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Is there a way to move the Win 7 Documents folder to a different drive letter?

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User Info: CC Ricers

CC Ricers
4 years ago#1
I have some things in Documents in the C drive where the OS is in, but the majority of my files are in D:/My Documents because it has much more space to put stuff in. I'd want to move the Documents folder that Windows recognizes to D:/ so that all its shortcuts point to there, including the sidebar in the Explorer and from the Start Menu.
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User Info: UberLurker

UberLurker
4 years ago#2
I'm thinking you could probably do this via a symbolic link:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753194.aspx

I do this with Minecraft to run it on a RAM disk and it works quite nicely.

EDIT:

Here's a more legitimate way of doing it that's officially supported by the OS:

http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/how-move-windows-7-personal-folders-my-documents-another-drive.htm

Apologies if my assumption that you're running 7 is incorrect.

User Info: Shub

Shub
4 years ago#3
UberLurker posted...
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/how-move-windows-7-personal-folders-my-documents-another-drive.htm


Yep, that's the way to do it.
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