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Windows 7: User Folders - Change Default Location

08 Feb 2010   #60
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Churin,

I'm not sure.


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06 Mar 2010   #61
chal00d

Wondows 7 home premium
 
 

Hi Brink,

Great stepthrough, many thanks

After successfully moving the My documents folders to a larger partition, I have one issue remaining however...

My old user folder on the C: drive now contains separate Music, Pictures and Videos folders to the ones that I moved, which are also appearing.

When I try to access these (presumably empty) folders I'm getting "C:Users\Phil\Pictures is not accessible. Access is denied."

I don't need these, is there any problem with just deleting them?
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06 Mar 2010   #62
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Phil, and welcome to Seven Forums.

What does is say under the "Location" tab as the path in these folders' Properties page?

If you delete them, leave them in the Recycle Bin for now if it will let you and test to make sure the ones you moved still work first. If they do then it's safe to permanently delete them.
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07 Mar 2010   #63
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

And if you ever move them back from where they are now (assuming they still have a location tab) the system will automatically recreate the folders.
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08 Mar 2010   #64
chal00d

Wondows 7 home premium
 
 

Hi Brink (and whs),

Good question. There is no location tab for these files.

Under general tab its;
Type: file folder
location: C:\users\Phil
Size: 0 bytes
on disc: 0 bytes
Contains: 0 files, 0 folders

No problem deleting, and the relocated "My Docs" folders are still working fine. looks like the issue solved, great!

As a side note that might be of interest - when logging on today there was no issue with access to these empty folders.

Appreciate the help!
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08 Mar 2010   #65
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That's great news Chal00d. I'm happy to hear that it seemed to sort itself out for you.
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09 Mar 2010   #66
geob

10 Windows 7 Pro 32-bit
 
 

Thanks immensely for this tutorial. Worked perfectly. A couple of observations:

I knew that iTunes was picky about the location and moving of its files but there were no issues using this procedure to move iTunes (as subfolder in My Music) to a different partition. Brilliant!

A small command line tool for creating all the ...\User\username\folders at one swell foop. Assuming G: is drive letter for new partition and command window opened at C:\Users\{username}:
Code:
C:\Users\{username}>for /d %a in (*) do md g:\%a
George
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09 Mar 2010   #67
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome George.

Thank you for the tip. It's great for making copies of the user folders there only, but it will make moving them to that location easier with the new folders created using this.
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13 Mar 2010   #68
1GRN1

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

What is the shell command to change the location of public folders?
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13 Mar 2010   #69
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 1GRN1 View Post
What is the shell command to change the location of public folders?
If nothing else, you can move them from the location tab in properties - that is if you mean like public music, public pictures, etc.
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