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Change Program Files default location?

Q: Change Program Files default location?

Hi all,

This friday i plan to do a clean install of Windows 7 because im running the RC right now but bought the Retail version. Im going to plan out my partitions so that i have one pertition for the OS, and another for my personal files and Program Files.

So i just wanted to know, how would i change the location from my C partition of the program files to lets say the D drive (other partition)?

Am i supposed to do it manually by cutting the folder and pasting it, and whenever i install a program i change the directory, or is there an automatic way like changing a registry value?

Look forward to your answers!
Thanks

edit: after further research it looks like u can change a reg value, but it may cause problems with some Microsoft software. What do most of you people here do cause i've read that some people here have separate drives for program files?

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A: Change Program Files default location?

The program files are a part of the OS .. I see no reason to put them in another partition.
A different partition for your personal data is a good idea if you plan on having a lot of data.

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The Downloads folder by default is at C:\Users\User-Name\Downloads

I have another hard disk D:\ that I use it to save data files only and I would like to move the Downloads folder to the D:\Downloads

I will follow http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/18629-user-folders-change-default-location.html to move the Downloads folder.

Many programs (e.g. internet browser) "save files"/"download location" by default will point to C:\Users\User-Name\Downloads

Q1) After I have moved I have moved to D:\Downloads, will the programs "save files"/"download location" automatically point to the new location D:\Downloads ?

Q2) If the programs "save files"/"download location" is still pointing to C:\Users\User-Name\Downloads, will the programs still save downloads to C:\Users\User-Name\Downloads ?

Q3) Do I need to manually go through each program settings to change the "save files"/"download location" to D:\Downloads ?

Thanks
 

A:Will moving Downloads folder change program default save location

It won't normally change the location that individual programs save their data files.
The download location is a setting in your browser and is NOT system wide. You could have IExplorer downloading to one location and another browser downloading somewhere else.

If you want the programs to change, you will have to change each one .
 

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The Downloads folder by default is at C:\Users\User-Name\Downloads

I have another hard disk D:\ that I use it to save data files only and I would like to move the Downloads folder to the D:\Downloads

I will follow User Folders - Change Default Location to move the Downloads folder.

Many programs (e.g. internet browser) "save files"/"download location" by default is pointing to C:\Users\User-Name\Downloads

Q1) After I have moved to D:\Downloads, will the programs "save files"/"download location" automatically point to the new location D:\Downloads ?

Q2) If the programs "save files"/"download location" is still pointing to C:\Users\User-Name\Downloads, will the programs still save downloads to C:\Users\User-Name\Downloads ?

Q3) Do I need to manually go through one by one program settings to change the "save files"/"download location" to D:\Downloads ?

Thanks

A:Will moving Downloads folder change program default save location?

Why bother with moving the folder? Every browser I've used may default to the downloads folder on the C: drive but also allows you to specify a different folder. I simply point the browser to the downloads folder on my D: drive and oftentimes I even create a new subfolder for that download. Works for me.

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OK, in XP I would use a little drivemap.bat file to map a Home Directory for all users (net use Z: \\servername\%username%) then change the location of “My Documents” to that Network share – copy that profile to the “Default User” profile – then all users would be mapped to a nice secure and BACKED UP location!

Query… How does one do this in Win7? The drivemap.bat works fine for the mapped drives but when I try to change the default location of Libraries\Documents, Movies, Pictures, Videos it says the new location (\\servername\%username%) is not indexed.
 

A:Solved: Change Default Location for Saved Files

User Configuration - Admin Templates - Windows Components - Windows Explorer - Turn off Windows Libraries features that rely on indexed file data = Enabled.
 

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i am kind of confuse with windows 10 on how to change Program Files Location. i know in windows 7 and windows 8 all i had to do is go to ''HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion'' and change ProgramFilesDir to the hard driver letter to the on that i prefer. same goes to the ProgramFilesDir (x86)

now here is my real question... on windows 10 we still can do same as i mention above for both x86 and x64. but the problem is if i change the ProgramFilesDir (x86) on windows 10 most of the things on windows 10 stop working. if i change my ProgramFilesDir (x86) :C >>ProgramFilesDir (x86) : D i can't even open the run. and most of the other stuff doesn't response correctly either

i don't know if other people are also having this issue. I've (install windows 10/clean install ) multiple times. after installing is done, every time i go change the ProgramFilesDir (x86). PC stops responding correctly, i was hoping if anyone could help me with this issue. please help me fix this problem. i would really appreciate any help

A:How To Change Program Files Location In Windows 10

I'm going to be sorry, but I have to ask

Why are you doing this? If it's a drive space problem, get a larger hard drive.

