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Windows 7: data drive help and understanding

24 Nov 2010   #1
rockybee

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data drive help and understanding

Ok, so i resolved a few issues with that easy tranfser blasted thing.

I backed up all my data from the old computer to the external hard drive.

Now that it is there, how do i save data to the d drive. Things like music and pics and documents.

My c drive is labeled OS and that is where i am putting the programs into. I assume the data goes into the data drive. How do i get it from the external drive to the d drive?

I attached an image of my drive configerations...hope it helps
Please keep it simple, I am a newbie at windows 7 and was an xp user up until yesterday




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24 Nov 2010   #2
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

To simply transfer it over, on your new computer go to easy transfer and follow the instructions. the first window will be external hard drive, next tell it this is your new computer, then show it the file you transfered from the old computer it will transfer it back over. Hope this answers your question.
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24 Nov 2010   #3
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Did you use the easy transfer on your old computer. If not disregard my last post.
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24 Nov 2010   #4
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

it sounds as if you need to change the default location of user folders.

go for option 2 in the tutorial.
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24 Nov 2010   #5
rockybee

windows 7 premium
 
 

ok, I tried this option 2. However, it will not give me the option to move the file. Those options do not exist on the location tab.
when i typed shell:userfilesfolders, nothing happened either.

in my library I have two picture folders


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24 Nov 2010   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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25 Nov 2010   #7
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rockybee View Post
ok, I tried this option 2. However, it will not give me the option to move the file. Those options do not exist on the location tab.
when i typed shell:userfilesfolders, nothing happened either.

in my library I have two picture folders
you have to type shell:userfilesfolders into the start-menu searchbox, then hit enter.

you should then see a bunch of folders, including my pictures, my documents etc.

right-click on these, and use the location tab to change the location of current and future stored documents.
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25 Nov 2010   #8
rockybee

windows 7 premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rockybee View Post
ok, I tried this option 2. However, it will not give me the option to move the file. Those options do not exist on the location tab.
when i typed shell:userfilesfolders, nothing happened either.

in my library I have two picture folders
you have to type shell:userfilesfolders into the start-menu searchbox, then hit enter.

you should then see a bunch of folders, including my pictures, my documents etc.

right-click on these, and use the location tab to change the location of current and future stored documents.
I did that again and nothing happend. I get search not found
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26 Nov 2010   #9
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

ah very sorry - spelling mistake

it should be shell:usersfilesfolder

's' on the end of 'user' and not 'folder'.

please try again - it should work now.

oops
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06 Dec 2010   #10
rockybee

windows 7 premium
 
 

Thank you!
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