How do I move "My Documents" to a second hard drive?

Posted on 2008-11-14
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
The first hard drive on my computer is almost full.   I want to move "My Documents" to the second hard drive.   How do I do this without causing shortcuts to malfunction?
Question by:DoctorK12008

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    You can do it easely withPowertoys:
    Install it and see print screen attached - chagne My Documents folder.
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    Right click on My Documents, select Properties, then click Move... Select the new destination, then answer Yes when it asks if you want to move all your files to teh new location. That's it, quick and simple.
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    Right click My Docs choose Properties, change target to new location on your second HDD. That is it. Of course you have to say Yes when it asks if to move files :D
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    right click to mydocuments which is on your desktop, select properties
    change target example d:\documents copy all files to this folder. and clear your old folders contents.
    if you dont like this try mounting a drive for your my documents folder
    How To Mount and Access New Partition, Volume or Drive As Folder Path In Windows

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