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Solved How to move My Pictures from C drive to D?

September 7, 2011 at 02:44:15
Specs: Windows XP Home Premium SP3

My Asus netbook running Windows XP has a small solid disk drive and the C partition is nearly full. How do I move the My Pictures directory from the C partition to D? (Programs are already on the D partition.)

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September 7, 2011 at 14:16:39

TweakUI will do it. If you run TweakUI and got to Desktop > Specail Folders you will get a pull down menu of all the special folders. You will see the current folder underneath. Select change location and point it to the new location of drive D:. It does work. It is one of the first things I do whenever I install Windows XP, either my own or someone else's.

Aftger making all these changes you do need to re-boot for them to take effect.

Stuart



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September 7, 2011 at 05:34:48

Why not mode the whole of My Document and My Pictures and My everything else will go with it.

From Windows Explorer right click My Documents > Properties. Type in the path of the My Documents on D: and click Move. Doing it this way changes the Internal link so D:\My Documents becomes the default instead of C:\My Documents.

Stuart


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September 7, 2011 at 08:22:58

Thank you StuartS for your suggestion.

My Documents was already in D: (I can't remember when or how I achieved that - it was some time ago). The properties of My Pictures shows it to be in C: and does not have the option of "Move" or of amending the target location.


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September 7, 2011 at 09:32:05

In that case move the My Pictures folder to My Document just like any other folder then use TweaukUI to change the default from drive c: to drive D:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/...

Stuart


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#4
September 7, 2011 at 10:10:56

If My Documents is on the D: partition & you're installing all your programs to D:, why is the C: partition filling up?

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September 7, 2011 at 12:04:13

Thank you StuartS. I've tried several times to do what you suggest and the nearest I've got to what I want is to have My Pictures as a directory in My Computer > D: and have deleted the old My Pictures from Desktop (C:). So the good news is my C drive now has more free space.

However I can't get My Pictures to locate under Desktop i.e. on a par with My Documents (target = D:\Documents and Settings) - by that I mean when viewing the Windows Explorer folders pane. I've tried using Tweak UI and also by moving and copying / pasting directories. I guess what I want just isn't possible in Windows XP.


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#6
September 7, 2011 at 12:06:07

Rider, it was because My Pictures was on Desktop which I hadn't realised was n the C drive.

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September 7, 2011 at 14:16:39
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TweakUI will do it. If you run TweakUI and got to Desktop > Specail Folders you will get a pull down menu of all the special folders. You will see the current folder underneath. Select change location and point it to the new location of drive D:. It does work. It is one of the first things I do whenever I install Windows XP, either my own or someone else's.

Aftger making all these changes you do need to re-boot for them to take effect.

Stuart


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September 8, 2011 at 00:42:49

Problem solved!

In my Tweak UI listing, the only item in Desktop is First Icon; Special Folders is in My Computer.

Through Tweak UI I relocated Desktop to D: I then created a new directory for My Pictures in Desktop and via Tweak UI relocated the Special Folder My Pictures to it. And, after rebooting, all is now exactly as I want it.

Many thanks, Stuart, for your patience in guiding me. I'm sure others will be interested in this solution.


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