I can see (sort of) moving user folders like Documents, Music, etc but never system folders as important as the two you are talking about.

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I have a problem to where I accidently changed what opened the .fsh files to be opend by the cmd.exe (Command Prompt) and i can't change it back. (It used to be opened by Windows Shell common dll)

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A:Cant Change Default Program opener for .fsh files

If you have a Restore Point from just before the change, that should change it back.

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I looked on the page where it helped fix the default program, but it had none, help?

A:Trying to change default program to open .yml files, did not find help

Also, I accidentally used IE to open it (Clicked on accident) and I can't figure out. I use a Windows 7

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I have made a very large error. I was trying to open a python file that is saved as a .dll and I left the Always use this program check box checked. Now, I am trying to make it where there is no default program or any program to open this file because there are many types of .dll. I have tried deleting the extension and unassociating it. How do I get whre there is no default program that opens any .dll extension.

A:Change the default program that opens .dll extension files?

Uninstall Python. That should dis-associate it from .dll. Then reinstall.

I've been alternating between zipped programs and installers. This played havoc with program associations. Uninstalling worked.

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I recently installed magix cleaning lab in order to do some some recording/editing. Somehow this has also become the default program when i click on a jpg file. How can I change it to view in another program?
 

A:Solved: How to change default program to view photo files

Folder Options > file types > (extension) > restore ..

Or Install Irfanview ... http://www.irfanview.com/
 

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Hi all! I am new to Windows 7 and this wonderful forum. I did some search and could'nt find an answer. I realised that Windows 7 saved all my stuff in the public folder. Is there anyway I can alter it to save in My documents instead of public documents? Thanks in advance for any answer.

A:How to Change Default location

Saves what stuff? Downloading from internet or what? be more specific on what its saving.

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Hi,

when I right click on an image I get the message "save the image as" and the default location is 'my pictures'.

how do I change the default location?

any help would be appreciated,

thanks,

Mike

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I want to change default save location in word,excel, P.point, acess. currently default location is c:/my documents.
I have to partitions C: and D:
I want them to be in D:/my documents. is there practical way to do so?
I know I can change it one by one by clicking option-file location-modify.

Thanks
 

A:change default location

donatbollonk said:

I know I can change it one by one by clicking option-file location-modify.

Click to expand...

Why don't you like this procedure? It will take approximately 5 minutes to modify default location of file for these applications.
 

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Hello everyone,

Always when i install a new version of windows i change the default location of music, documents, downloads etc. Accidentally i change the documents folder to Documents without the \ after D: (don't know why windows let me choose this location in the first place). But I can't change the location, every time i right click on the documents folder to change the location, explorer crashes.
First I thought it wouldn't be a big problem by changing the default folder in different programs to D:\Documents for example in Office. But for soms programs it's a problem, I can't change the default folder and it takes Documents which gives an error.
It's also creating random documents folders on my D partiton.

How can I change the default folder for documents?

Thanks

PS I'm not talking about the library folders, but the folders underneath "This PC"

A:Change default documents location

Hey.

Open Regedit and navigate to this subkey:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders

In the right pane, make your appropriate edits for whatever you want to do. The ones of interest to you seem to be: Personal, My Music, My Pictures, My Video and {374DE290-123F-4565-9164-39C4925E467B} <<<(for Downloads).

This location may be of interest too:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders

You must stop explorer.exe with task manager, then restart it with task manager, for changes to take effect. Or reboot instead.

If it still crashes after, look to find the culprit software with ShellExView.

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I'm in charge of security and fixing problems on my grandma's two computers. She typically installs several hundreds of games on her computers. I would prefer her to install the games to "c:\program files\games" rather than "c:\program files" as that folder ends up getting so cluttered that I can't tell what's in there. Is there a way to change the default installation location from "c:\program files" to "c:\program files\games"? She's too lazy to change the location manually when she installs software, so it would be nice just to change the default location, but I'm not sure how to do that on Windows 7. Thanks.

