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How do you make a Hard Disk Drive as my My Music folder?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Xangel, Sep 22, 2007.

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  1. Xangel

    Xangel Thread Starter

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    I have this idea however I don't know if you can do it. What i want to do is to make my Hard Disk Drive as my My Music folder: Whenever you click or go into My Music, it will act as a shortcut and head straight to the Hard Disk Drive. The reason for this is so I have a Hard Disk Drive full of music while my original HDD has all the other stuff. Also My Music is a special windows folder so I would like to keep that if possible when doing this. I hope anyone can answer this question. Thank you.
     
  2. Stoner

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    One way would be to open My Computer, right click on the drive icon that has your music, and from the drop down menu, choose 'create shortcut'. Rename it to 'My Music', right click that icon and choose 'properties'. Click on the 'change icon' button and pick out the icon you want to represent the shortcut.

    Hope that helped :)
     
  3. Xangel

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    But what if I click start and then select My Music. I don't think it would go to the shortcut because Windows would be looking for the actual object. A Folder and Shortcut are two different things; Shortcuts are actual Files with the extension ".lnk".

    But as I was looking on the internet, could you make the HDD full of music as a Shell Folder or something? Thanks anyways dude.
     
  4. The_Oracle

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    use the Folder Redirector utility to redirect special folders in Windows XP

    it works (after a restart), however, it changed the 'My Music button' in the start menu to 'Local Drive' with a HDD Icon :)
     
  5. Elvandil

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    Use TweakUI for XP to move the folder. You can move many system folders to new locations if you want.
     
  6. The_Oracle

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    personally, i don't like TweakUI ... FolderRedirector is a little stand alone tool that does not require installation. it will suffice for such a simple task as relocating 'special folders' for those not too fond of editing the registry.
     
  7. Xangel

    Xangel Thread Starter

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    Thanks you guys. I might still think about TweakUI because I always trust a Microsoft (mainly because its Microsoft), but also i use that thing for only a couple of features. If it can redirect the My Music folder to the HDD WITHOUT changing the icon of the Start Menu My Music button, then TweakUI it is (it is a cool lil gadget.) Anyways people with other suggestions feel free to express themselves.
     
  8. Elvandil

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    It has a lot of other useful features, too. I can't swear that the Music folder was one of the folders that it could move, though. In any case, it's easily uninstalled.
     
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