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?