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Author Topic: IDEA: App to automate moving User Folders in Vista and 7  (Read 1734 times)

thelyon

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IDEA: App to automate moving User Folders in Vista and 7
« on: December 31, 2009, 10:55:08 AM »
Looking for an app that will automate the task of moving the location of User Folders. I like to have my Folders on the D: drive or External Drive so the contents is safe if I reinstall Windows or change operating systems. Instead of Right clicking each folder in your User Home Folder going to Properties and under Location, Moving it to a new drive. Can this be automated.

Include a target drive to move folders.
Include option to include or exclude username i.e. D:\%username%\Documents, D:\%username%\Videos or D:\Documents, D:\Videos
Automate the copy and replace function choices that come up.

This is mainly for when I install a new OS and just want to point the User Folders to the existing ones I have on another drive that hold all my docs pics, music, videos and such.
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Re: IDEA: App to automate moving User Folders in Vista and 7
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2009, 12:00:13 PM »
Instead of Right clicking each folder in your User Home Folder going to Properties and under Location, Moving it to a new drive. Can this be automated.

Just hold down shift and Drag & Drop.

Windows realizes what you want to do, and will do all the necessary registry changes. Works already under Windows XP.