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My Music folder help

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by slothmeister, 1 May 2006.

  1. slothmeister

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 21 Feb 2006

    Posts: 1,636

    Location: Southampton, UK

    Is there any way in which you can point the 'my music' and 'my pictures' etc to another directory??

    At the moment it's looking for the files in My Documents but i want it to look on a seperate partition? As i have all my music and pictures on a different partition so it's a bit more organised?

    Failing that, how can i go about deleting a partition and adding the space back to just the one partition, preferably without having to do a complete reinstall?

    EDIT, sorry this was for XP and MCE
     
  2. Etaqua

    Gangster

    Joined: 25 Nov 2005

    Posts: 478

    You can move your My Documents folder and its child directories onto another partition easily. :)

    Start -> Right click My Documents -> Properties -> Target tab -> Move/type the path manually.

    Edit: ah, saw your edit. I'm not sure if this works for MCE, but I know it does for XP. :)
     
  3. Trigger

    Mobster

    Joined: 15 Dec 2004

    Posts: 3,819


    Yes, but that moves the entire 'My Documents' directory. What you need to do is edit the shell folders values in the registry:

    1.) Start > Run > regedit.exe > Enter

    2.) HKCU > Software > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Explorer > Shell Folders

    3.) Double click My Music/My Pictures and change the values

    4.) Reboot

    Note: You may need to disable any spyware checkers whilst doing this as they may prevent you altering the shell folders :)
     
  4. slothmeister

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 21 Feb 2006

    Posts: 1,636

    Location: Southampton, UK

    great thanks very much