Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Change the Default Location of My Documents Folder

The My Documents folder is your own personal folder in which you can store your documents, graphics, and other personal files. When there is more that one person using the computer, Windows creates a My Documents folder for each user on the computer.


By default, the target or actual location of the My Documents folder is C:\Documents and Settings\user name\My Documents, where C is the drive in which Windows is installed, and user name is the currently logged-on user. You can change the target if you want My Documents to point to a different folder location.

To change the default location of the My Documents folder, follow these steps:


1. Click Start--> and then point to My Documents.




















2. Right-click My Documents--> and then click Properties.




















3. Click the Target tab.


4. In the Target box--> do one of the following:

Type the path to the folder location that you want, and then click OK.
For example, D:\My Stuff.

If the folder does not exist--> the Create Message dialog box is displayed. Click Yes to create the folder, and then click OK.


-or-

Click Move--> click the folder in which to store your documents--> and then click OK twice.
If you need to create a new folder--> click Make New Folder. Type a name for the folder--> and then click OK twice.


5. In the Move Documents box--> click Yes to move your documents to the new location--> or click No to leave your documents in the original location.

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