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After Partitioning, Do you move My Documents or what?


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Stupid question I know...I tried moving it to the partition where I want to store all my data apart from my OS and programs, but of course it won't move it. So do you just create a new My Documents folder on the new partition and move all your subfolders in there? What's the best way to do it to have your data on one partition and your programs on another? Thx for the help!

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Yes, the easist way is to make a "My Documents" folder on the drive you want and just cut and paste everything from the "C" my documents to the new folder. I even install programs on my "D" drive instead of the "C" drive. XP will see them and let them work like normal. I have had some problems with some programs (Pinnacle comes to mind) that will not install on a different drive. Those i let install where they want to.

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No, the easiest way is to RIGHT CLICK on MY DOCUMENTS, choose PROPERTIES, and choose MOVE

My DOCUMENTS is a special kind of folder than behaves differently than others...the desktop and shortcut links are actually shell objects and behave differently
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Aaaaahhhh, I knew that it was special and had some different behavior, that's why I couldn't just drag it to move it and all that. So if I go that route and choose move from the properties dialog, I imagine it will update links and all that right? So I won't have anything still referring to the My Docs in the old location.
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that's the way it is supposed to work
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K, so to make sure I do it right, should I go into Documents and Settings and move the whole folder for each logon, or just got to each logon's documents folder, ie. Shared Documents, Joe's Documents, etc. and just move those. I'm thinking just move the documents folders.
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Umm, I'm not getting a move feature in Properties when I right click. You sure it's in there? I've got a General tab and a Sharing tab which gives me the options to share it on the network, not move it. Am I missing something?

EDIT: Found it, I was looking at the Documents folders at the bottom of the file tree. Thx for the help!

Edited by jabulani_jonny, 19 January 2006 - 09:27 PM.

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