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Windows 7: An Old School Geek’s approach to Installing & Setting Up a Windows PC


01 Jun 2013   #61

Win7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the further tutorial, Kari - I'll check it out.

Wanted to touch base with you on the other data partitions (Audio, etc) - you said you make a root level folder and tie that back to the Library. So, the Audio library points to I:\Audio (for example), correct? You're not just tying the drive itself to the Library location?

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01 Jun 2013   #62

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Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mneal View Post
So, the Audio library points to I:\Audio (for example), correct? You're not just tying the drive itself to the Library location?
Yes and no .

My Music library includes the default Music folder in my user profile folder, public music folder and then the root level folder Music on drive G: (on this computer I am using now, not the same the screenshots come from in my original post) which in my case is the main music container. Adding the drive G: itself would also include other root level folders on G: I do not want to be added in Music library like Audio books, Recorded calls (don't ask!) and so on.

Default save location is G:\Music. The Music folder then contains subfolders for artists and composers.

Another example about my system is the Video drive I: which has root level folders like Movies, Recorded TV, Own videos and so on. Folders I:\Movies and I:\Recorded TV are included in Videos library whereas the folder I:\Own videos belongs to another library.

My way don't have to be the correct way but for me it works remarkable well to create a root level hierarchy, main folders, and include only them in libraries. For my purposes I for instance like the idea of having all audio files on one drive, a main folder for each audio type (Music, Books, Calls etc.) and then store my data under these main folders and include them to respective libraries. Including the drive itself would be too general, including all subfolders unnecessary.
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01 Jun 2013   #63

Win7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Your attachment didn't load, but I think we're on the same sheet of music , to wit: Link a folder back to the Library instead of the root of the drive.
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01 Jun 2013   #64

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Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Yes. I edited my post adding something, you might want to read the last newly added paragraph.
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01 Jun 2013   #65

Win7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I did read the expansion, thanks for pointing it out - do you set the root level folder as the default download location for the library, or use the drive root and drill down to the appropriate folder from there?
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01 Jun 2013   #66

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

As we have been talking of the Music library as an example, I have for instance both default save location and default public save location set to the main music container, in this computer the G:\Music. The library is shared without restrictions so I have no need for separate Public Music folder. I need Public user folders only in Documents and Work libraries as I do not want to share every document so only the folder Public Documents is shared, the rest not, and respectively default public save location is set to Public Documents.

When saving music (or anything else) this default save location is only a convenient starting point as I need in any case browse down to real target folder so I usually end up saving nothing on root of the music container. I want the 1993 The Best of Joe Cocker CD saved under G:\Music\Joe Cocker, not under G:\Music.
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28 Aug 2013   #67

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Windows Updates

Kari can I do the windows updates before moving the Users profiles to another drive?
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28 Aug 2013   #68
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hwky View Post
Kari can I do the windows updates before moving the Users profiles to another drive?
Welcome to Seven Forums Hwky.
Yes you may do it that way.
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24 Sep 2013   #69

XP/7x32-x64/8x64
 
 

Thanks "Kari" (from a dinosaur) for this tutorial.
I am semi-retired (I still enjoy paid work for the readie$)
"IT" is not my strength, but I am learning.
This tute is definitely bookmarked for when I get my daughter's Dell up/downgraded from Win8 to Windows 7.
Thank you
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25 Sep 2013   #70

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Thanks GrayGhost2. Do not hesitate to come back with your questions if you have any trouble when setting up your daughter's Dell .
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