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Windows 7: User Folders - Change Default Location

29 Jul 2009   #209
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
User Folders - Change Default Location

How to Change the Default Location of User Folders in Windows 7 and Windows 8

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My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Mar 2012   #210
rovopio

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello kungfupanda,

To move the Desktop folder, you could use the tutorial below instead since this is for an existing user account.

User Profile - Change Default Location

However, if you move the profile to another drive, it will need to be included in any image backup as well.

If this is about space issues on your C: drive, then you might consider having what you want in folders on another drive, then include the folders in libraries of your choice.

Hope this helps,
Shawn


Hi Shawn,


umm... thank you for your answer... it really helps, since im going to do clean windows install...

however, there is one issue im still not clear yet...


so... if i only move to D the below folders

my documents
my pictures
my music
my videos

i can just use this user folders change tutorial... and the system will only be on C drive,


however.., i can't move desktop folder using this tutorial.

if i move desktop folders to D, then the D drive would become system drive...?
and i have to use User Profile - Change Default Location tutorial, and cannot use this tutorial to move desktop folders...?


did i get it right...?


If i did, is there a safe way to move desktop folder to D without moving the user profile/system with it...


thank you,,,,


Fajar


My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Mar 2012   #211
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Fajar,

Sorry. Since you wanted to do a clean install, then you would want to use the user profile move during installation tutorial to be able to move the entire user profile to D. This would be the only way to move Desktop to D.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Mar 2012   #212
rovopio

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Fajar,

Sorry. Since you wanted to do a clean install, then you would want to use the user profile move during installation tutorial to be able to move the entire user profile to D. This would be the only way to move Desktop to D.

i see... oh.... okay... that is the only way to move desktop to D. . Thank you for the answer.


sorry if i seem like dumb / repeating a question.....


my last question is,
Despite it being the only way to move desktop to D, if i move the desktop to D.... the cons is that, i have to image D too using macrium, since it's a system...?


Am i getting it right...?



If that so, i think i'd rather move my docs/video/musics/picts only using this user folders tutorial.

Also... I'd like to ask, from what i can infer from your posts on this thread and the user profile create move, it seems like, you sort of recommend to do the user profile move, than user folders move...


Is there any stuff I should be aware of, if i decide to use the user folders tutorial instead..?



thank you,


Fajar
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Mar 2012   #213
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Fajar,

Yep, if you move your user profile to D in order to also have your Desktop moved to D, then you would need to include D in a image backup since it's now part of Windows 7.


My personal recommendation is to create new folders on D for your docs/video/musics/picts etc..., then include the folders in the appropriate library instead. This way this is stored on D with you being able to view them all in the libraries. Plus, you do not have to include D in the image backup.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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14 Mar 2012   #214
rovopio

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Fajar,

Yep, if you move your user profile to D in order to also have your Desktop moved to D, then you would need to include D in a image backup since it's now part of Windows 7.


My personal recommendation is to create new folders on D for your docs/video/musics/picts etc..., then include the folders in the appropriate library instead. This way this is stored on D with you being able to view them all in the libraries. Plus, you do not have to include D in the image backup.

Hi Shawn, as always, thank you for the answer, advice, and being okay with the way i contact you >___<


will including folders in appropriate library makes it green color? how to make it green folder?





thank youuuu....
.

:beer:


ps: i contacted you the way i did because i wanna do it right the first time since im clean installing windows anw.


:cheers:
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Mar 2012   #215
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Fajar,

You're most welcome.

No, it will be a normal folder on D, but you would access that folder through your library instead though.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Mar 2012   #216
rovopio

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Fajar,

You're most welcome.

No, it will be a normal folder on D, but you would access that folder through your library instead though.

Dear brink.... thank you for your answer...


My last question is.... will moving my music folder to D partition have potential of creating a problem with iTunes...?


particularly the folder "automatically add to iTunes" that itunes created on installation...



thank youuuuuuuuu


:beer:
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Mar 2012   #217
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

If you create a new folder say "Music" on D and include it in the say Music library, then you are not moving any folders.

You would just need to check to make sure that iTunes is set to look in say the Music library for files to play though.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Mar 2012   #218
rovopio

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
If you create a new folder say "Music" on D and include it in the say Music library, then you are not moving any folders.

You would just need to check to make sure that iTunes is set to look in say the Music library for files to play though.

Brink...


thanks a lot.


glad you could help



hehe peace:
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Mar 2012   #219
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Fajar.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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