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Moving folders in Windows 7 partitions

By ingeborgdot
Jan 9, 2011
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  1. What seems to be the best way to move folders in Windows 7? There seems to be several different ways. I have several hdd with several partitions. Thanks.
     
  2. techsuitor

    techsuitor TS Rookie Posts: 131

    First, are this hdd all outside your pc?
    If yes, an option is to copy these folders on an External Hard disk and transfer those files on your hdd.

    *
    if you only have 1 PC:

    option a)

    copy your folders on the External HDD, put out your current hdd and put another one inside, then paste your files on it.

    option b)

    Open your CPU's , if you only have 1 HDD,you can also put another one on the other slot and make it "Slave",
    (suppose, your current HDD is the "Master", the other one is the "Slave")

    You can move directly your files on the other one from your "Master".


    Please update us.
     
  3. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,425   +77

    Yes indeed. Please update us.

    Your question seems so naive, it must be something much more specific.

    Since you say you have several drives and partitions per drive, you don't appear to be a naive user, so whats the real problem?

    What wrong with right-click and drag, choose 'move'? Maybe you want to move one of those folders that Win7 puts in it's own idea of the 'right' place. In which case moving it is going to break Windows unless you also adjust the registry, which is not recommended.
     
  4. Mizzou

    Mizzou TS Enthusiast Posts: 823

    If you are trying to set the default location for standard folders you can do the following:

    Click Start Orb
    Click Username
    Right Click folder of choice and select properties
    Select the Location tab
    Hit the Move Button and select new location

    The attached snapshot shows where you should wind up.
     

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  5. ingeborgdot

    ingeborgdot TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 434

    Yeah, like usual I left out info. I create partitions and then like to keep My documents on partition D, My pictures on E, My Music on next hdd partition F, My videos on other hdd partition G. I also like to put my programs on another hdd and separate partition.
     
  6. ingeborgdot

    ingeborgdot TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 434

    What do you like to label them? I guess I mean, what do you like to enter in the box?
    Do you put in E:\users\Philip\My Documents or just E:\My Documents???
     
  7. Mizzou

    Mizzou TS Enthusiast Posts: 823

    I like to use the default names ... makes it easier for me to remember. Moved all my default folders because I'm using an SSD for Windows 7 and want to keep the routine file activity off the system drive. Also makes it easier to upgrade since you can blow the C:\ drive away and all of your documents are still intact.
     
  8. ingeborgdot

    ingeborgdot TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 434

    Would you mind giving me an example because I don't want to screw it up. Thanks for your quick response.
     
  9. Mizzou

    Mizzou TS Enthusiast Posts: 823

    Just meant that I don't change the default folder names:

    C:\...\My Documents ---> E:\...\My Documents
    C:\...\My Music ---> E:\...\My Music
    etc.

    Where E:\ is the drive letter you wish to use as the default. (ie D:\ or F:\)
     
  10. ingeborgdot

    ingeborgdot TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 434

    So E:\users\Philip\My Documents is what I would use but E:\users\Steve\My Documents
     
  11. Mizzou

    Mizzou TS Enthusiast Posts: 823

    Sounds about right ... plus you can always move 'em again if you need to.
     
  12. techsuitor

    techsuitor TS Rookie Posts: 131

    is all set up?
     
  13. ingeborgdot

    ingeborgdot TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 434

    Done, and working great.
     
  14. techsuitor

    techsuitor TS Rookie Posts: 131

    well.. good for you.. ;)
     

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