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Windows 8.1 help

by smo1898 / February 6, 2015 7:01 AM PST

I have my HDD partitioned into two. Ideally one of them is for my os and necessary files, while the other is for media files and things I've downloaded I dont want to lose. The new start menu and app feature is really growing on me and I want to utilize it as much as possible.
But the music/video/picture...etc app only imports the files from "My (Picture, Videos, Music...ets)" which is in my C: drive.
Is there a way to move these folders into my D: drive?
Or do I just need to manually add folders into the D: drive and change the settings from the app to import from another location?

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That's called FOLDER REDIRECTION or relocation
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 6, 2015 7:12 AM PST
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But it does not assure or guard against loss. Only those new to the game think partitions save us. I wish the news was better.

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Not what I'm looking for
by smo1898 / February 6, 2015 7:17 AM PST

Folder relocation just copies the files, wasting space, If the files are deleted from the original folder then the ones from the relocated folder are as well

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That's news to me.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 6, 2015 7:27 AM PST
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In one sentence.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 6, 2015 7:29 AM PST
In reply to: That's news to me.

Redirection is not relocation. 2 ideas and your choice which to tackle.

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right clk on those folders
by James Denison / February 7, 2015 7:50 AM PST
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and see if you can direct them to a folder you've created on the D drive. I did that on my wife's computer for "My Documents" folder.

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