A:How do I change default installation location?

Hello, Try this Link read all the way to the end.

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I have a laptop setup with 2 partitions C: and F: with Windows 7 installed to the C:.
I have DeepFreeze installed and freezing the C: partition so it can't be modified. Currently I have redirected all normal folders such as My Documents, My Pictures etc, including the Desktop directory to the F: drive. My current issue is that Internet Explorer stores its bookmarks to the C:\ drive. I have looked at a ton of threads about changing the bookmark location for IE, as I want to have them store on the F: drive instead of the C: but I am not finding info for changing the directory.
In windows 7 most directories seem like they have a built in ability to just change the location property, but not certain about this.

I saw a thread that said you can browse to C:\Users\<User Name>\Favorites and change that folders location through the properties, and IE should automatically detect this and store the bookmarks to there. I did this, however after the folders location was moved none of my bookmarks stored to that new path. The only information I saw said 'restore the location or it won't work' which obviously defeats what I am trying to do. Does IE support this type of change natively, or is there a way to set it up?

A:How do change default bookmark location in IE9?

Hello Surpintine

You can just move your favorites folder from c:\ to f:\ using this tutorial and IE will store the bookmarks there - User Folders - Change Default Location

Danny

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In previous versions of Windows, a quick registry hack has let me create my main user (after the one in C:\Users created when installing Windows) in E:\Users rather than C:\Users.

This is the method I've used before:

Use Regedit to navigate to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList

and alter ProfilesDirectory, in my case to E:\Users.

Does anyone know if this works in W10, or will I be a path-finder?

A:Change default location for new users

The registry method, as told in this tutorial on our sister sister the Seven Forums has never been my favorite because of the way it handles the Windows Environment Variables.

In Windows 10 I recommend using the Sysprep method: Users Folder - Move Location in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

Kari

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When I change an icon, it opens %SystemRoot%\system32\SHELL32.dll I'd like to change that. I hate the stock Windows icons. So, I use custom icons. When I change an icon, I want it to open up my Icon folder. My folder is located at My Computer/Local Disc (C)/My Icons

That's where I'd like the Change Icon to point.

TIA

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In previous versions of Windows, a quick registry hack has let me create my main user (after the one in C:\Users created when installing Windows) in E:\Users rather than C:\Users.

This is the method I've used before:

Use Regedit to navigate to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList

and alter ProfilesDirectory, in my case to E:\Users.

Does anyone know if this works in W10, or will I be a path-finder?

A:Change default location for new users

The registry method, as told in this tutorial on our sister sister the Seven Forums has never been my favorite because of the way it handles the Windows Environment Variables.

In Windows 10 I recommend using the Sysprep method: Users Folder - Move Location in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

Kari

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I have a small ssd and would like to change the download location to the D drive. However there is no option to do so.

Windows 7 Home Premium
RAM 16GB
OS 64bit

A:Change default download location

Hello frodi,

Do you mean for Internet Explorer?

Internet Explorer - Change Default Download Location

How to Change the Default Download "Save to" Location in Firefox

How to Change the Default Download Location in Google Chrome

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HI!

You guys worked a miracle for me yesterday....now I want to fix my machine so I don't have the problem again.

When I originate a Word doc, and use the SAVE AS/SAVE TO feature, it automatically opens to MY DOCUMENTS as the default.

HOWEVER, when I try to save an attachment to an email, it opens up some hidden file area that if I don't remember to redirect the file to My Documents, it's gone.

I want to change the default to My Documents. This MS article is probably the right thing, but I do not have the registry value in my machine that they reference:

The link below may be useful for you in the future. It explains how to change the default location to the "My Documents" folder when saving e-mails and attachments.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/823131

The path my computer uses to save attachment/docs is:

C:/Documents and Settings/(My Name)/Local Settings/Temporary Internet Files/OLK 149

Weird??

Anyway, if anyone has a way to change this, I'd sure appreciate some help!

And, as always, THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!!

You guys ROCK!

Best,

MIGolferGirl
 

A:Need to Change default SAVE TO location

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Hi,

I recently built a new pc and I installed the os on my ssd. Now I want to keep my ssd clean from everything apart from my main applications. I changed the program files thing in regedit so new programs install to my hdd but I still get programs that dump their files in my ssd. for example i recently installed vlc and it dumped all the files into (my ssd):\Users\my_pc\VLC. is there anyway to change this? dropbox did the same thing.

