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Windows 7: How do I move 'Libraries' from C to D?

14 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
How do I move 'Libraries' from C to D?

My hard drive is partitioned with my C: having 679 GB and my D: having 698 GB. I'd like for files (word, mp3, jpg etc.) to be in D: and to keep program files in C:. So how do I move the 'Libraries' directory from C: to D:? Can it be remapped or do I need to copy/paste everything over and make a new Library in D?


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14 Jun 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Libraries are just pointers to a folder or group of folders. I store all of my user data on D as well, so I just point the Documents Library to D:\Documents, etc.
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14 Jun 2012   #3

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1

Yes. Libraries are virtual locations. They are not situated anywhere, but makes a shadow copy of your user folders (and other folders as custom included).

If you want to change the default location of your user folders, follow the tutorial : User Folders - Change Default Location .
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14 Jun 2012   #4
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64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello JLD, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you are just wanting to save HDD space, then you might consider this below to be able to access the files from any location in your libraries instead of moving user folders.
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