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Microsoft Knowledge Base Article Q236621

by jackfrost64 / May 1, 2004 9:38 AM PDT

Could somewhat break the above article into layman terms, particularly the first option. Thanks in Advance.

Richard

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Re:Microsoft Knowledge Base Article Q236621
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 1, 2004 11:09 AM PDT

This article is for Windows 2000 and may not apply to what your issue is. It's also more a "hint" to a seasoned OS installer than meant for the rest of us.

Try a different tactic. Tell the forum about what you want to do.

Bob

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Re:Re:Microsoft Knowledge Base Article Q236621
by jackfrost64 / May 1, 2004 12:38 PM PDT

Thanks Bob, I think you just about covered it; there is no moving My Documents.

Richard

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Re:Re:Re:Microsoft Knowledge Base Article Q236621
by David Chan / May 1, 2004 1:17 PM PDT

Richard,

You wrote: "...there is no moving My Documents."
That article pertains to moving/renaming the Documents & Settings folder and not My Documents folder.

If your intention is to relocate My Documents folder from the C Drive to another drive/partition that is not a problem.
Simply right-click My Documents icon on your Desktop | Properties | Move.
Then browse to any other drive on your PC to relocate My Documents to.

I have been using this method for several years.
It allows me to safely store all my files on a separate drive away from the C Drive.
I can then format the C Drive and reinstall XP without touching My Documents.
But this does not eliminate the need to back up as the HDD can fail anytime.

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