Set My Documents on a Different DriveThe target folder for "My Documents" is default to be a folder in the C drive (or the "System" drive) i.e. "C:\Documents and Settings\....\My Documents".
It's better to change My Documents to another drive because when Windows crashes, "My Documents" is not effected.
To change (for example, to "D" drive):
- Navigate to "My Documents" using one of the following methods:
- Minimize all Windows and see if "My Documents" is on the desktop.
- Hold down the Window key and press "E" to open Windows Explorer, "My Documents" should be listed under "Desktop".
- Start > Programs > Accessories > Windows Explorer, "My Documents" should be listed under "Desktop".
- Right click on "My Documents" and select "Properties"
- Under the "Target" tab, enter the desired location in the "Target:" box or click "Move" and select a target folder. (for example, enter "D:\My Documents"). If the target folder does not exist, you'll get a prompt to create it on the next step.
- Click "Apply".
If the target folder does not exist, Windows will prompt a message to create the folder.
- At the prompt to move the existing files and folders from the old location to the new location, click "Yes".
- Click "OK".
- All shortcuts of "My Documents" are now directed to the new location.