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Move My Documents Library And Contents To Different Drive


I want to move the "my documents" library and all its contents to a different drive - e.g. From c: to d: in win xp i could do this with folder properties but that doesn't seem to be available in win 7

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Hidden Contents Of Re-formatted C: Drive

I just performed an upgrade from windows xp to windows 7. Despite backing up all documents and settings to an external drive for subsequent, selective re-installation, the upgrade appears not to have wiped and reformatted my c drive as id expected, but to have ignored all files and folders on that drive, which remains 95% full. Despite the drives bloated status, opening my documents in win 7 reveals no files or folders. Can any tell me how to access and/or remove these old documents from my c drive?

Posted On: 2009-11-28 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-03-21 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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All my files and photos and music are still on the c drive. How can i move the windows 7 installation to the c drive where it belongs?


Posted On: 2009-12-29 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Okay i had originally bought windows vista 64bit hp oem for my computer. Down the road i downloaded the 64-bit windows 7 while i was in university. I only had a wd 120gb drive, and i now have 50mb of empty space :( (computer is running way slow, and i need to have more space) so i bought a segate 500gb 7200rpm drive. Anyways i wanted to know, how can i install 7 onto my new drive and use my current one as a slave. My main problem is i don't have the disk for windows 7 b/c it was an upgrade, but i do have the verified serial number.

I cannot contact microsoft b/c they want to charge me 70$ just to talk to one of their support people. (Ridiculous, almost the cost of another oem). I guess the way i would like to do this is install the second hard drive and copy everything over to it, and then boot from that drive and wipe the one i'm using now. Possible?


Posted On: 2010-06-08 . View Related Posts . . View 12 Replies .

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Made new simple volumes. I want all personal data on e, so need to move the user directories to e. Not by individually changing the location tab on dozens of folders, but globally. So all new users i create will have their user folder and docs on e from the gitgo. In xp, i could just change the "my documents" link on each desktop to go to e*. * Instead of c*. *, But with win7?

Like windows home server and most wise os installations, the system drive is isolated and a drive or 2 or 3 for everything else.get a problem? Just restore the system drive.


Posted On: 2009-11-03 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

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I used to change the location in vista of the default movies, pics and docs folders so if anyone wanted quick access from within win-explorer to these files they could click the locations under the usher profile. In win7 we now have libraries, i want to add my files to the libraries so users have access to docs etc quickly without having to navigate to the docs etc.

However if i try and add a folder to the library it tells me its not indexed and then if i try and add it to the index i don't have the network drives as an option. Is there a way in win7 to add remote repositories of data to the libraries?


Posted On: 2009-10-25 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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I booted from the win764 install dvd, and went to there pair your computer. The placethat displays the operating systems installed, none will show. I have tried bootsect from the command prompt. It seems to work, but tells me no partition on the second drive. Or on another attribute used, it can not find the path to the drive. I have tried rebuild bcd, fixmbr, etc.


Posted On: 2010-01-16 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-06-09 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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I have checked to see that i have the latest drivers and i have. I was actually able to burn the three audio selections that came with the computer. The only other music i currently have is a classical album that i bought and downloaded from amazon and, that is the one i can't burn to a cd.


Posted On: 2010-08-09 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Today i did something really stupid. I was in an unsupervised chatroom earlier and another person and i got into it and i could definently tell that i angered him. I left the chatroom and about 15 mins later im on another website and the mouse cursor suddenly freezes and will not scroll on the page. Everything else seems to be working fine. So i restart the computer, the mouse is working when the windows password page comes up, so i type in the password and that page loads and then the main page comes up (the one with all the programs etc) and as soon as that pops up that is when the mouse cursor freezes and will not scroll or move.

Everything else continues to upload and seems to be working fine. So i restart the computer and put it in safe mode and the mouse works fine moves and everything. Anyways, the bottom line is i think that other person sent me a virus or something that wont allow my cursor to move in regular mode. What should i do? Also, i cannot get the sound to work on my computer in safe mode.

The bottom right volume icon says "audio service not running" and i would like it running in safe mode until i can get this cursor problem resolved. Any help is greatly appreciated and please explain in laymans terms because i know absolutely nothing about computers. Thank you so much for your time and have a beautiful day.


Posted On: 2010-07-02 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-05-31 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Can i just use windows explorer to create a new directory on the external drive, and move the visible backup files/directories there? Is there anything special i need to do to let the system know where the files will now be stored? Are there any invisible files i need to worry about? Or does windows 7 itself provide some functionality i should use to relocate the backup files?


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Posted On: 2010-03-06 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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2) regarding the system image. Is that able to be incrementally backed up? The first one took about 18 hours.

- There are no obvious symptoms after login but i would like to identify the cause of the error and fix. - New computer running 64 bit win 7. - Issue started after transferring programs from older vista 32 bit computer.


