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Windows 7: OS and Data on separate drives

27 Aug 2010   #31
bluedragon

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit, Vista home premium 64 bit, XP Pro 32 bit
 
 

Eldinv: No luck, I screwed something up. I was able to transfer the My docs folder from C: to F:, but then I couldn't find the desktop folder and tried to create one in C: first, and the it went down hill from there. Here is a screen shot of the error message i got, I think i should restore to earlier time and start over. Also, I used back slash i.e. Fragon1\Users\ etc. vice your post using forward slash/. Don't think that's the problem though??[IMG]file:///C:/Users/Mikey/AppData/Local/Temp/moz-screenshot-1.png[/IMG]
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27 Aug 2010   #32
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

Bd,

when looking for the Desktop folder on c: make sure you have hidden files and protected system files visible
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27 Aug 2010   #33
Nahtimu

Windows 7 Professional 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bluedragon View Post
For Nahtimu, you said, "you may have to configure settings of other misc apps to point to your data drive / folders" can you be more specific.
Sorry but people assume that i know how to just zoom around within the OS!!
Regards, BD
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Hi BD,

Sorry mate, what I meant is: You want all your data information stored on your data drive/disk (i.e. not the OS drive)...
You may have say a photo enhancing application and you want to save the files to your 'data drive'. Most applications have the option to set the default output or read folder - it is in that section you'd want to set the default folders to point to your data drive. This way when you are in that application, and you click Open, it will open the folders on your data drive. If you click Save it will save it on your data drive, etc.

Gee I hope I haven't confused matters further... Scrub all this if I have

Cheers...
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27 Aug 2010   #34
eldinv

DOS^
 
 

So you were able to do all the other folders like Pictures, Music, My Documents, My Videos, except the desktop folder.

It might be because that folder should be set in the root section of that partition. Try creating that Desktop folder in the following path:

K:\Desktop or K:Users\Desktop
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28 Aug 2010   #35
bluedragon

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit, Vista home premium 64 bit, XP Pro 32 bit
 
 

Nahtimu, I think i understand. For example, i install MS Word and during the install it asks me which drive to install on i.e. C:, then i have to configure MS Word to save the data it generates to my other drive, right? What i don't know is how to make MS Word save that data (documents) to the other drive.?? Actually, i think documents go directly to the default My Documents folder. But not sure how to get my misc apps to do that.
For eldinv, I just reinstalled the OS, and formatted the 2nd Hdrive, so that i have a clean drive to move the folders too. I am thinking to try the tutorial that Brink layed out, but there are two options and reading through the comments in Option 1, there seem to be some problems!!. What i really need is one simple option. Your solution seems the simplest to implement, but my question is what path should i take to get to the folders location (1)If i go to start, then on the right is my user name, clicking on that then opens a box with the user folders. Or (2)should i go to my computer then C:drive, then user name. then the folders. Once i get to the folders i then change the folder location to my other drive. yes/no/maybe??Also, i tried to send you a private message but you have receipt turned off. Regards, BD
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28 Aug 2010   #36
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello again.





There is this tutorial at the link below to set the default save location for MS Office.


MS Office Word : Set Default Save Location
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28 Aug 2010   #37
eldinv

DOS^
 
 

Quote:
(1)If i go to start, then on the right is my user name, clicking on that then opens a box with the user folders. Or (2)should i go to my computer then C:drive, then user name. then the folders. Once i get to the folders i then change the folder location to my other drive. yes/no/maybe??Also, i tried to send you a private message but you have receipt turned off. Regards, BD
Go to My Computer> C:\> Username> Folders. Right click each folder go to location tab and set new path as already directed.
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29 Aug 2010   #38
bluedragon

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit, Vista home premium 64 bit, XP Pro 32 bit
 
 

Gentlemen, success!! I was able to move the folders. Thanks, much for you patience.
Regards, BD.
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29 Aug 2010   #39
eldinv

DOS^
 
 

No problem!!! Good job!
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29 Aug 2010   #40
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello again BD.





Glad to see you got it working and thanks for the update.
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