Jan 5 2008

How To Change your Default Folders In Vista For, Music,Documents,Pictures

folder_documents In windows Vista the Default folders for My computer, My Pictures, My Documents, My Music are now called Computer, Pictures, Music and Documents and are located at C:Usersyour user namePictures,Documents and so on, But if you like to keep these files in a different location or hard drive ( I keep my Data on a separate drive to make backups easier.) You can easily change the default location for these folders.

Here’s how.

  1. Create a new folder where you want to store your files, or if you want to use and existing folder skip this step.
  2. Open the default folder (where your files are now) C:Usersyour_user namedocuments. (We’ll use Documents for this tip.)
  3. Right click the Documents folder and choose Properties.
  4. Click the Location tab, and in the location box you will see the default location.
  5. Click the Move button and navigate to where you want the default folder to be. (from step 1) then click Select Folder.
  6. The new default location will now be displayed in the location box. Click apply.
  7. The Move folder dialog box will now appear and ask if you want to move all the files from the old location to the new location. Click yes.
  8. You will see the files being moved, then click Ok to finish.
  9. If you want to move your other default folders just the same steps as above.

SCREEN SHOTS:

  1. Create a new folder where you want to store your files, or if you want to use and existing folder skip this step.
  2. Open the default folder (where your files are now) C:Usersyour_user namedocuments. (We’ll use Documents for this tip.)
  3. Right click the Documents folder and choose Properties.1
  4. Click the Location tab, and in the location box you will see the default location.
  5. Click the Move button and navigate to where you want the default folder to be. (from step 1) then click Select Folder.23
  6. The new default location will now be displayed in the location box. Click apply.4
  7. The Move folder dialog box will now appear and ask if you want to move all the files from the old location to the new location. Click yes.5
  8. You will see the files being moved, then click Ok to finish. 6
  9. If you want to move your other default folders just the same steps as above.

That’s All



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