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Windows 7: Moved Documents for C to E drive

16 Oct 2012   #1
trendy

Summary Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 CPU AMD Athlon II X2 250 23 C
 
 
Moved Documents for C to E drive

Good day to all.I have installed a second 2TB drive into my desktop,And moved all my Documents,Music,Photo's,& Videos.From ''C Drive'' on to this new drive called ''E''.
So leaving my ''C drive'' with only Windows 7 operating system and all programs,Working okay.
But when it becomes to saving items it wants to go to the ''C Drive'' Now can I prevent this from happening.
Would it be possible to make the new ''E Drive'' the default drive,Is that possible??, or am I thinking wrong.
I want all my info etc to be on the ''E Drive''.

Any thoughts please.


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16 Oct 2012   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

Yes its possible, it depends on what application you are using. For example, in Excel2010, you need to specify the save location.

Each application you use will have an option to specify the save location.

Regards,
Golden
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16 Oct 2012   #3
trendy

Summary Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 CPU AMD Athlon II X2 250 23 C
 
 

Quote:
Yes its possible, it depends on what application you are using. For example, in Excel2010, you need to specify the save location.

Each application you use will have an option to specify the save location.

Thanks for prompt reply,My pal just sent me an email with this info.

Double click C Drive > Double click users.
Right click documents folder > select properties > Location on the top left.
Then select Move tab > Select the location of the Documents on the new drive. > Apply > OK.

Would that be okay,And then the same method for the other folders music etc.

Thanks.
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16 Oct 2012   #4
gregrocker

 

You'll have less problems if you copy your User folders to data drive, then rightclick each to add to the related Library - Include a Folder - Windows 7 Forums. Once you confirm it's there then you can delete the C User folder content. Whenever any Program writes to C, change it's Preferences to the new location and drag the file over to D in the Library Window.
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16 Oct 2012   #5
trendy

Summary Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 CPU AMD Athlon II X2 250 23 C
 
 

Thanks both,I think I follow the info seems straight forward.

Big Thanks again.
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16 Oct 2012   #6
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I agree. Libraries have made it unnecessary to remap and redirect system folders. It only takes a minute to configure them.
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16 Oct 2012   #7
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You would tell windows where to save something EVERYTIME you save something. That is the most efficient way to save. Don`t trust windows, do it manually, everytime.

Windows should always ask you where to save. Picking a default and leaving it at that IS NOT a good idea.
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16 Oct 2012   #8
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

There's no harm in telling specific apps where to save by default. I don't think you are understanding the process. For example, when done in Excel, you still get the "Save As" box popping up, it just defaults to your specified location instead of the default from the base install. You can still choose to save anywhere else as you would have normally. Doing so just saves you the steps of navigating your way back to your desired folder each and every time.
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16 Oct 2012   #9
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Are you talking to me or the op ? I understand the process completely, I`m just telling him the best advice I can provide. There have been so many people coming here and saying... where did my file go ?
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16 Oct 2012   #10
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You. I haven't seen any threads where someone was complaining about where their files have gone. They aren't auto-saved to that directory. The user can save them anywhere they want, and if they changed their Libraries, they'd be well aware of why and where to. There's no harm in doing so. If a person is even asking about how to edit their default location, they'll understand the file structure and where to find their files.
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