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

14 Jun 2012   #1
JLDesignArch

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?

Thanks!




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14 Jun 2012   #2
DeaconFrost

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
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

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
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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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