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

10 Jan 2011   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit


I created folders called "Documents," "Pictures," "Videos," and "Music" in my D: partition. Then I went to each of the counterparts in C:\Users\RVM and changed their locations to the appropriate folders. This produced folders in my C:\Users\RVM called "Docu..." etc which I did not have any form of access to.

And no, the restore option didn't work.

Bloody hell I'm terrible at this.


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10 Jan 2011   #12

64-bit Windows 10 Pro


Give the restore a day or two. I have had people report back the next day that everything suddenly restored itself later. I'm not sure why it takes a bit sometimes, but it does.

If it doesn't for you, then you could create a new user account, copy anything over from the user folders that you may need into the new user account, then delete the old user account while logged in the new one.
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10 Jan 2011   #13

Windows 7 x64 Professional

RVM, I did something similar to what you are doing. Created new "My ..." folders in a new partition and changed all links so that the new folders automatically became the default folders and it worked fine. I left all the original folders as they were, just didn't use them anymore. I really don't know why it isn't working for you. Is it perhaps a permissions issue?
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