Change The Path or Storage Location of My Documents - Free Computer Tricks

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Normally windows saves the "My Documents" Folder on the System Drive,where the windows is installed if it's C: Drive then the path is C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\My Documents. My Documents is the default saving location of windows, while you save a file or download any content from the web it directly save to My Documents, if you do not use other location.

If the PC crash or You need to format C: Drive then the My Documents should be backed-up to other partition. If you forgot to take back-up, you may going to loss your documents.
Change The Location of My Documents On Windows

There is an idiom called "Prevention is better than cure", So, why not change the storage location or path of My Documents to avoid risk. If you reinstall Windows then you must loose your files inside the My Documents folder if not backed up all the files.

Change The Location of My Documents Windows XP:

Steps:
  • Just go to your Desktop and right click on My Documents.
  • Then click Properties the My Documents Properties will open.
  • Then click on Move Button it will ask to "Select a Destination".
  • Select a other Drive or Partition then click on OK then click OK again. 
  • It will ask "would you like to move all of the documents in your old location to the new location you have chosen" Click Yes.
Change The Location of My Documents Windows 7:

Steps: 
  • Go to C:\Users and choose the folder names as your Windows User Name, for example if the Windows 7 user name is MYPC then open MYPC folder then you will find My Documents folder.
  • Right Click on it and go to Properties.
  • Then Click on Location Tab and click on Move.
  • Now choose the new Location where you want to save the My Documents folder.
  • Now Click Apply and it will ask to move all the files from the older location to new location, Click Yes.
Windows My Documents - move all the files from the older location to new location
Now all your files and folder in the My Documents is safe, no need to take back-up My Documents while Formatting C: Drive for installing Windows Operating System.

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