How to change Folders Locations in Win7?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by techman28, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. techman28

    techman28 MDL Novice

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    I set up my win7 on a 2 partition system one for windows and the other for data. Is there some way I can set the folders that are equilvilent to xp's My Documents folders to the other partition other than just cut and paste? Or is that the way to do it?

    If I haven't been clear enough in what I want to do please reply and ask me to explain better, and I will try to.

    Thanks in advance for any and all help.
     
  2. techman28

    techman28 MDL Novice

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    Anyone have an answer or suggestion to my question?
     
  3. maydax

    maydax MDL Novice

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    1. Goto the folder you want to move ie C:\Users\<user>\Favorites, right click -> properties

    2. Under the Location tab enter the new location and click move.

    This works for the Appdata folders as well. ie C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Roaming
     
  4. Badge2378

    Badge2378 MDL Novice

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    That works, but just cutting and pasting the folders under \Users\%USERNAME% to another location works as well.
     
  5. techman28

    techman28 MDL Novice

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    Thanks, this works perfectly, turns out its just the same as how you do it in vista, but I hadn't done it in a while so I forgot how.

    Thanks everyone!
     
  6. W7advanced

    W7advanced MDL Novice

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    The downside for this is that you need to do it again after a reinstallation. It is so much easier to make a permanent group policy with folder redirection. This way it is automatically moved everytime you reinstall Windows 7. And god knows how many times i did a reinstallation. :D
     
  7. techman28

    techman28 MDL Novice

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    How do you do that? Is there a link to somewhere that says how to do it?

    Thanks.
     
  8. W7advanced

    W7advanced MDL Novice

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    Oh i forgot to mention that if you want group policys then you need a Active directory with group policys. You're computer needs to be a member of this ADS. Sorry about forgetting this. :eek:

    But after that you will get stuff like in the screenshot
     

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