OS and Data on separate drives

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  1. Posts : 29
    Windows 7 Pro 64 bit, Vista home premium 64 bit, XP Pro 32 bit
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       #31

    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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    [IMG]file:///C:/Users/Mikey/AppData/Local/Temp/moz-screenshot.png[/IMG]
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  2. Posts : 28,576
    Windows 10 Pro x64 [Latest Release Preview]
       #32

    Bd,

    when looking for the Desktop folder on c: make sure you have hidden files and protected system files visible
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  3. Posts : 45
    Windows 7 Professional 64Bit
       #33

    bluedragon said:
    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...
    Last edited by Nahtimu; 27 Aug 2010 at 02:53. Reason: grammar
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  4. Posts : 560
    WIN10
       #34

    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
    Last edited by eldinv; 28 Aug 2010 at 12:47.
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  5. Posts : 29
    Windows 7 Pro 64 bit, Vista home premium 64 bit, XP Pro 32 bit
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       #35

    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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  6. Posts : 22,814
    W 7 64-bit Ultimate
       #36

    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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  7. Posts : 560
    WIN10
       #37

    (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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  8. Posts : 29
    Windows 7 Pro 64 bit, Vista home premium 64 bit, XP Pro 32 bit
    Thread Starter
       #38

    Gentlemen, success!! I was able to move the folders. Thanks, much for you patience.
    Regards, BD.
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  9. Posts : 560
    WIN10
       #39

    No problem!!! Good job!
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  10. Posts : 22,814
    W 7 64-bit Ultimate
       #40

    Hello again BD.





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