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  • Question

  • How can I change the behaviour when many applications after initial installation look for files (after I run Open command in them) in My Documents (or how is it called in English Win 7 now) folder? Is there any way to change the default settings to for example D: drive or the like, where I actually store most of the data files? I don't think applications in Win XP were so much "bound" to this particular folder.

    For example I have just installed FLV to AVI Converter. I want to open a source file, and the folder that is automatically opened is My Documents. But the default link is obvious also in other applications.

    Thank you.
    Friday, December 18, 2009 1:34 AM

Answers

  • Include your folder in the Documents library:

    Include folders in a library
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Include-folders-in-a-library
    Microsoft MVP Windows Desktop Experience
    • Marked as answer by Dale Qiao Thursday, December 24, 2009 8:10 AM
    Friday, December 18, 2009 2:03 AM
    Answerer
  • Hello,

    To define a new default folder for processing the files instead of My Documents,  follow these steps:

    1. Click start button, right click Documents and choose Properties.
    2. Highlight the selected folders and click Remove.
    3. Click Include a folder button to include a new folder.


    Thomas77
    • Marked as answer by Dale Qiao Thursday, December 24, 2009 8:10 AM
    Friday, December 18, 2009 6:12 AM

All replies

  • Include your folder in the Documents library:

    Include folders in a library
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Include-folders-in-a-library
    Microsoft MVP Windows Desktop Experience
    • Marked as answer by Dale Qiao Thursday, December 24, 2009 8:10 AM
    Friday, December 18, 2009 2:03 AM
    Answerer
  • It works the same as XP
    Rt clk the My Documents folder
    Properties
    Location
    and change the location there.

    U can do the same for any of the MY folders.

    Friday, December 18, 2009 4:33 AM
  • Hello,

    To define a new default folder for processing the files instead of My Documents,  follow these steps:

    1. Click start button, right click Documents and choose Properties.
    2. Highlight the selected folders and click Remove.
    3. Click Include a folder button to include a new folder.


    Thomas77
    • Marked as answer by Dale Qiao Thursday, December 24, 2009 8:10 AM
    Friday, December 18, 2009 6:12 AM
  • Thomas_77

    Does ur answer do the same thing as my answer.
    I am not understanding it and I dare not to try it.

    It sounds like what the OP wants to do is to move the My Documents folder to the D: drive.

    Maybe ur post is another way to do it, but I just don't understand.
    Friday, December 25, 2009 2:51 AM