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    ok i hope i can get help. My friend brought an external hard drive and wanted her My documents folder backed up. I went to it and in the properties i went to location and then move, everything fine butthe other location documents is not moved. Can't figure it out. Just want to know why not that folder. Hope you can see it in the picture attached.
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    I prefer not to move the documents folder to an external drive, a sparate internal drive or separate partition by all means, but not an external drive.
    There are too many potential problems with having your ducuments folder on an external drive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clint Rossmere View Post
    I prefer not to move the documents folder to an external drive, a sparate internal drive or separate partition by all means, but not an external drive.
    There are too many potential problems with having your ducuments folder on an external drive.

    Wow I hope not, i was the one that recommended an external drive, now i'm picky so i picked the 1.5TB Western Digital, this lady is always having trouble with her PC, I installed Acronis backup and I do an image of her C drive now, and I moved all, documents, pictures and music pointed towards the external drive. Why externals are no good, just your personal opinion? I know that some Seagate HD are not that reliable, but i believe in WD.

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    What happens if the Ext HD fails? As a back up media for regular back ups or for images , great. I put all my images onto my Seagate Go ext HD, but these are backups so the original is intact. If the originals are on an Ext HD and it fails, you have lost the originals. What then? I'm with Clint on this, a separate drive or partition, OK.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Myers View Post
    What happens if the Ext HD fails? As a back up media for regular back ups or for images , great. I put all my images onto my Seagate Go ext HD, but these are backups so the original is intact. If the originals are on an Ext HD and it fails, you have lost the originals. What then? I'm with Clint on this, a separate drive or partition, OK.

    Thank you again, i will tell her to buy another backup internal drive and use that.


    But any idea on why when i move the folders my document only one changed?

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    I believe if you right click on the folders and choose properties, they will show the path to the real folders:

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    Red Boxes show My Documents under user Ted, Blue shows My Documents in Libraries. Green shows that the path in both cases point toward my D Drive (data drive).
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    Ted thanks again for the help, so did i do the move incorrectly? I thought that once you do a move on My Documents, that the other documents were moved also? Am I correct or not, and again I appreciate the help.

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    It is difficult to tell with the snap shot you posted. When you moved the folders, did you choose the folder called My Documents in the "User Name" folder or in the Libraries? You should have chosen the My Documents folder listed under "User Name" I believe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mn072065 View Post
    Ted thanks again for the help, so did i do the move incorrectly? I thought that once you do a move on My Documents, that the other documents were moved also? Am I correct or not, and again I appreciate the help.
    You are using Vista, so no Libraries to be concerned about. The Documents folder you would want to relocate is the one under your user name. The Documents under Favorites is just a link to the Documents folder under the user name. When the new internal disk is in place and you move the Documents folder to it, you can remove (I believe it is a right click on the link and select Remove) the current Favorites Document link and create a new Favorites Document link (by dragging the Documents folder to the Favorites section) pointing to your new Documents folder location.

    In any case, I would not move it to an external drive either. Even if there were no risk of losing it all (and there is great potential for that), it would slow the system down running all documents from a USB external disk.
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    Thank you i will try that

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    I'm back, my friend wants move back N drive to C drive for my documents, so before i do it, will it be that simple to just move N drive to C again, or will I have headaches. Thanks

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