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Windows 7: Moving User file to different hdd?

23 Dec 2013   #1
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 
Moving User file to different hdd?

I have 23gb on My Docs and right clicked and sent it to another hdd (as per recommendation) but it screwed up a lot of my comp.
I sent it back and want to know what I can safely move of my User file?


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23 Dec 2013   #2
Golden
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23 Dec 2013   #3
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Is the result any different than what I did?

After I did that, a number of programs did not work.
Maybe I have to pick and choose what to move from within My Docs?


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23 Dec 2013   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Paul,

Your Documents folder could contain subfolders that are user by other programs. If moved to a different location, it could cause problems with those programs.

To just save space, it would be better to do what's in the yellow Tip box in the tutorial posted above to use a New Folder saved where you like, and included it on a library (ex: Documents library).

If you move anything that a program uses into the new folder, then be sure to change the settings in the program to use the new location as well.

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn
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23 Dec 2013   #5
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Hi Brink,

Thanks for reply - I'll follow your advice.

Paul
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23 Dec 2013   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome. Please let us know how it went.
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23 Dec 2013   #7
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24 Dec 2013   #8
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
You're welcome. Please let us know how it went.

Hi Brink,

Your solution worked perfectly.

In the future, when downloading a new program, will it automatically be backed up in Library or do I just follow the "include in library" step?
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24 Dec 2013   #9
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Great news.

Anything you save into a library will depend on what you set as that library's save folder to where it will actually be saved at by default.

Library - Set Save Folder
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24 Dec 2013   #10
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Hi Brink,

Don't mean to appear dense.

Does that mean if I download a new program, I install it in my default folder (separate hdd) and it will be automatically included in Library?

Thanks and HAPPY HOLIDAYS.

Paul
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