Why is partition a media folder?

January 15, 2011 at 05:38:56
Specs: Windows XP SP3, AMD Athlonx2 3000+/4GB
I recently reinstalled WinXP because it was getting messy as it does.
Everything was fine (sadly I missed the first base OS back up :(
When I formated the second part of my 300GB HDD, it became a media folder.

Like if you make a new folder on your desktop and goto
The top portion of that tab is "What kind of folder do you want?
w/ options:
Photo Album
" Artist
" Album

The new partitions root directory is set to video. How do we change this on a partition?
When I goto properties there is not a customize tab. And I have nodea what to begin looking for in the registry.

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January 15, 2011 at 07:27:32
Look in Disk management to see how the second partition is listed there and post here.

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January 15, 2011 at 07:32:38
Data (D:) Partition Basic NTFS 98.09/80.27 free% No fault, no overhead
not marked system or active.
anything else?

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January 15, 2011 at 07:46:52
The fact that almost 18GB is in use indicates that either the folder in question has that much data in it or there are hidden files on the partition. When you check the properties of the folder if the capacity matches the difference in the two numbers above you can just select all and copy/ paste to the root of the partition. Then, after verifying all the files copied correctly delete the contents of the folder and then delete it.

Sounds like someone moved a folder to that partition.

You should use folders to store the files on that partition. Storing to the root directory is not really the best practice. So, you could make a single folder with sub-folders or multiple folders to hold the copied files.

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January 15, 2011 at 08:14:03
it has 4 folders (minus the recycler and System Volume Information), and no other files in the root.
And yes, size matches.
But is there no way to change it without having to move everything from and back to?
(not that I cant, but random tricks and the like are always welcome)

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January 15, 2011 at 12:30:49
Create another folder in the root directory and move everything to it. Then delete the errant folder.

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