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post #21 of 35
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Originally Posted by gerardpy View Post
Yes I used the Location as explained in this forum.
Asking about the iTunes is out of desperation.
all good

my guess is that iTunes was installed BEFORE you moved the Location, and some of it's meta-data is still looking at the wrong folder...
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Thanks for this GMan, now space won't be as big an issue for me. biggrin.gif
 
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post #23 of 35
Awesome tutorial! Thanks a ton
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How do I undo this?
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post #25 of 35
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Originally Posted by xEzekialx;11883305 
How do I undo this?

follow the guide but change the "Location" of each folder you want to undo back to the default (there is also a "Restore default" button in that dialog box):

My Documents default: C:\Users\%USERNAME%\Documents
My Pictures default: C:\Users\%USERNAME%\Pictures
My Videos default: C:\Users\%USERNAME%\Videos
Desktop default: C:\Users\%USERNAME%\Desktop

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post #26 of 35
Thankyou Very Much...This is way easier, than the other methods of moving your entire user folder. I only wanted to move my Music, Doc's and Videos since they were huge. and leave all esle on the ssd to benifit and this works perfectly
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post #27 of 35
This is a great guide, thanks.
I presume that it is better to do this before anything else on a new build once the OS is on because no programs will want to access the old file. When I do this will 'stubborn' programs try and write infomation here or will Windows re-direct them to the new file? Also can hardlinks cause file corruption because I want to use them on the Steam games that insist on having the C drive all to themselves.
Thanks for any reply, +1 rep.
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post #28 of 35
Hello, I found this thread through a web search and it's far more understandable than anything else I've found on the topic, but I could still use some help. I'm brand-new to Windows 7, by the way, and totally not a geek, so consider me the village idiot.

This is what happens when when I follow the tutorial:

It did not work for me past the first folder move. I had to take a slightly different route to get to things because my computer view does not look like the one in the tutorial screenshots, but it seems all the same in the end because I was able to right-click Properties and select Location and Move, etc., as was illustrated. The first time it worked fine, using the Music folder (except that it left a blank, inaccessible supposedly moved Music folder on C, which I hate, but apparently it doesn't bother anyone here biggrin.gif).

Then, when I went to repeat the process with the My Pictures folder, using the same exact steps, I got a popup asking "Do you want to redirect folder 'My Pictures' into another system folder 'My Music' located at 'D:\'? If you proceed with redirection you will not be able to separate them or restore default location. Do you still want to proceed with redirection? Yes No Cancel"

When I hit No or Cancel, it does not give me any other options.

Any help/advice will be appreciated.

Thanks!
Kate
post #29 of 35
I would follow this sticky guide instead.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by XSCounter;14292080 
I would follow this sticky guide instead.

Why is it that the method you posted above is better?
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