I really want to keep my ssd as clean as possible. is there anyway to set it up so that all programs that are being installed that don't give you a chance to change the directory go straight to my hdd?

Thanks very much

A:How can i change the default installation location?

Programs usually always ask you where to put it, you just change the drive letter. VLC didn`t give you this option ?

I use VLC all the time, run it off the ssd anyway.

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I've installed windows 8 on a SSD harddisk of about 100GB. In general I don't really want anything else there, I've got plenty of space elsewhere, so I install drivers etc. there, browsers and perhaps a few essentials, then nothing more. I've moved the location of all user files (music, downloads, ...) to another disk.

Is there anyway to stop installs having the default location into Program Files, or Program Files (x86)? I know it's not the hardest thing in the world to change the directory during an install. But I know from experience that after a while, the SSD will start to become full. Because at some point, sometime in a rush, random installations have ended up into C:\ directory.

A:Possible to change default install location from C:\?

It is not really recommended to change the program files default location - see here. You can always direct each program to install in a separate folder (for some it does not work). But there are proposals on how to change the default location - see here.

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I want basically everything to go to my 1TB HDD (D by default, but hardly anything does. My SSD (C is now at 18.6GB. Is it possible to make the D: drive my "main drive" while not moving all the MS/Windows files there too and messing everything up?

The computer in use is an MSI GT72 2PC laptop, upgraded from Windows 8 to 10.

Thanks in advance for you help.

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When I open Explore, it opens at Desktop/Libraries. Since I do 99% of my work in a single folder C:/Work, I want it to open there.

Have searched online and in forums with no luck.

(Also similar problem on my Vista 64 machine... opens to Roaming/Windows/Microsoft/StartMenu

thx

A:How to change default location when opening explore

The following works in Windows 7 to force Explorer to open in the root of D.

You should be able to modify it to make it open in C:\Work.

Right click explorer icon on taskbar, then right click explorer in the jumplist and choose properties.

%windir%\explorer.exe /e, root,d:\

Enter the above string in the target box to force explorer to open in the root of D:

See:

Windows Explorer Taskbar Icon - Change Open To Target

The following may work also:

%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /N, /E, D:

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I tried changing the location of a user's profile and it worked thanks to an article from this swebsite, but I deleted the whole user because I want to move the Users Directory all at once instead (from C to D for example). Is there a way to do so?
I found a website that explains how but it wasn't clear and had no screenshots so I got stuck on the second step.
That's the website:
Move the Users Directory in Windows 7

Thank you.

A:How To Change Users Directory Default Location?

Hello iwind,

The best option for this would be to use OPTION TWO in that tutorial you mentioned below first. Afterwards, create yourself a new administator account that will be created in the new location automatically. Once you log in to the new account, copy what you want (ex: shortcuts, music, pics, etc...) from the old account, you can delete the old account.

User Profile - Change Default Location

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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using Works 8.0: can I change default save location from My Docs to Desktop?
 

A:Solved: can I change default location for saving?

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Hi -- thanks for taking the time to read this.

On my laptop, I am dealing with a very small primary boot partition of 17GB. This was my own fault for not realizing how much larger Vista was than XP. I have tried to extend the partition to no avail (even using mspart from the command prompt).

Basically it is not a problem except MS wants to download 5GB of updates. I don't have that much room on the partitiion. Is there any way I can change the default location of where MS downloads and installs (sources) its update files? With about 2GB free and NOTHING on that partition except the OS, I can hold out for a while before I have to do the cursed reinstall if I can figure this one out.

Thanks!!

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Can anyone tell me how to change the default save location for LibreOffice 5.1.3.2?

Preferences>Load/Save no longer gives the option to change the Save location.

I would like them to save by default to my Dropbox.

Thank you.
PegM
 

A:Change Default Save Location in LibreOffice 5

Its Tools-->Options-->Libreoffice-->Paths. This for windows but it should also be there under Preferences on a Mac.
 

