I'd like to move the documents library in Win 7 Pro to a partition, like I
did with XP. Made it real nice when I wanted to reformat the primary
partition...didn't have to backup My Documents. Is that possible with Win
Right click the folder on the partition you want to add to the Documents
library and select "Include in Library: Documents". *Move* (not copy)
the contents of the "c:" drive's docs over to it next.
Now you can "remove" the original source location on the "c:" partition.
(open"Documents" and rt. click the old C:\ location and select "remove
from library") the new folder from the other partition you chose will
become the 'default' for all future saves. Repeat for downloads,
videos, pictures, etc... If you add more than one folder or remote
disk, you have to choose one as the default save location.
The nice thing about libraries is you're not beholden to just one folder
as in XP's "My Documents". You can add multiple locations to the
"Documents" name space and when you open the 'virtual' folder, it will
appear to you that all your docs are in one place. Makes it look tidy.
Sources for the libraries do not even have to be on the same computer.
This comes in handy if you have a mapped networked disk/folder. You can
point a folder or two from another PC (or multiple PC's) on the LAN to
the "Documents" name space and all the docs will *appear* to look like
they are in the same folder locally.
You can even add a mapped FTP remote folder from your ISP provided web
space or a web host's FTP server if you have one (most ISP's provide
personal web space on their servers for your use). Even 'cloud' storage
like Skydrive (https://skydrive.live.com/
) , Gdrive
), Box.com, Dropbox.com, all offer free
'cloud' storage space you can point to the Documents library (any
library, not just Documents). You can also make your own libraries,
you're not limited to the pre-configured ones. I have a custom one I
call "Movies" to separate it from "Videos", I keep Hollywood in one and
all other video separate.
The possibilities are endless, you can add as many libraries as you want
and point sources from anywhere to them. Libraries are a very cool
feature when you get used to using them regularly, I don't think many
people take advantage of their full usefulness.