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Windows 7: Moving my documents folder to another hard drive question

15 Jan 2013   #1
Lemon Tree

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Moving my documents folder to another hard drive question

Hiya

This might be a bit of a dumb question but I just want to check is it safe to directly cut and paste the my favorites, documents, pictures, music and video folders to another hard drive on my PC or I should do them manually through properties of each folder. Currently I'm using windows 7.

Sorry for my awkward tone and many thanks in advance.


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15 Jan 2013   #2
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Hi Lemon Tree

If you want all your user folder links to work correctly you are best doing each one through the properties.
User Folders - Change Default Location

Danny
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15 Jan 2013   #3
Lemon Tree

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

hhe Guess I should do it the safe way, thanks Danny.
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