move the My Documents folder to another drive

Hi! I just upgraded from Win XP Pro to Win 7x 64. no problems! I would like to relocate the My Documents folder, from my C drive to my D drive. I was able to do this in XP, but do not know the procedure for win 7? Any advice or information will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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The My Documents folder is part of Windows 7's new Documents Library.  A library combines multiple folders that contain similar types of files.

To move your documents to the D drive:

1. Create a new documents folder on the D drive.
2. Right-click the new folder and click Include in Library > Documents .
3. Click Start > Documents .
4. Double-click My Documents to show its contents.
5. Drag and drop the files to the new folder.
6. Press F5 to refresh the view.
7. Under Documents Library , click locations .
8. Right-click the new folder and click Set as default save location .
9. [Optional] Click My Documents and click Remove .

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