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07-Feb-2010, 05:58 PM #1
Solved: Changing downloads from C: to D: drive
I would like to change the My Pictures and the My Music files to dowmload to my D: drive instead of the main C: drive as it usually does. How can I do that?
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07-Feb-2010, 06:19 PM #2
When the download window comes up, chgange the location in the box that specifies where to download the files.
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I want to be able to use the buttons but, have them to open up in the D: drive instead of the C: drive.
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The buttons I'm talking about are on the start menu. My Pictures and My Music. I want to change the direction from C: to D: drive.
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07-Feb-2010, 07:37 PM #7
If i understand you correctly, what you want to do is change the default location of these two folders?? To move these folders separately requires a registry edit i believe, Squashman or Elvandil can help you with that. But you can move the whole My Documents folder and it`s contents, including My pictures and My Music fairly easily. I always move mine to keep from cluttering up the C partition. More info here.
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I assume your goal is to move large files like My Pictures and My Music tend to be to the D:\ drive to keep from filling up the C:\ drive. If that is correct, I think what may satisfy the need is to move your My Documents folder (which contain the My Pic and My Music folders) to the D:\ drive. Windows makes provisions to do this.

To do so, open Windows Explorer. Now create a folder on the D:\ drive labeled "My Documents" (or whatever you choose to call it). Next, find the My Documents folder, in Windows Explorer, right-click it and select "Properties" (see attached screen shot). Click the "Move" button and navigate to the folder you created on the D:\ drive, click "Save". Windows will move the actual location of the files to the folder on the D:\ drive, but the change will be invisible to the user.

Click here to go to a M$ page with detailed instructions.

Note... If you do not first create a folder for your my docs folder on the D:\ and just move it to the D:\ drive, all the files will be mixed in with whatever else is already on the D:\ drive.

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07-Feb-2010, 08:03 PM #9
To those who have replied to this thread that was started today, it's a continuation of

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-xp...-original.html

that was started 3 days ago. I've been assisting in the other thread and just became aware that this new thread was started.

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Major confusion factor. Good catch Frank.

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I assume your goal is to move large files like My Pictures and My Music tend to be to the D:\ drive to keep from filling up the C:\ drive. If that is correct, I think what may satisfy the need is to move your My Documents folder (which contain the My Pic and My Music folders) to the D:\ drive. Windows makes provisions to do this.

To do so, open Windows Explorer. Now create a folder on the D:\ drive labeled "My Documents" (or whatever you choose to call it). Next, find the My Documents folder, in Windows Explorer, right-click it and select "Properties" (see attached screen shot). Click the "Move" button and navigate to the folder you created on the D:\ drive, click "Save". Windows will move the actual location of the files to the folder on the D:\ drive, but the change will be invisible to the user.

Click here to go to a M$ page with detailed instructions.

Note... If you do not first create a folder for your my docs folder on the D:\ and just move it to the D:\ drive, all the files will be mixed in with whatever else is already on the D:\ drive.

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That is exactly what I wanted to do!!
Thank you very much!
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08-Feb-2010, 09:25 AM #12
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The buttons I'm talking about are on the start menu. My Pictures and My Music. I want to change the direction from C: to D: drive.
But when you say "download" we are lead to believe you are referring to downloading something within a browser. If you just would have said I want to move the location of My documents to a different drive, your problem would have been solved in one answer.
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That worked!! Thank you very much!
I don't know if I need to start another thread or not but, I would like to change the My Pictures and the My Music files to dowmload to my D: drive instead of the main C: drive as it usually does. How can I do that? Started new thread.
And I was confused by these comments in your other thread because I didn't know if you had created a single C partition or had created C and D partitions when you formatted the hard drive.

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Sorry about that! I guess I didn't know exactly how to discribe what I wanted to do.
Thanks for the help though!
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