Some of you might use SSD’s by now and want to know how to move the “My Documents” folder in Windows 7. Moving system folders can be a lot of trouble, but in Windows 7 it’s really easy!
Move My Documents Folder
1. Open up the Explorer (Windows Key + E)
2. Uncollapse the Documents folder to see the folder My Documents in the sidebar:
3. Right-click on the folder My Documents and click on “Properties”
4. Go to the tab “Location”:
5. Click on the button Move:
6. Navigate to the folder where you want to move your “My Documents” folder to.
If you haven’t created the folder yet, don’t worry. Right-click just left of the folder list and click on “New” – “Folder” to create a new folder, e.g. Documents. Finally, click on Select Folder!
7. After clicking on Select Folder in (6) we’re back on the folder location screen. Eventually, to move the My Documents folder, click on Apply:
8. Confirm the prompt with yes if you are sure that you want to move the My Documents folder:
9. Done. No matter how you named the folder, the folder will now appear as My Documents:
Move other Windows 7 folders
There are many other folders that you can move:
The procedure is always the same as above. Follow the instructions here.
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