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Windows 7: Partitioning assistance needed!

03 Feb 2011   #1
Bro

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 x64
 
 
Partitioning assistance needed!

Recently got a brand new ASUS P50IJ Notebook, and it's been working like a dream. Though I'm having an issue managing the partitioned drive. One is named OS (Drive C:) and is supposed to be for the OS and programs, from what I've gathered, and the other partition is named DATA (Drive D:) and was supposed to be the default space used for personal data and the like. The problem I've having is that drive D: is not the default saving space and before I knew it, drive C: is out of space. Is there any possible I can go about making drive D: the default partition for saving personal data (like anything in the 'Users' folders)?

Sorry in advance if I made my explanation a bit too convoluted. I will clarify if need be.

Please and thanks in advance as well!


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03 Feb 2011   #2
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

There are several methods for changing it, none of them seem to be too highly recommended though.
You can find more info on it a microsoft's social net.
Or just google move user folders.
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03 Feb 2011   #3
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You don't really need to edit or muck with the OS...just start saving things to the D drive, and move your data files over to that partition. Simple as that.

I always have a D drive, whether it be a partition on a single drive in a laptop, or a second physical drive in a tower. I store all of my personal files, documents, etc on the D drive. I don't edit anything in the OS, or make any wild config changes.
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03 Feb 2011   #4
Bro

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
You don't really need to edit or muck with the OS...just start saving things to the D drive, and move your data files over to that partition. Simple as that.

I always have a D drive, whether it be a partition on a single drive in a laptop, or a second physical drive in a tower. I store all of my personal files, documents, etc on the D drive. I don't edit anything in the OS, or make any wild config changes.
Thanks for the advice, DeaconFrost!

I will be doing so, but I was wondering if there is anything I can do to make shortcuts, like the one in the Start Menu to jump into the current user's folder, work by sending you to the folders in the different partition.
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03 Feb 2011   #5
Bro

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
There are several methods for changing it, none of them seem to be too highly recommended though.
You can find more info on it a microsoft's social net.
Or just google move user folders.
Thanks, Maguscreed!

I Googled what you suggested and the articles in the forums that appeared really helped a lot! :)
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03 Feb 2011   #6
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Don't save your data to the users folder. I haven't used the "My" folders since they were introduced in XP. I have folders on my D drive for Documents, Photos, Music, etc. If you really want, just create/adjust libraries to point to these folders.
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03 Feb 2011   #7
Bro

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Don't save your data to the users folder. I haven't used the "My" folders since they were introduced in XP. I have folders on my D drive for Documents, Photos, Music, etc. If you really want, just create/adjust libraries to point to these folders.
Yeah, I'll start doing the same now. Thanks a bunch for your advice! :)
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