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Windows 7: data onto D drive ?

03 Dec 2012   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

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thanks everyone for ideas ...

There is nothing written in stone that says you have to save anything to the C drive. Even though MS has set up Windows to default to saving everything to C.
how do I set it up to save to another place / drive ?
Several ways have been posted above. You can create folders on your data drive named documents, pictures, music and such, right click them and select include in library then select which library you want them in. They will appear when you open your documents, pictures or music folders on the C drive. You can give them whatever name suits you and include them in whatever library folder you like. Or, you can use the tutorial I posted in post #5. Some people do it both ways. There are pros and cons of each way. Although some say it can cause problems, I go by the tutorial and actually move mine. I've been doing that for several years without a problem. It is really a matter of how you would like them done. Either way is quite simple.
I will have to get in there and start doing stuff to see where it goes
thanks for your help

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