Moving "My Documents" off system drive

  m800afc 06:13 28 Apr 2008
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Having just managed a clean reinstall of XP Pro, onto my C drive I was about to put "My Documents" back onto the D drive. I have read many cases of people finding it easier to reinstall the OS if the Data is on a different partition. When I tried to move "My Documents" to D:/, I got a dialogue box saying I could not move these files as they are system files.
How do other people manage. Is there a workaround that will enable me to have "My Documents" on D:/ ?

  Taff™ 07:12 28 Apr 2008

click here I`m on Vista now but this article describes how I remember doing it in the past.

  xania 11:09 28 Apr 2008

I do lke this article, although, and I've now told them about this, I'm a bit worried about using an existing secind virtual drive on a new PC as this almost certainly contians the recovery data (and should be hidden but is frequently not). No - best create your own partition using a partition manager (I prefer Partition Magic, but there are freebies out there).

  Taff™ 11:22 28 Apr 2008

xania - Hadn`t thought of that. The D drive in the original post may well be the Restore Partition - you should therefore make another partition as xania suggests. If you post back the size of your existing partitions and overall disk size we`ll make some recommendations.

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