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Windows 7 - Moving My Documents
Moving the My Documents folder
There could be many reasons for moving your My Documents folder. You may want to keep the folder safe by storing it on a seperate drive and free up space on your system drive. Perhaps you want to have it located in a directory with other personal files so that you can back it up easily. Whatever the reasons are, it is still a simple proceedure with Windows 7.
Follow these easy steps to change the location of the My Documents folder and repeat for each User Account.
1) Click on the Start button and then click on Documents
2) In the left panel of the Libraries\Documents window, click on the arrows to expand Libraries>Documents>My Documents (C:\Users\[User Name])
3) Right click on My Documents and then click on Properties in the menu that opens.
4) In the My Documents Properties window, click on the Location tab
5) Click on the Move button in the Location tab of the My Documents Properties window
6) Navigate in the Select a Destination window to the location where you would like the My Documents folder located
7) Create a new folder. Name it whatever you would like.
8) Click on the Select Folder button and then click on the OK button in the My Documents Properties window.
9) click on the Yes button in the Move Folder warning window that pops up, since the objective is to move the My Documents folder.
10) It may take some time to move the contents of the My Documents folder, so be patient...
11) When it has finished moving the contenets of the My Documents folder, you can close the Libraries > Documents window
You are done!