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Windows Vista™ Inside Out by Craig Stinson, Carl Siechert, Ed Bott

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Relocating Personal Data Folders

Although the organizational scheme that Windows Vista has adopted for your personal data folders—the eleven visible subfolders of %UserProfile% (see Figure 7-13 earlier in this chapter)—is much more rational than its predecessor in Windows XP, some users will want to relocate some or all of these folders. If your system volume doesn’t have enough space for your video collection, for example, you might want to move the Videos folder to a disk or partition that has more room.

But even if space is plentiful on the system disk, a good argument can be made for putting all personal data folders on a volume other than %SystemDrive%. The gist of the argument is:

  • Separating the operating system and program files from personal ...

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