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Solved: Changing downloads from C: to D: drive

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by mrhite65, Feb 7, 2010.

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  1. mrhite65

    mrhite65 Thread Starter

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    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?
    Thanks for the help!
     
  2. Elvandil

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    When the download window comes up, chgange the location in the box that specifies where to download the files.
     
  3. mrhite65

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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.
     
  4. Squashman

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    What browser are you using?
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  5. mrhite65

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    Explorer 8
     
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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.
     
  7. itsjusme

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    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.
     
  8. raybro

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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.

    Raybro
     

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    Major confusion factor. Good catch Frank. (y)

    Raybro
     
  11. mrhite65

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    That is exactly what I wanted to do!!
    Thank you very much!
     
  12. Squashman

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    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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    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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  14. mrhite65

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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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