56. How Do I Change The Default Location Of
The My Documents Folder
By default the My Document folder is situated on
your C: drive. If you use a separate partition to
store all of your data it may be advantageous to
move the My Document folder to another location. A
further advantage to this move is that, should you
windows XP, your My Document folder, being
stored on a separate partitions will not loose it's
important files. So long as you have an alternative
partition or hard drive then you should proceed as
follows to relocate the My Document folder.
- Click the Start button.
- On the Start Menu Right Click on the My Document
- From the drop down menu select, Properties.
- The first page of the My Documents
properties window shows the Target
- On this page you will see a dialog box marked
'Target Folder Location'.
- Type the path you want your My Document folder
to be stored at in the dialog box, i.e., D:\Data\My
- Next press the Move button.
- The Select a Destination
- Select the destination of the file.
- If a folder does not already exist then press
the Make New Folder button to
create the folders and give it a name.
- Finally click Ok .
- You will be asked if you want to transfer all documents from the My Document
folder to the new location. Press Yes
to start the moving process. If you don't
want the documents moved to the new location press
the No button.