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Windows 7: Clean Install Pointing to User Data on another drive

05 Dec 2015   #1
Sxcd1

Windows 7 Pro 64Bit
 
 
Clean Install Pointing to User Data on another drive

I had previously moved my user data (my Document etc) to my F: drive. I'm doing a clean install on a new computer build and want to relink the user data and have future document etc go to the F: drive. Any pointers so I don't mess up my data on drive F:. Thanks.


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06 Dec 2015   #2
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sxcd1 View Post
I had previously moved my user data (my Document etc) to my F: drive. I'm doing a clean install on a new computer build and want to relink the user data and have future document etc go to the F: drive. Any pointers so I don't mess up my data on drive F:. Thanks.
Just follow this tutorial and you can keep your Documents on F: drive and your Library will reflect that.
Library - Set Save Folder
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06 Dec 2015   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Is your (F) partition on the same drive that you are going to do a Clean Install.

Remember that letters are partitions on a Drive and numbers are Drives that may or may not have more than one partitions.

Please complete this tutorial by Golden so we can take a look at what you have.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
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06 Dec 2015   #4
Sxcd1

Windows 7 Pro 64Bit
 
 

Thanks bigmck,
I just right clicked on each item in the library folder and changed the default location and deleted the C:\ locations.
Layback Bear-Boot drive is C: and data is on F:
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06 Dec 2015   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Okay let try it this way.

Do you have more than one hard drive or ssd in this computer?
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06 Dec 2015   #6
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sxcd1 View Post
Thanks bigmck,
I just right clicked on each item in the library folder and changed the default location and deleted the C:\ locations.
Layback Bear-Boot drive is C: and data is on F:
You really need to post your Disk Management as asked if you want the best answer.
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