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Hello
when i'm on webiste and want to upload file, the file browser opened and i go to the location where the file i want to upload is there. Next time when i want to upload a file, it goes to the last directory that i uploaded before. i want to change (through
registry) the default path. so everytime i want to upload files, it will go the specific location that i set before. please assist .

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Hi, I want to change the default browse for folder dialog to point to Computer in any application that uses this dialog.

I do not use the explorer task bar icon, I have set my task bar to look like vista's

The first image is the current state, the second is what I'm after.

Had a look at the post by Brink Windows Explorer Taskbar Icon - Change Open To Target, but as I said, I dont use the task bar explorer icon. I'm trying to set this up for applications that open "browse for a folder".

Perhaps this is what I need - %windir%\explorer.exe /n,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}

But I don't know where I would put this setting. I scanned the registry, but didn't see anything that suggested where the setting should go.

thanks
Tanya

A:Change default Browse for folder location

You need a shortcut to be able to change the target to

%windir%\explorer.exe /n,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}

You cannot change that on the orignal explorer.exe

A Guy

Edit:

OK, played with this for a while, I think I have it:

1) Start> In search box type Windows Explorer
2) Right click the first result> Select Properties
3) In the Windows Explorer Properties dialog box, on the Shortcut tab, make sure that the field box to the right of Start in is empty
4)Type the following command in the Target text box and click OK:

%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /root,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}

That should do it

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I would like to move it to:

d:\documents\email

But, when I try to add a new one and delete the default in outlook XP, it tells me no.

also, is there anyway to have calendar reminders appear without outlook actually running?
 

A:Change location of default .pst file (outlook XP)

Akito,

See if this helps:

How to change your default PST file in Outlook 2002
 

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I'm dealing with a user whose Default File Location in Excel 2000 will not change from her My Documents location. She wants it changed to a network location and we've used the UNC path (\\servername\share\subfolder1\subfolder2) and a mapped drive she has set up (P:\Accounting\Groups\etc).

However, neither one holds. The network location will hold for a day or 2 and then revert back to her My Documents location.

Does anyone have any ideas on a fix?

Thanks.

Scott
 

A:Excel default file location won't change

You may be able to get away with using a macro that is attached to the Personal.xls template. Just add the code to the workbook_open event of the template file (Personal.xls) so that it will fire each time Excel is opened. If you are unsure how to access Personal.xls just follow these steps.

1) Open Excel and record a macro using the macro recorder. When the macro recorder box pops up change the option under "Store Macro In" from This Workbook to Personal Macro Workbook and click OK. This will create your Excel template called Personal.xls

2) Stop the macro recorder (doesn't matter if no action was taken)

3) Press ALT + F11 to bring up the VB editor.

4) Drill through the project explorer Window on left to find object called "ThisWorkbook" under Personal.xls and right click it and choose view code.

5) Paste the code below into the blank code module and save.
Code:

Private Sub Workbook_Open()

Application.DefaultFilePath = "C:\YourPath"

End Sub

 

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I am using Microsoft Excel 97 and no matter how often I change the default file location from Tools-Options-Genenral Tab, when I restart the program, it goes back to original default file location. Microsoft word 97 does allow me to change it but Excel does not! Is there any way so that I don't have to keep changing it (such as from registry)? I also have other non-Microsoft software that I want to change default file location as well. Please help me. Thank you.
 

A:Change default file location on Excel 97

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Hey Techs'
How to change the default download location in MS EDGE on Windows 10 Pro on Surface Pro 3.

Thanks

AAb

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I am presently running Windows 8.1 32 bit. When I had Windows 7, I changed the default location of my Music files to another disk. They still reside on that disk. I would like to be able to select Music and have my Windows 8.1 system find everything related to Music on this alternate disk. I would guess that the method of doing this may be different for Windows 8.1 than it was for Windows 7. The article I used for Windows 7 was written by Brink. Can someone direct me to the appropriate tutorial to make this similar change for Windows 8.1. Thank you in advance.

Richie Rein

A:How to change default location of a profile in Windows 8.1

Hello Richie,

If you like, you could add the folder on the other disk to your Music library.

Library - Add a Folder to in Windows 8

Afterwards, you could also set this folder to be your default save location for the Music library.

Library - Set Default & Public Save Locations in Windows 8

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi,

I wonder if anyone could help me with an issue that is driving me a bit bonkers?

