Possible to move My Documents

  Anti_Virus 19:38 26 May 2006

Hi, I have bought an external hard drive, and I want to completely move My Documents to the new drive, is that possible? If so, how do I do it? I'm running XP Home SP2 in case it helps.

  johnnyrocker 19:40 26 May 2006

edit/select all or an indivual file box opens on the left hand side with options to copy or move selected folder, then select the location and job done.


  jimv7 19:59 26 May 2006

Right click on your docs folder/properties/move and browse to the new location, click ok.

  VoG II 20:07 26 May 2006

Make sure there are no docs open when you do this.

  Anti_Virus 20:23 26 May 2006

Cheers for your replies, I had thought of just moving it, but i wasn't sure if it would muck up the system, moving My Documents, it doesn't, does it?

  VoG II 20:31 26 May 2006

No it doesn't muck anything up - I've done it - but be aware of my warning above.

  Anti_Virus 20:55 26 May 2006

Cheers VOG, and while we're on the subject, is it possible to move the whole "Documents and Settings" Folder, without mucking anything up?

  VoG II 21:02 26 May 2006

That's a bit more involved click here

  Anti_Virus 18:53 31 May 2006

Hi VOG, cheers for that, but I've run into a problem. There are two hidden folders in the C:/Documents and Settings called "LocalService" and "NetworkService". These two folders were hidden, and only revealed when I had completed Step 3 of section 'MOVING THE ENTIRE FOLDER' in the help site you pointed me to. Well, when I try to copy them it keeps on saying

"Cannot copy ntuser: It is being used by another person or program.

Close any programs that might be using the file and try again."

Well, I dont know what ntuser does, so I don't wan't to fiddle around with any programs and services, so this is where I need you help, and anyone else's come to that. Bear in mind I have tried copying them logged into different accounts. I have also tried copying them when in Safe Mode and logged in as the Administrator, yet they still won't go. Please help.

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