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Move Windows 7 personal folders to a new location

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  • Started 6 years ago by dawseym
  • Latest reply from ScottW
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How do you move your personal folders to a different partition in Windows 7 and make it default? I can do this for XP and Vista, but not sure with 7. Thanks!

Posted 6 years ago
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If you want to move e.g. "Pictures", you cannot move the library. Open "Pictures" and double click on "Pictures" in the left pane, then right click on "My Pictures", go to Properties and then the location tab. From there it is the same as in e.g. Vista.

Posted 6 years ago
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dawseym, hello. This is done in Windows 7 the same way it is done in Vista, as described here. On the Properties sheet for each personal folder, select the Location tab, then click the "Move..." button and choose the new location. The folder and it's contents will be moved there.

What do you mean by "make it default"?

Posted 6 years ago

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