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Windows 7: Question regarding changing default location of Music and video files

02 Jan 2014   #11
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
Yes, you can change the Location of certain user folders (Properties->Location Tab)
See: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/18629-user-folders-change-default-location.html

Yes, Libraries reference many folders, so you can simply make a new folder for your items (can be any type... not just docs,pics, mux,vids), add that to teh coresponding Library, and make it the default save location in the Library.

Often older applications do not take into account the Library default save location and default to the My folders. It is a minor note.

I think the reference to Library folder on D might have added some confusion. Either way (moving the My folder location or adding folders on D) works.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Topjack View Post
..... Lets say I go into D: and create a folder named Library. and then go into C: user, locate the folder for music and video right click each and change default location to D: Library.
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Nar, I just recommended to use libraries that way instead since moving user folders could cause issues, and using libraries that way would be easier and trouble free.


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02 Jan 2014   #12
whs
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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Agree, I ran into several problems when moving the default location. Besides, I like to have my user folders and the system/program generated folders clearly seperated - especially in Documents you always get a lot of generated folders in the default location.
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