If you are moving the folders by right clicking on them and selecting
properties, then are you aren't actually moving anything. You are only
redirecting the dynamic link for "pictures" under each profile to a given
location. So if I understand correctly, to get this,
f: documents\steve's docs
f: documents\jo's docs
log in as Steve, go to your user\steve directory and right click on
"documents" select properties and change location to the "f:
documents\steve's docs" folder. This will simply put anything that is in the
C\user\steve's\documents folder in the f partition folder. If there is
nothing in your C:\user\steve's\documents folder, than nothing will get
moved. Then, from that point on, every time you click on your document
(under steve's profile), it will automatically take you to that folder on the
You can do the same for each profile/user and each of the documents,
pictures, music, and video files (probably others too). It is actually quite
I hope I understood that correctly, and just didn't tell you what you
I think the big difference is that on XP, the music and pictures directory
was inside the documents directory. In vista, they are all on the same
level, underneath your profile name. The actual "my docs" folders are just
links so legacy programs that need them can still run. If you just try to
move each folder one at a time, i think you will be okay and accomlish what
you want to do.
Think of the C drive references as shortcuts, you cannot delete them. You
can only point them to where you want them to go. So when navigating you can
get to the same point by either clicking on "documents" in any explorer
window, or actually browsing to that specific partition and digging through
> just installed vista home premium.
> on my old xp machine i had 5 partitions, one for docs, one for pics, one for
> OS, one for temp files and one for music
> i seem to be making a mess of moving the docs, pics, music folders default
> locations from c:\users\rat
> when i move the docs folder, the music and pictures one goes with it. i get
> an option to move all other folders at the same time. i'm not sure what the
> best solution is.
> this is what i want:
> f: documents\steve's docs
> f: documents\jo's docs
> g: pictures\steve's pictures
> g: pictures\jo's pictures
> h: music
> what is the best way to achieve this?
> i don't want odd folders left behind on c: and therefore making it an untidy
> and confusing job of navigating to the folders, effectively i want to the
> docs, pics and music folders to disappear from the c: drive and appear and
> default to the drives that i have listed above.
> any tips would be welcomed.