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Windows 7: Is moving My Documents safe?

16 Dec 2010   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)

Wow...I'm not even going to try...what a mess. All I'll say is DeaconFrost is correct.

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17 Dec 2010   #12

Windows 7 Pro

Ok thanks for all the help. I think I solved it by moving the location in the properties menu and modifying the security permissions.

One last thing, I assume the security permissions only apply to Windows then, so for example if I mounted the drive in Ubuntu I could view all the folders and files no matter what the Windows permissions where. Is that correct?
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28 Jun 2012   #13

Windows 7 Professional

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Everything I'm reading says that when you redirect the folder properly, the permissions go along with it.
Where did you read this? When I move the files, they inherit properties from new drive.
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02 Jul 2012   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cluent View Post
Where did you read this? When I move the files, they inherit properties from new drive.
On here, when people insist on making this far more complicated, rather than just changing where their libraries point. I've never done it myself, as there's no reason for me to do so.
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02 Jul 2012   #15
Microsoft MVP


From what I've seen lately we've mostly stopped advising to Move user shell folders after various issues with imaging and permissioning kept coming up.

I would simply copy them to the new location, then rightclick to add to the related Library - Include a Folder - Windows 7 Forums.
Then delete the contents of the C user folder you've copied and relinked. You will need to reset permissions on the folder since it is no longer the Shell folder abandoned on C but a satellite copy.
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