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Do you really want to move your entire User folder from your C:\ drive to the D:\ drive? Not really advisable, I would suggest.
You would be better advised to move just My Documents, My Pictures, Downloads, and My Videos.
Moving these folders is best done by opening the folder, R clicking in a blank area of the window. A drop down menu appears - choose Properties. Click the Location tab, click Move. Navigate to the new location, and click Select Folder.
If you do it this way all the links to the folder will still work, and programs like Word will still store your documents there by default.
For covenience in backing up, I also shift my Email store folder to a folder in My Documents.
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I'd agree with Alan. Keep the Users folder right where it is on the C: drive.
Windows doesn't like when you move it.
Thanks Alan, John and Jim, i really appreciate your advise. I will read up
on it at microsoft before doing anything.
I would like to update you about what happened regarding my wish to move the User location to another hard disk. Heeding your warning, i did NOT attempt that, but rather, moved the location of the My Documents folder in my Library, from its default place on (SSD) disk C:/ (which is the default location because that's where i installed Windows 7,) to another disk - D:/ called "Media Projects".
Here is how my directory looked before i made the change, my three hard disks were outside the Library directory that's on my SSD (Programs disk):
(I did that by right-clicking the My Documents folder in the left column of a browser window, to access the Location tab.)
What this did is, it put driver D:/ under Documents, which is under Library, see picture, which now enables saving documents quickly, by going from my Library directly to my D drive, however it eliminated the "My Documents" folder/possibility all together from the left-column list of folders in the Windows Explorer browser pane.
I am now trying to do the same with Music, Pictures, and Videos, i.e. to move them to D drive, but am unable to do so because right-clicking those icons in the directory does not produce the Location tab in Properties panel, and nor does right-clicking inside the files themselves.
Similarly, right-clicking Downloads, which i also want to have residing in my D drive, does NOT produce a Location tab in properties pane, though it does seem possible to change the directory manually...see picture.....but am wary....
I am still monitoring my new system, and will see if and how this change effects my system's performance.
You're better off leaving all that stuff right where it is, and off the Projects drive.
Yes, i will leave the User folder in the OS drive, but there's not enough room in it (120 GB) for media projects while Projects drive
What i've changed is the directory for the documents folders; so in fact when files are being saved they are being directed to the Projects rather than the OS drive.
I will see if this creates issues....
thanks for your input.