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Windows 7: Fresh Win7 Pro Install-Saving All Data In Shared Partion-(Not C Drive)

15 Feb 2015   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
Fresh Win7 Pro Install-Saving All Data In Shared Partion-(Not C Drive)

I have a laptop with a fresh install of Win7 Pro 64bit dual booting with Ubuntu (also a fresh install). I have a a shared data partition that I would like to send all of my documents,music,videos,etc. to by default. My shared data partition is formatted NTFS. This is my first dual boot attempt and I have never had a separate shared data partition. Is there a way to set Win7 to use the shared data drive to save my data?
I have no data saved so there are no files to transfer yet. I was hoping to set a place before moving data from my old XP desktop via a portable HDD. I will be moving my old data only, no system or OS settings.
Any help is appreciated! So far both OS's seem to be working well in their OS partitions. Below is a little more information if it helps. Thanks again.

OS: Win7 Pro 64bit / Ubuntu 64bit 14.04.1
Partition Information: Win7 Pro & Shared Data are NTFS format
Ubuntu is formatted EXT4
Partition Sizes: 256GB Win7 Pro & 200GB Ubuntu & 400GB Shared Data Partiition (the rest is Windows
recovery partition and Ubuntu swap partition. 1TB HDD 5400RPM WD
Additional Software: (not installed yet) Microsoft Office 2013 Professional
Browser: Firefox
Antivirus: (installed) Norton Security

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15 Feb 2015   #2
Microsoft MVP


You can link the data folders to the related Library - Include a Folder - Windows 7 Forums
and then set that folder as the save location if you want: Library - Set Save Folder - Windows 7 Help Forums

Another method you can try is to move User folders (Documents, Music, etc) to the data partition as shown in User Folders - Change Default Location.
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16 Feb 2015   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

Thank you Gregrocker,
I will see how that works. I appreciate the help.
Regards, Dandj112
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