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How to Direct My Documents to your Homedrive in Windows 7

Before You Begin:

In order to complete the directions detailed below you must be logged into a computer on-campus running Windows 7. Follow these directions on the computer that you use most on campus. Following these steps will only relocate the “My Documents” folder on a single computer, not everyone you log into on campus (unless you repeat the steps for all computers you use).

Requirements:

This Quicknote requries the computer you will be using to have Windows 7 installed. 

Directing the “My Documents” folder to your H: Drive:

1. Log on to an on campus computer.

2. Click on Start, click on Computer.  

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3. Select the drop down arrow next to Documents from the menu that appears; right click on “My Documents” and select Properties.

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4. A My Documents Properties window will appear. Make sure that the Location tab is selected.

5. In the text box type in H:\My Documents\ as shown below.  

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6. Press OK. If this is the first time you have followed the steps in this Quick Note a message will pop up asking you if you would like to create the folder, Press Yes.

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7. You will then receive a message asking you if you would like to move all of the files currently contained in My Documents to the new location.  Press Yes.  

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Your My Documents folder is now located on your H:// drive. Any files you have saved to My Documents previously or in the future will now be accessible to you from any computer that can access your H:// drive.


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