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Moving "My Documents"

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Old 10-12-2007
Eva Tokheim
 

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Moving "My Documents"
In earlier versions of Windows, it was easy to move the "My Documents" folder
to another location. Right-clicking on the folder on the desktop, and
choosing Properies, there was the coice. And so all programmes wood point to
the new location for saving or opening files.
I think it is a good idea to keep this main folder in a different partition
in case of needing to format C: and install Windows from scratch. But in my
Vista Home Premium, I can't find how to do this. Right-clicking does not give
the Properties choice any longer.
Anyone who have found the way?
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Old 10-12-2007
Dave
 

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Re: Moving "My Documents"
In Vista the "My Documents" has been replaced with "Documents" under
c:\Users\(youraccount).
You can do what you want to this folder.

If you see a file named "My Documents", it's not a real folder, but a
junction point. It's there for older programs that are looking for it.
Don't try to open or use it.



"Eva Tokheim" <Eva Tokheim@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:CF18ED84-C938-440E-B02D-9B130892C92D@microsoft.com...
> In earlier versions of Windows, it was easy to move the "My Documents"
> folder
> to another location. Right-clicking on the folder on the desktop, and
> choosing Properies, there was the coice. And so all programmes wood point
> to
> the new location for saving or opening files.
> I think it is a good idea to keep this main folder in a different
> partition
> in case of needing to format C: and install Windows from scratch. But in
> my
> Vista Home Premium, I can't find how to do this. Right-clicking does not
> give
> the Properties choice any longer.
> Anyone who have found the way?


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Old 10-12-2007
DevilsPGD
 

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Re: Moving "My Documents"
In message <CF18ED84-C938-440E-B02D-9B130892C92D@microsoft.com> Eva
Tokheim <Eva Tokheim@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>In earlier versions of Windows, it was easy to move the "My Documents" folder
>to another location. Right-clicking on the folder on the desktop, and
>choosing Properies, there was the coice. And so all programmes wood point to
>the new location for saving or opening files.


Vista is the same, except that it's called "Documents" instead of "My
Documents"

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