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Windows 7: Moved My Documents to new hard drive, but now have 3 versions listed.

03 Jun 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Moved My Documents to new hard drive, but now have 3 versions listed.

Hello, I recently bought a new hard drive with the intention of moving "My Documents" etc over to it. I thought that if I moved these folders to a new drive then I would regain the space on my original drive, but that has not happened.

I followed a tutorial on this forum, I think it was by Brink, where I created a new folder on the new drive and then used the Location tab to move everything.

However, now that everything has been moved, under "Documents" in the "Libraries" section I have 2 versions of "My Documents" listed, as well as the version on the new drive.

These appear to be linked, in that deleting a file in the new drive will delete the same file in the other listings.

Is this listing in the libraries just a link to the new drive that cannot be removed?

Any advice welcomed.

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03 Jun 2014   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello adm, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You should be able to just remove any invalid My Documents folders from the Documents library By default, you should have one from "C:\Users\Public\Documents" and one from your new "C:\Users\(user-name)\Documents" location.

Library - Remove a Included Folder

Hope this helps,
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 Moved My Documents to new hard drive, but now have 3 versions listed.

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