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Windows 7: Want to transfer from USB drive so it is the default

14 Jan 2011   #1
Dakka4u

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Want to transfer from USB drive so it is the default

Hello,

> I have a USB drive (G) on my Windows 7 computer that is listed as G: Mary References
> I have Microsoft Word on my Windows 7 computer
> When I open Microsoft Word and click open, the default C: My Documents comes up so that I can open the program up and select from files (there are none in there presently)
> Is there a way to transfer the files on my USB drive G: Mary References to the C: drive on my computer, so that when I open Word, the items come up to select from rather than the empty My Documents?
> I do not want the USB drive on the computer, but only want to transfer these files so I can select from those contents when I open Microsoft Word.

Help please.


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14 Jan 2011   #2
Imperfect1

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dakka4u View Post
Hello,

> I have a USB drive (G) on my Windows 7 computer that is listed as G: Mary References
> I have Microsoft Word on my Windows 7 computer
> When I open Microsoft Word and click open, the default C: My Documents comes up so that I can open the program up and select from files (there are none in there presently)
> Is there a way to transfer the files on my USB drive G: Mary References to the C: drive on my computer, so that when I open Word, the items come up to select from rather than the empty My Documents?
> I do not want the USB drive on the computer, but only want to transfer these files so I can select from those contents when I open Microsoft Word.

Help please.
Hi Dakka4u, and welcome to the forum. I believe you can simply go into Windows Explorer, open your USB drive to the files/folders you want to transfer, and either: 1. Cut and Paste them into My Documents on the C:\ drive, or 2. if you wish to retain them on the USB drive as well as have them in My Documents, then Copy and Paste them - so they will be available (as a backup) in the 2nd location. You can remove the USB drive from the computer at any time after the files/folders are transferred.

Does this answer your question?
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14 Jan 2011   #3
Dakka4u

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Hi,

I will give that a try and get back to you. Thanks.
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14 Jan 2011   #4
Dakka4u

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Thank you very much, worked like a charm.
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14 Jan 2011   #5
Imperfect1

 
 

So glad to hear that. Always nice to have an easy, successful solution!
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14 Jan 2011   #6
Kari

 

Which version of Word do you have? For instance in Word 2010 you can change the default file / save location from File menu > Options to always look for files and save in your USB drive:

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Kari


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