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moving Administrator"documents and setting folder" from c:

by Chuckz22 / February 4, 2013 11:41 PM PST

After installing Windows 8 I moved "libraries/My documents" folder to another drive (I have SSD OS drive)
but still c: space keeps going low.

I found a folder on my c: drive named by my PC name on the network, e.g. "MyPC" that has 10 GB size and includes the following file tree: MyPC/Documents and settings/Administrator/desktop,Favorites,My documents.

"My documents" seems identical to the Users/Myname/My documents that has been moved to a different drive.

I am the only user and have administrators permissions. It seems this Administrator's folder duplicates my documents somehow. (it's desktop folder is different from MYname Desktop folder). What should I do to clean the space - try to login as administrator and do something about this huge duplicate folder?

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Re: moving
by Kees_B Forum moderator / February 4, 2013 11:55 PM PST

Then maybe you didn't move, but copy? It's a checkbox easily overlooked.

If new documents go into the copy, and opening and updating an existing document updates the one in the copy, you can delete the original. To the recycle bin, to play safe!


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Remember starting with Windows 7
by orlbuckeye / February 5, 2013 4:41 AM PST

Libraries were added. Libraries and folders aren't the same things. Libraries were added to Windows 7 where you could take combine multiple physical locations (folders) with similar data into folders. Folders are the physical locations where the (photos, docs,videos and other type of files are stored). Libraries can be made up of multiple folders from network drives or external drives. So i Library and a folder are different objects. So if you move the folder you need to add the new location to the library and removed the folder on C:\.

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