Move Windows Special Folders To Another Drive

Move Windows Special Folders To Another Drive

A common problem that people have in Windows is running out of disk space on the C: drive. Because the C: drive is the default location for user created documents, photos, and music (among others), it’s not simply a matter of getting another hard drive. You also need to move all of these special folders to the new disk.

Hackszine reader Naser writes:

You only need some instant wit and one small (yet nifty, I tell ya) tool released by Microsoft called “Tweak UI”. With this tool, you can transfer (or relocate) so called special system folders like “My Documents”, “CD burning cache folder”, “My Music/Pictures” and many others to another drive.

The Tweak UI method should work for most everyone except Vista users. In Vista (and partially in XP) it’s a little easier: you can right click on the Documents, Photos, or Music folders, click properties, select the location tab, and move the folder to its new location.


4 thoughts on “Move Windows Special Folders To Another Drive

  1. TheThompsonFive says:

    Gahhh! If only I’d know this two days ago! Oh well, it’s good to do a fresh install every now and then.

  2. atunu says:

    Woah, I can’t believe one of my own hacks is being featured on (let me take a gasp) O’Reilly’s “HACKZINE”!

    You guys rock my socks off (and I guess, I rock in simpler frequencies as well).

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