Running W7 in a 2 disk system: i want to have all my data in the 2nd disk

I isntalled my W7 on a single disck PC then I added a second disk for data. I want to have all my data (documents, fotos, music, etc..) in this second disk. In XP, when I did so, I copy My Documents from "Documents and settings" folder to the new location (D:/) and I was done. Now in W7 I open the "user" folder I found that files are not on a single folder but that there are several document folders (images, docuemtns, etc...) and settings folders (Favorites, etc..). May I copy all the User folder to the new location or I must leave there some of them in C:/system/Users?

In XP, when I move My documents to D:, every thing whas redeirected there (defautl saving folder, default download folder, defautl music folder, etc...)  In W7, would happen the same? The link on the desktop will redirect me to the location or may continue pointing the old one.

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Last updated February 27, 2018 Views 457 Applies to:
Answer

Windows 7's new Libraries feature lets you store each of the pre-defined user data types (Documents, Music, Pictures, Video) in one or more folders.

Follow this procedure for each of the data types that you want to move to another drive:

  1. Create a new folder for that data type on the other drive.
  2. Move any existing files of that data type into the new folder.
  3. Add the new folder to the library for that data type.
  4. (Optional) Remove the old folder from the library.

To add a folder to a library:

  1. Click Start , type Libraries in the Search box, and pressEnter .
  2. Right-click the desired library and click Properties .
  3. Click Include a folder , browse to the folder, and click Include folder .
  4. Click OK .

To remove a folder from a library:

  1. Click Start , type Libraries in the Search box, and pressEnter .
  2. Right-click the desired library and click Properties .
  3. Click the folder and click Remove .
  4. Click OK .

Favorites aren't stored in a library.  To move Favorites to another drive:

  1. Click the Start button.
  2. Right-click Favorites .
  3. Click Properties .
  4. Click Location .
  5. Click Move .
  6. Browse to the desired folder.
  7. Click Select Folder .
  8. Click OK .

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