When I first plugged in our camera into the wife's laptop (Windows 7 Home Premium x86), and it started downloading photo's, I was able to temporarily cancel the process and nominate a new location to which the photo's should be downloaded to (Pictures Library as it turns out).

I would now like to change that, but bugger me if I can find out how to do it! I've done some searching here (the tuts too) and MS help, but nothing seems to quite what I'm looking for.....or I've missed it altogether.

This is about as far as I can get....but still, I cannot for the life of me find out how to edit the default downlaod location for photo's. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

Thanks,
Golden

A:Autoplay....how to change default photo download location

Unless you use a third party photo management app the only thing you can do is click Import settings in the Import Pictures and Videos dialog box, when you plug in the device, and from there you can set a folder of your choice.

There's a snip of the settings window in post #6 of this thread.

Hope that helps.

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I'm currently trying to download Forza Horizon 3, but the only problem is that I only have ~25GB left on my SSD C: drive. When I go into the system settings and try to change the default save location for Apps, it will let me choose my E: drive, but as soon as I hit apply it just reverts to the C: drive. It let's me change the locations for all of the other options, but as soon as I try to change the locations for Apps it just resets all other save changes I've made.
After a bit of searching for a fix to this I discovered that the Store will ask you where you want to download something if the download is large enough. This is perfect except every time I try to download Forza and choose my E: as the download location, the Store just crashes. No error codes or anything.
Any help would be much appreciated.

A:Cannot Change Default App Download Location, Build 14393.187

Hello, have a look through this- it may help.
Apps Save Location - Change in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

You could try resetting the Store:
App - Reset in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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I tried the recording tab for in properties of the drive and it didn't do anything. I haven't found one single decent tutorial online to mess with my regedit, I will mess it all up.

I have a small master drive and terabytes of externals, I just want to move any burn folders to my larger drives so I can actually burn more than 1gb on a DVD

Any help is appreciated

A:How do I change the default location for temp burn folder?

Hi pSick, welcome to 7F

I found this:How to change the temporary folder if you run out of space while burning a DVD in Media Center - Aaron Stebner's WebLog - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

It is a little dated, but I ran through the steps and it works on my machine.

You would need to change the path to whatever Drive you want to send to.
Steps #5, and 6 refer to the scroll (System) box below the box where you can add or edit the fixed (User) Variables.

My instinct tells me that you might, and it maybe better to create new user variables to accomplish your task, but I am not sure if it would (or how) it would affect System variables. I will check on that, and get back.
EDIT:
This may be a easier to do: User Folders - Change Default Location

Make sure you create a Restore Point before changing those variables!

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Trying to move certain folders in my Documents folder on my home directory C:\Users\XXX to another drive following standard procedures as outlined by Microsoft: How to Change the Default Location of the My Documents Folder

The problem is when yu go to step 4 as directed the target window does not allow you to edit it to insert a new target destination. And several tabs at the bottom are missing. See screenshots of how my window is suppose to look and what I actually have.

Any advice or comments will be appreciated.

A:Change My Documents Folder Default Location ^not enabled?

Hello mycdnprince, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Did you right click on the folder from it's "C:\Users\(user-name)" location, and not from any other location?

If you like, you could also use METHOD TWO in the tutorial below to manually move the folder.

Personal User Shell Folders - Move Location

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn

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I'm thinking about trying Thunderbird; but, I have a question about where it stores user mail and settings. My user data, including mail and mail account settings, is stored on drive D for ease and simplicity when backing up user data. I can't find anything in the Thunderbird documentation that tells me how to set Thunderbird to store data at a different user-preferred location.

During the installation of Thunderbird just a few minutes ago, I told it to import settings from Eudora; but, I found later it had moved all my mail and user settings from drive D to drive C into the Users folder. This is unacceptable.

How do I change that?
 

A:Thunderbird--How to change the default location for mail and settings?

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I have a small network with 5 Windows XP Pro SP3 machines and one File Server that is running Server 2003.

All of user's My Documents files are located on the file server, so if one user needs to use one of the other machines (which happens often), they can log-in to their profile on any machine then click on My Documents, which is preconfigured to point to their user documents folder on the server.

My question: I would like to set this up for Internet Favorites and Desktop Files as well. If I move all the user's IE Favorites from their local machines to the user's folder on the file server, would there be a way for me to link them so that no matter which PC they are logged into, they see the same Internet Favorites listed in their browser? Ditto with the Desktop files.

