 2012   #4
woodbine

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
could you create the folder in your D:drive and call it pictures number 2 then create a shortcut of the folder and store that in your user folder
Thanks for both of your replies. With my limited pc knowledge, the above suggestion sounds simpler.

If I delete Pictures Number 2 in User folders, and create the same folder in D that is easy. Can you explain how I create the short cut please?
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14 Feb 2012   #5
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

right click on the pic num 2 folder in D: and select create shortcut, then cut and paste the shortcut from your pic num2 folder over to the users folder
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15 Feb 2012   #6
woodbine

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Great, done that. Created a 'My Pictures DATA (D) file in D, than c and p'ed a short cut into my user name folder.

One other question: how do I arrange the folders on my user name screen into something more logical/ordered. Tried dragging them around, but they won't stay where I put them.

Thanks Boohbah, and also Warlockz - appreciate the images, although if I attempted these, I may have lost My Pictures folder again, or even the whole library!


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15 Feb 2012   #7
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

You can't rearrange folders yourself. You have to do a "Sort By" and you're stuck with the options given there. This is a known issue with Win7 that some people severely dislike.
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16 Feb 2012   #8
woodbine

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks.

That's 2 issues with 7 that people seem to dislike, the other being the fact that the favourites list opens on the right, instead of the left as it used to. Can't change this either, as far as I know.
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