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How to Move My Documents in Windows XP



My Documents Properties Windows XP defaults the My Documents folder to the same drive as Windows is installed on (usually your c: drive). For some people this is not ideal, and they want their documents to be stored in a different location, usually on a different drive or partition. The reason for having your documents separate is usually to make backing up data easier, and/or to prevent the system drive filling up with data causing Windows XP to slow down as less space is available for the swap file.

How to Move My Documents

Moving you’re My Documents folder is easy, just follow these simple steps:

1. Right click on My Documents and select Properties
2. Select the Move button
3. Browse to the location you want to put your My Documents folder – you can create a new folder here if required.
4. You will be asked if you want to move your files to the new folder – select Yes and all your files will be moved from their current location to the new location (this may take some time if you have a lot of documents)

Now whenever you access My Documents, you will be accessing the new location.

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Thanks to SoftStag for contributing this article.