By the way, I have also considered Terminal Server (I dont have the time for it yet..) and have messed around with roaming profiles, and often times it would not sync at all, or would lag when 2 users logged off at the same time.

Thanks.

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I've tried to search this but I'm finding answers to everything else instead.

I want to change the default location of Windows Explorer after left-clicking the icon on my taskbar. I want to set it to the username (C:\Users\Tim) folder where my 'Downloads' folder and all those other folders are. Is this possible?

I've been accessing this username folder with pins, but I wish opening this folder was quicker. I don't use the 'Libraries' folder at all.

A:how to change default location of Windows Explorer folder?

You can change the default locations for the Documents, Pictures, etc. folders - but not for the whole user set. Go to the folder Properties > Location tab.

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Vista has decided on a hierarchy of Desktop/Network/Libraries/My User Name/My Pictures/My Documents

I can not find files saved in Works by using Windows Explorer. Windows Explorer shows Libraries with Documents, Music, Pictures, and Videos subordinate. But documents saved by Works aren't stored in those sub-directories.

Furthermore, I now have subdirectories named: My Documents and Documents; My Pictures and Pictures; My Videos and Videos.

Some applications seem to change the hierarchy around and use or omit the word "my" arbitrarily.

Works uses a different hierarchy than WordPad. I end up going in circles trying to decipher the directory structure. It is circular.

Thanks.

A:How do I change default save location for Works documents

I have Works 9.0 [last version published by Microsoft] on Win7, my Save and Open goes to my Username\My Documents. Unfortunately Works is more limited [call it simpler] in what can be done when compared with Microsoft Office/Word that Tools, Options has no way to make a lot of change to the Defaults. Works is aimed more at home/student use which usually doesn't require a lot of the adjusting of how things are done.

Now if you have Works Suite, the word processor portion of Works has been replaced by a version of Word, apparently in deference to folks who work on documents at home and need to share at the office which doesn't have Works. That Word should be quite similar to Word in the Microsoft Office suite of applications.

It used to be Works was included on new computers [only cost about $50] while Works Suite cost about twice as much. For awhile OEMs were including a Starter version of Office, Word and Excel, but even that on the Win8 I've set up was replaced by Office 365.

For those without much resources who want/need something more powerful, I've set up the free LibreOffice 4 which can open Works file formats along with a bunch of others such as WordPerfect and Lotus AmiPro [maybe its replacement WordPro?] and Lotus 1-2-3.

As for the "My" part, I think you'll notice it is part of a change in Windows that leaves it off, e.g. Win7's Start menu, but retains it on subFolders of the Libraries Folders. If you open Windows Explorer to C:\Users you'll see th... Read more

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Is there any way to permanently change the default start directory, c:\documents, in Outlook to something else? So far, I have just placed a shortcut to another folder, but would prefer a "cleaner" option.
Thanks,

tb
 

A:Change default location for finding Outlook attachments

I'm afraid I don't understand the question. What do you mean by startup directory? When you open Outlook it should go to your inbox. Is this not happening? Or are you talking about when you detach a file and it automatically wants to save it to C:\my documents? What version of Outlook are you using? 97 is very different from 98/2000, which are very similar.
 

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How do you change the default file storage location for Windows Store apps? I have a 32GB SSD which has W8 pro installed on and would like to store ALL application data on my 1TB HDD .... I would like to use the D:\ drive vs the C:\ drive ....

Thanks in advance for your assistance ...

A:Windows Store - Change Default App Storage Location

Anyone? Even I would love to install 3rd party apps in a drive other than the system drive.

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I've looked up on google to find some people advising to use Junctions to trick it into believing it's installing into current user directory. When I had it earlier, I found some s*it load of .exe in the Roaming folders. I guess they are for the silent updates chrome does in the background. But I'm afraid of the ads that came on the top in Gmail when I signed into the browser. It scans hell of a lot information from browsing habits and history.

A:How do I change default installation location for Google Chrome?

I dont really know what you mean by installation becouse you do not really install from chrome. But if you are looking for how to change download location i will show you:

1:
Go into settings:
2:
click on show advanced settings:
3:
Choose where you want it to save to:

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