Originally Posted by Hugger
I'm still learning and need to ask this.
I've read that I can move things like Library and Documents to a different drive other than the boot drive.
I've got Windows 7 Pro x64.
How do I do it and how do I keep everything working together properly?
Any sites with tutorials?
Actually, I can help with both.
For the Libraries, I recommend navigating to the actual location of each folder location in your Libraries (by starting from My Computer only), moving the folders to the different drive, and then updating your Libraries to reflect those new locations. After all, each Library is just like a symbolic link.
So if you move all of the folders your Libraries are pointing to, then the Libraries will look empty. So then you just add the new locations while deleting the old ones and you're good.
So in other words, you'd open My Computer and manually navigate to one of the locations that one of your libraries points to. Then, you move these contents to where you want them to be. After that, go to the Libraries area and tell it about this new folder, so to speak. So what you'd do is open the Library in question, add the new location and then delete the old one (which would then be pointing to an empty folder, or perhaps a folder that doesn't exist should you have decided to delete the folder after emptying it, or if you moved the folder location entirely).
Regarding moving Documents: you can actually do this with any folder in C:\\Users\\You. Just right-click the folder you want to move, choose Properties, and then switch to the Location tab. From here, you can either just manually enter the new path, or you can click the "Move..." button and choose it by browsing to it (so think of this "Move..." button as a "Browse..." button too). When you're ready, click OK. When you click OK, it asks you if you want to move all of the contents to the new location. So your answer depends: if you've done this already yourself, then say No. But if you haven't and if you'd rather just have Windows do it for you right now, then say Yes. But either way, the location of that folder gets changed unless you click "Cancel".
If you need anything clarified, then I'll do my best to clarify.