Solved Question about partitioning my HDD

May 6, 2012 at 11:17:32
Specs: Windows 7
I just set up my new HDD. I used a system restore to reinstall Win7 and I installed Office. I partitioned my HDD in order to separate my OS and my other data. My question is; how do I go about moving my documents, pictures, videos, etc. folders to my new B drive? I tried to change the properties for each folder but It would keep giving me an error. I also tried moving my users folder but of course I received a "file is in use" error. What do I do now?

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#1
May 6, 2012 at 12:16:26
I doubt there was any need for this.

Just put back to the way it was originally and leave it like that.

Hang up and live.


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#2
May 6, 2012 at 13:20:15
"how do I go about moving my documents, pictures, videos, etc. folders to my new B drive?"

Using the Download folder as an example:

Go to C:\Users\your user name & right click on the Download folder. Click Properties, click the Location tab...you should be able to figure out the rest from there


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#3
May 6, 2012 at 20:43:40
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I hope you did not force the new hard drive to use a drive letter B. Unless there has been a recent change form Microsoft policy Dive letters A&B are reserved for Floppy Drives (even though better than 95% of users no longer install a floppy drive). I hope that this does not cause you problems.
I typically just move the 'Documents' folder to the new drive and put back a Shortcut to Documents Folder also named 'Documents' in the exact place the old folder was and another one in the desktop. You can repeat this for any existing folder and on any new ones you just need a desktop shortcut. This way you do not need to open the drive and look for the folder and any automatic saves to the Documents, Pictures, or other folders will go to the right places.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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