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Windows 7: Changing default location for music, pictures etc

29 Mar 2010   #1
bjproc

Win 7 Pro 32bit
 
 
Changing default location for music, pictures etc

i've just had to reinstall windows again (not sure what happened, dam holidays!!) so i've just partitioned my C drive into to 2 partitions, C & D.

what i'd like to do is whan i click on the start menu, then music tab/button, it'll go to my D drive where i'll store my music etc

this should save me having to back them up/transfer over to another HDD


cheers


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29 Mar 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hello,

See this tutorial: User Folders - Change Default Location

Hope this helps,

~JK
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29 Mar 2010   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Just a word of warning: Make sure you move it to a folder on D - not to the D partition (that will get you into a mess). I ususally define Music, Documents, Pictures folders, etc. on D (or whatever partition I use) before I start. After you moved as per the instructions that Jonathan linked, the folders will be renamed to My Music, My document, etc.
And remember, you can only move folders that have a Location tab in Properties. And you cannot move libraries.
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29 Mar 2010   #4
bjproc

Win 7 Pro 32bit
 
 

Thanks JK, that explains it all



next wee question, where can i get the default folder icons, as i've messed up the my music one
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29 Mar 2010   #5
bjproc

Win 7 Pro 32bit
 
 

ok, what i did first was, right clicked all the folders in users (name), copied and pasted in my D drive (no files have been put in these folders, only the standard samples)

then used the way JK's link said to link them over
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29 Mar 2010   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You obviously cannot copy/paste them. That would not change the path. If you like to watch a video tutorial about the whole procedure, I had made this one for the purpose: Data Partition
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29 Mar 2010   #7
bjproc

Win 7 Pro 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
You obviously cannot copy/paste them. That would not change the path. If you like to watch a video tutorial about the whole procedure, I had made this one for the purpose: Data Partition
i did copy & paste them (really just did that to make the folders), but then i used the move location method from JK's post, to the location on my D drive
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29 Mar 2010   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

OK, understand. A little unusual way to define folders, but any method that works is good.
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29 Mar 2010   #9
bjproc

Win 7 Pro 32bit
 
 

thanks whs for your time, good video you have there.

also to JK

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29 Mar 2010   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

No problem. We'll do anything for our Scottish friends.
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