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Windows 7: Switching default drive


04 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 7 64 bits
 
 
Switching default drive

My Drive C is almost filled up, so I want to transfer some of the files from Drive C to Drive D, is there a way I can do that and not changing the File location in the Documents and Music folders?


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04 Jul 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sarangyunho View Post
My Drive C is almost filled up, so I want to transfer some of the files from Drive C to Drive D, is there a way I can do that and not changing the File location in the Documents and Music folders?
If you are talking about new programs, just put those directly on D. If you are talking about additional files for your Documents and Music folders, then you would need to put that folder over on D. You could just do a Copy and Paste of your Document file and that should take care of it.
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04 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

If you use the libraries (which I find to be a good idea, using them myself and loving them), you can just move that to the other drives and add the folders to the libraries. You will still be able to get to them as fast as you could before.
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04 Jul 2010   #4

Windows 7 64 bits
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sbrideau View Post
If you use the libraries (which I find to be a good idea, using them myself and loving them), you can just move that to the other drives and add the folders to the libraries. You will still be able to get to them as fast as you could before.

Sorry, but how would I move the library to the other drive??
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05 Jul 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP

 

Just move the folder to the other drive.

For example, I moved my Videos file to storage drive I: by browsing to it in C:, then dragging it over to the explorer tree at left and dropping it in I: This changes the default location.

Or you can start a new folder on the new drive, then rightlick to "Include in Library"
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