change win 7 to use d drive for documents

November 29, 2011 at 06:01:44
Specs: Windows 7
I would like to change my documents,videos,pictures etc to be on my D drive. C drive only 50MB free while D drive has 334GB free. I have recovered Windows 7 64 bit and now want to download my docs ,pictures etc from backup. I would really appreciate help.

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#1
November 29, 2011 at 14:36:42
Just copy/paste your existing docs etc from C: to D: or from wherever they are at the moment. In future, when creating new files, make sure you save them to D:

However I note that you only have 50MB free on C: drive
This is nowhere near sufficient free space for a Windows 7 partition.
Very soon, Windows will become increasingly slow and you'll get constant "virtual memory low" errors. I suggest you move your virtual memory to the D: drive to avoid that.


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#2
November 30, 2011 at 13:53:05
Are they two actual drives or just two partitions?

Windows 7 has a facility to change partition size on one HDD.

It also has a facility to move the "Pictures" folder to another drive letter.

If you come back with the info we can give you the detail.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#3
November 30, 2011 at 15:02:02
You can also search the registry for My Documents and change the driver letter assocated with the registry key. You would of course make a My Documents folder on d: before you made the reg change.

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#4
November 30, 2011 at 15:20:56
MY Documents is one of Windows Special Folders. Well written applications will address this folder via a System variable set by the OS which points to the location of My Documents.

You can change the value of this system variable by selecting My Documents, Properties then Location. You then have the option the to type in the location you want to move My Documents to, click move and the new location will be changes. You will also get the option to move any Documents from the old location to the new.

Thereafter any applications looking for My Documents will go to the new location with having to change any Registry Settings, it is all done for you.

Stuart


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