Change active Drive in Win7?

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by jackhitz, May 16, 2011.

  1. jackhitz

    jackhitz New Member

    May 16, 2011
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    Hello all,
    I'm brand new to windows 7. I just installed last night to a Crucial c300 SSD (drive c:\). I want to have everything else go to my 2TB Seagate Barrracuda HDD (Drive b:\). I'm sure it's just a setting in disk management somewhere, but how can I set it so that the default installation drive will be drive b:\? Thanks in advance,
  2. cloggyjohn

    cloggyjohn Senior Member

    Jan 26, 2011
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    Hi Jackhitz,

    I assume you mean you want the operating system and application software on the C drive and all your data ( documents, pictures etc. ) on the B drive ( setting the B drive to the active one will probably make your pc un-bootable ). Do the following ( I'm writing this from memory working on an XP machine so it may not be exactly what you see but I'm sure you'll get the general idea ):

    open windows explorer and click on Documents under Libraries
    right click on My Documents and click on Properties
    click the Location tab, change the location to the B drive and click on OK/Apply
    click OK/Apply/Yes to This folder doesn't exist, would you like to create it ?
    click OK/Apply/Yes to Would you like to move the contents to the new location ?

    Once all the data has been moved close all the pop-ups and repeat the process for My Pictures, My Music and My Videos.

    I don't know how to change the location of the Public folders but if you don't put anything in them ( I never use them ) then it's no problem.

    Hope this is of some help


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