Just bought a new laptop (vista) and the 120gb h.disk is partitioned into a 50gb section that programms load to (C) and a 70gb sector labeled Data (D). When I save any work it saves to 'Documents' on the C Drive. Is the idea that any work saved should be saved to the D Drive? If so do I need to move the 'documents' folder to this drive?
Hi, no it is not necessary to move your My Documents folder, it is quite normal for documents to be saved in that location. 50Gb still gives you plenty of room - unless you are into making very large documents and lots of them. If you have things like photo editing programs, games and so on these could be installed onto the D: partition - of course when you are installing anything at all, you normally have the option to choose where you want the items to be located.
1. Click on "Start" button 2. Right click on "My Documents" and select Properties 3. On the dialog box that apears, Click - Target 4. Click on "Move" (The center button) 5. Another box appears "Select a destination" 6. Click on My Computer and select the location (in your case D drive)and click OK
Thats it, hope it helps.
PS Should you ever need to format the hard drive you will not lose your Data as its on a different partition - BUT MAKE A BACK-UP JUST IN CASE