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Moving Documents in Vista to Data Disk

Posted on 2011-09-10
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Is there a way that you can move all documents, pictures etc, that store on Vista in the desktop onto another data drive, as space is running out on my C: drive and I want to automatically store everything on my data drive D: so the Documents and Pictures folders showing in the Favourites will be routed through onto the D: drive
In XP I seem to remember it wasn't difficult, but not sure with the way Vista is laid out if it is easy or not?
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Right click the folder you want to have elsewhere, select "Properties", and then the "Location" tab, and then you can change the place where that folder should be. This will only work with certain folders, not all of them.
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For the Documents, Pictures, Music etc on the start menu this will work.  For other ones you can create a shortcut on your desktop to where ever you want and just drag and drop them on the shortcut to move them.

Note, if it is a different drive it will move them, but if its the same drive it will copy.  When I can't remember which drive the shortcut goes to, I just use the right click drag and then when you drop it asks you move or copy.
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