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Change Default Location of My Documents Folder





Change the Default Location of the My Documents Folder

To change the default location of the My Documents folder, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start, and then point to My Documents.
  2. Right-click My Documents, and then click Properties.
  3. Click the Target tab.
  4. In the Target box, do one of the following:

    • Type the path to the folder location that you want, and then click OK. For example, D:\My Stuff

      If the folder does not exist, the 
      Create Message dialog box is displayed. ClickYes to create the folder, and then click OK
      -or-
    • Click Move, click the folder in which to store your documents, and then click OKtwice.


      If you need to create a new folder, click 
      Make New Folder. Type a name for the folder, and then click OK twice.
  5. In the Move Documents box, click Yes to move your documents to the new location, or click No to leave your documents in the original location.
Restore the My Documents Folder to Its Default Location
To restore the My Documents folder to its default location, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start, and then point to My Documents.
  2. Right-click My Documents, and then click Properties.
  3. Click Restore Default, and then click OK.
  4. In the Move Documents box, click Yes to move your documents to the new location, or click No to leave your documents in the original location.



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