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Move My documents (Music, Video, Pictures etc) to different location/partition in Windows 7

Hi,

Might be a stupid question but I don't find a way to put all My document to another location in Windows 7. You can and one by one and have to choose a specific folder then. In XP it was possible to move them all at once and folders (My document, My Pictures, My Movies) were created.

Thanks for your help.
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johnb6767

8/22/2022 - Mon
Run5k

I believe that this will point you in the right direction:

Windows 7 - Redirect a folder to a new location
serverman2008

This is a straight forward article on moving my documents , etc.

http://www.ghacks.net/2010/04/17/how-to-move-the-my-documents-folder-in-windows-7/
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johnb6767

That's because the Docs already contained "My Pictures\My Videos\My Music". Once you moved the My Docs, the others followed and were recreated. Now, your %userprofile% has all data folders you are talking about at the same level, so there is nothing under My Docs to move once you redirect folders.....
johnb6767

Each of them can be moved here in the registry MANUALLY....

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders

Under the corresponding value (Personal is "Documents")..Move the data manually, and change these values to the new drive/partition. Reboot and you should be able to go to the start menu, and use the links on the Start Menu to go to teh new locations.....
janhoedt

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good directions for moving in w7 here:
http://www.w7forums.com/change-location-my-documents-folder-t338.html

Very nice but if I go to Pictures, Music or videos, there still on the C-drive.
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Janhoedt,

If you take a closer look at my original post at the very top, you will see that it essentially provides the same guidance that you liked within Pjam's reference.  However, it doesn't specify that it is limited to My Documents.  If you follow the procedure you can easily migrate the Pictures, Music, and Videos in an identical manner, but those four folders need to be relocated separately.  If you really want those three folders to become sub-folders within your Documents, you could conceivably move the Documents folder first and then move Pictures, Music, and Videos underneath the Documents folder.
johnb6767

"Very nice but if I go to Pictures, Music or videos, there still on the C-drive. "

http:#36338710 explains why....

I would run with the suggestion by Run5K, instead of tinkering in the registry.....