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Windows 7: Moving "My ..." Folders to Different Partition


09 Jan 2011   #1
rvm

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 
Moving "My ..." Folders to Different Partition

Hello,

I have been trying to set up my notebook with two separate partitions: one used for the OS, programs, and drivers; the other used for my documents, music, etc. In order to move the "My Music" folder -- and its brethren the "My Documents," "My Pictures," and "My Videos," -- I have gone to C:\User\RVM, or Start -> RVM. There, I right click on the folders I want to move, and I select the "location" tab. I have changed the location of "My Documents" to D:\Documents. This succeeded.

However, when I try and move "My Music," I am able to get the new location going, but a folder appears in my RVM library titled "Music" that I do not have any access to. That is, when I try and open it I am chided with "C:\Users\RVM\Music is not accessible. Access is denied." Likewise, when I try and delete it.

I have not gone on to move the other folders in order not to complicate the issue.

Thus I have two questions:

1) How do I get rid of this squatting, unwelcome, unsightly folder, and
2) How do I move my media folders such that I do not produce any of the folders as in 1.

Thanks,

RVM


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09 Jan 2011   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

1. This RVM music folder you probably got from listening to RVM - e.g. on MySpace. Or if you made some "automatic" settings in WMP. Try to delete it after you took ownership: Take Ownership Shortcut

2. Moving with the location tab is no problem. Just make sure you move them to predefined folders (one new folder for each folder - names do not matter, will change anyhow) in your new data partition and NOT to the partition itself - that creates a mess.
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09 Jan 2011   #3
rvm

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Thanks for the reply, however:

1) The additional "Music" folder was made when I changed the location from C:\Users\RVM\Music to D:\Music. I just reformatted the machine, so I have not listened to any music whatsoever. Neither have I opened WMP or any other MP.

2) The "Take Ownership" shortcut allowed me to delete only one of the now several redundant folders. The other two -- "Videos," and "Pictures," -- will not delete and still show me the "Access Denied" scolding.

I wonder if I should just stick with the Win7 that hp packaged with my machine in the form of a bloody "recovery disk," along with all its crapware. This is proving too bothersome.

Thanks,

RVM
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09 Jan 2011   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello RVM, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It sounds like the user folders may not have been properly moved to the new location. If so, use OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to restore the default locations first to start fresh.

User Folders - Restore Default Location

Afterwards, try the method in the tutorial below to move them to see if you still have the same issue.

User Profile - Change Default Location

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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09 Jan 2011   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello RVM, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It sounds like the user folders may not have been properly moved to the new location. If so, use OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to restore the default locations first to start fresh.

User Folders - Restore Default Location

Afterwards, try the method in the tutorial below to move them to see if you still have the same issue.

User Profile - Change Default Location

Hope this helps,
Shawn
LOL - I was just looking for the tutorial when my IE froze and I had to restart the system. Even the task manager could not stop the IE.

His problem is that he moved the folders directly to the partition and not to predefined folders in the partition.
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09 Jan 2011   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

LOL, that's just what I was thinking as well WHS. Restoring the defaults and trying again should be able to fix it up.
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09 Jan 2011   #7
rvm

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Hi.

That is not the problem. I have made sure not to point the folder to the partitio, but instead to a folder on the partition.

Also, Shawn, the steps on the posts you found have had no effect. I wonder if you have any other suggestions.

Thanks guys,

RVM
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09 Jan 2011   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

If you did all of OPTION TWO in the restore one, then sometimes you may need to restart more than once for the changes to be applied.
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09 Jan 2011   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

OK sorry. Then I misread this line:

Quote:
I have changed the location of "My Documents" to D:\Documents
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10 Jan 2011   #10
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
OK sorry. Then I misread this line:

Quote:
I have changed the location of "My Documents" to D:\Documents
RVM,

I agree with how WHS read it. Usually you get the exact problem that you described if you did not create a "new folder" (ex: D:\Documents) first to use to move the user folder to and take over.

Was this what you did when you moved them?

User Profile - Change Default Location
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