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    New Lounger
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    My first post here and not sure if it in the right spot. If not can you point me to the correct place?

    I have a new laptop that I formatted clean and partitioned 50 GB on C: and 250 on D:

    The person who helped me said I can put all the data on D but he didn't know how.

    I want to keep all programs on C and move USER and all the folders in it to D: How to do this?

    What I ultimately want is when I am using word or excell, my music, or getting downloads off the internet is for those files to be saved in D:USERs in their appropriate folders.

    I have read on google search many ideas and ways but am very confused what is the simply easy no hassle way.

    Any input would be appreciated.

    Thank you in advance.

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    There is no HASSLE free way of doing it and many times the linkage can and will get messed up. I found that it just works the best when one is to use the files structure "As designed" or manually select where you want to save and open your files.

    I think you are going to find that a 50 gig partition just may not be what is needed for Windows 7 or Vista. When you start adding all of your programs they do tend to take up more space that one thinks.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Welcome to the Lounge.

    It's quite simple, same as in for example Windows XP, to move the individual folders such as Documents etc.

    See for example my post in a thread about Windows 7 RC (in the Beta forum). Post 783770.

    As you say, there are examples on the net, as this one with pictures.
    Windows 7 - Moving My Documents

    But my suggestion requires fewer steps. And I don't think you want to move every folder (the whole user profile).

    I'm sure that someone also will mention the Libraries that are new to Windows 7 (similar to that in the Media Player); just include the folders that you would like to appear in, say, Documents. But in the case of Libraries one should read a bit to understand how they work.

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