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Windows 7: Can i set the "My Documents" path to another drive/drives during inst?

05 Oct 2011   #1
kragen

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Can i set the "My Documents" path to another drive/drives during inst?

Pretty much all said in the title, but I'll flesh it out here anyway.

Basically, am about to build a new system for a friend, Win 7 Ultimate x64, with a 120GB Corsair Force GT SSD for OS and programs, and two 1TB Seagate Baracuda 7200rpm drives in a mirrored array for data/documents.

What I would ideally like to do, is set Ll this up during installation so that opening My Documents automatically paths to the RAID array.

1) If this is possible, how do I do it?
2) If not, how do i make Windows permanently move the my docs path after installation?

Just in case it makes any differance, I will be installing from an upgrade disc, with Windows XP home disc for proof of upgrade.


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05 Oct 2011   #2
theog

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05 Oct 2011   #3
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

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16 Oct 2011   #4
kragen

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Just wanted to say thank you, I used the solution posted by kado and it worked like a charm. First I installed the OS to the ssd, which was the only visible drive, then, when in audit mode, I installed the raid drivers, and set up the system according to the tutorial.

Suffice to say I am now insanely jealous of my friends pc.
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16 Oct 2011   #5
kado897

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You are welcome kragen. Glad to have been of help.
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