Posted On: 2010-01-24 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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It is a brand new computer i just bought it. It came installed with windows 7 home premium 64 bit. It has no virus or anything like that wrong with it.microsoft sure did mess up with wmp 12, wmp 11 was great but they font have it for windows 7 that im aware of. I also tried to re-download wmp 12 but i couldn't find the link to download it. They kept trying to make me download a plug in for it instead of the player itself. Since there's such little problems with this operating system like this im already regretting not going with a mac.


Posted On: 2010-01-28 . View Related Posts . . View 18 Replies .

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I have just upgraded my toshiba satellite l300 laptop from vista to windows 7, everything went fine with the upgrade except for when the computer is starting up. The whole boot process is fine until it comes to go to the sign in screen i get this message:

"Microsoft visual c+ runtime library
This application has requested the runtime to terminate it in an unusual way
Please contact the applications support team for more information. "

To overcome the problem and be able to sign in i have to keep hitting the esc key over and over again until the sign in screen does eventually appear. When i sign in everything appears to work ok but i only upgraded the system yesterday and am worried that this will eventually become a bigger problem than it is right now.


Posted On: 2010-03-23 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-07-05 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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This happened on my xp machine and i am considering purchasing a new computer with an oem windows 7. But i refuse to be locked to a particular computer brand or model in case of a crash but the hard disk is still ok. If i purchase a full retail package and overwrite the oem version will i be able to move my hd to another computer brand and still run the windows 7?


Posted On: 2010-03-25 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-08-17 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Ok i have a windows 7 ultimate upgrade  that i bought at staples, on my old toshiba laptop that has a broken screen, so i wanted to buy a new one but the only thing is i was saving for a imac and wanted a moc os x and a windows 7 os now that you know my situation this leads me to my questions

1. Can i move the product key from my old broken laptop to a new one (like in question 2).

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Posted On: 2010-05-22 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

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This is getting very aggravating. The only partially successful solution i've found so far is to hit f8 to change the monitor selection and then put the computer to sleep, rather than shutting down. This works sometimes, but is not optimal and occasionally fails. What i want to do is lock the icons in place so they don't move around when i change monitors. Any suggestions?


Posted On: 2010-04-12 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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I downloaded a program that delete files at boot (gipo@moveonboot) but it returns with 'access denied' when i select the files.

I've also tried to create a new file with the exact name and when i do it 'disappears' into the file i want to delete, but when i drop the file it is deleted and the original file remains (when i rename the file theres no warning that it's the same name as another file). I'm out of ideas to approach this problem so please help me! Running w7 home premium on a dell studio 15 (don't think it matter but anyway. )

Ps. The files is just annoying and not dangerous in any way, also the ending is just a '. ' 'example. Flv. ' ds.


Posted On: 2010-04-11 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library

I just recently installed roller coaster tycoon 3 platinum! Edition in my window's vista computer. This game has always worked on my other computers, but right after installation i tried to start the program and this popped up:

Microsoft visual c+ runtime library
Runtime error!

Program: . Filesatarirollercoaster tycoon 3 platinumrct3plus.exe

Abnormal program termination

I looked at a lot of the other solutions for similar issues on these forums but none really seemed to apply. This computer was built for gaming, and plays games such as command and conquer and world of warcraft with no issues. I did, however, try to uninstall the microsoft visual c+, but there were two of them in the computer, and a third one called microsoft visual c+ updates. I uninstalled the two, but left the updates one. I reinstalled the program and restarted my computer. Same issue.


Posted On: 2010-05-10 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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I create some various types of content like newsletters, videos, website work, and i store all the files from each project together, sorted into folders by client and then project name. So you can see that while my pictures library may be a great way to organze my personal photos, i don't put any image files associated with a project into my pictures folder, right?

Well i don't really have personal pictures on this machine, so it would still be nice to just see all my picture files from all projects. I figured i might add my 'projects' folder to be one of the folders that gets aggregated into the pictures library. But when i do, everything from my projects shows up in the pictures library. How can i set the pictures 'virtual folder' to only show files of an image type, like only png, svg, gif, jpg, and stuff like that?

I seem to remember that libraries are based on "longhorn's" search folders, so how do i make it happen?


Posted On: 2010-01-09 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Visual C++ Runtime Library Error

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Posted On: 2010-02-24 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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I just got my notebook back from hp and they decided it would be a good idea to format the hard drive. Luckily, i had my dvd's backed up on my external hard drive so i didn't have to re-rip them. Anyway, before, i was running windows 7 ultimate 64-bit and when i told it what folder my dvd's were in, it found them and automatically added them to the library - i don't recall having to to do anything special.

Now, i've reinstalled windows 7 ultimate 64, so my os hasn't changed, but when i re-added the folders and tried to view them in the library (by clicking on movies), i get a message that says :there are no items in this library yet - windows media center is searching for media files in the background. To add more movies, you can go to tasks > settings > media libraries.

It does detect 2 home videos that i have in mpeg format, but the other ones that i kept in the normal format with video_ts folders within are not detected. Is there something i need to change so that wmc will recognize my movie collection again? I can get the movies to load and play using the "my movies" plug-in for wmc, but i'd much prefer to use the native movie library in wmc.


Posted On: 2010-05-01 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .