Windows 7 - Move the Documents folder to another partition/drive

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In this tutorial you will learn how to how to move your personal data (The "Documents" folder) on another partition.

Note: Before making any changes on your PC, it is always advisable to create a restore point.: Windows 7 - Create a System restore point

The procedure:
  • Click on Start > Computer
  • Go to Library > Documents > My Documents. (See below)
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  • Right-click on the "My Document" folder > Properties.
  • Go to the Location tab
  • Then click on Move.
  • Select new location for the My Documents folder
    • Note that: You can make use of an external storage devices too!
  • Confirm (YES) and wait for the files to be transferred.


To move the My Document folder back to its original location, follow the below procedure:
  • Right-click on the "My Document" folder > Properties.
  • Go to the Location tab
  • Click on the Restore Default button
  • Click Apply.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions.
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