Moving My Documents to another partition

  Chelonian 16:59 16 Feb 2010

I want to separate my documents and files from my operating system and applications.

The 40GB hard drive on my Sony Vaio laptop came from the factory with two logical partitions. Windows XP Home and other preinstalled software are on the C: drive (18.6GB).

The handbook suggested that the D: drive (also 18.6GB) "is the ideal storage space for all your documents and files..." which makes sense I suppose. According to Sony the partition is to prevent data loss in the event of doing a system recovery.

However, up until now everything has been dumped by default into the C: drive which is filling up while the D: drive is empty.

Do I simply cut and paste the 4.24GB of My Documents into the D: drive or am I being hopelessly optimistic? Once My Documents is in the D: drive how would I make it the default drive to store my stuff?

Any advice much appreciated! Thanks.

  sunnystaines 17:12 16 Feb 2010

yes correct cut and paste across to D

  ame 17:12 16 Feb 2010

No - don't do that. click here for advice in previous thread.

  Sea Urchin 18:00 16 Feb 2010

If you did that the system wouldn't know where the My Documents folder was.

click here

  Chelonian 18:02 16 Feb 2010

I'll try the Gizmo protocol. Thanks!

  sunnystaines 18:32 16 Feb 2010

In my set up i made my own folder in a new partition and cut and paste to it.

i can see the problem you have highlighted and was a good point.

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