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Windows 7: My Docs, My Music etc

06 Oct 2010   #1

Windos 7 Home Premium
My Docs, My Music etc

I have had to do a fresh installation due to the hd failing.

I now have a larger hd partitioned into 2, one (C:) for the OS and programs and the other (D:) for the data.

Is is possible and advisable to transfer all the directories such as "My Docs" and "My Music" from drive C; to drive D:?

If it is OK then how can I do it.

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06 Oct 2010   #2

Win7 Home Premium x64 W10Pro&Home

You don't actually have to move them, if you right clik on each of the libraries and select properties, you can add the folder location and set it as the save location...
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06 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

Right-click on the folders in question, go to "Properties" then the "Location" tab.

User Folders - Change Default Location
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06 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Why bother "moving" them anyway? I have folder created on my D drives called Documents, Photos, etc. I just put my content there, and leave the system files alone. This is why so many people end up with the "take ownership" issues later on down the road. The My Docs folders on my computers are empty, aside from what apps put there. I don't use them, and never saw a need/reason to redirect them.
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06 Oct 2010   #5

Commodore BASIC V2.0

You can find how to do this here (it's for Vista but work perfectly on 7 too).
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07 Oct 2010   #6

Windos 7 Home Premium

Thanks for all the help - greatly appreciated.
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