I too wanted to move my "public" folders to a new hard drive (E
on my main PC so that I have room to store all that data from my 3 PC and have room to grow. I have 3 PCs on my "workgroup" network at home and I want to move all of My Docs, My Videos, etc. into public folders on this new drive so all 3 of my PCs can see & use them.
I've been searching thru forums all day and decided to go with your suggestion to not move
the "public" folders, but instead move my "user" folders to the new drive. I did that, and now I am trying to create a shortcut (as you suggested) from the "public" folder to the new "user" folder on the new drive. The problem is, I cannot access the data from my other PCs (when I go to thru the "network" link, then "public"). I assume it's because my new users folders are not a public, shareable format?
My goal is to have a single, public "My Docs" folder & single, public "My Videos" folder, etc. that all 3 PCs use, and have that data reside on my new, big hard drive in my main PC. Is that not possible?