Problem with moving Documents folder

Discussion in 'Computing' started by Josh, Dec 28, 2014.

  1. Josh

    Josh Guest

    I have a new box booting Win7 pro from an SSD. I wanted to move
    anything unnecessary from the SSD to a HD. During the process of
    shifting the Documents folder to the HD I got distracted (small
    grandchildren) and everything in the existing Documents folder was
    dumped into the root of the HD. Not such a good idea. But now I can't
    see a way to resolve it. When I was asked for a file name on the
    destination HD I thought I typed "Documents" but obviously I didn't.

    I guess I could do a restore, but that will most likely take me back
    to Windows and nothing much else, but it may be the only way. If I
    could restore Documents to its original location I could begin again,
    but I don't see how that can happen.

    Any advice appreciated.
     
    Josh, Dec 28, 2014
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  2. Josh

    Petzl Guest

    First create folder where you want files to go.
    In "search box" type *.doc (if appropriate)
    All ".doc" files will show up highlight them and cu,t then paste to
    that folder
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    Petzl, Dec 28, 2014
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  3. Josh

    Josh Guest

    I think you misunderstand. I have shifted via 'Properties/Location'
    the MY Documents folder. It contains numerous data folders created by
    programs, eg. Adobe, TomTom, RoboForm etc etc, plus the data folders
    I have created. And because I apparently failed to create a folder,
    they were dumped into the root of the HDD. I haven't used a SSD before
    and it was recommended that I put on it only the OS and other vital
    stuff. Simply creating a folder called "Documents" wont hack it. But
    thanks for the reply.
     
    Josh, Dec 28, 2014
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  4. Josh

    Petzl Guest

    If you know the folder even "boot" folder just click the
    "date modified" bar in "File Explorer" then cut and paste to correct
    folder
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    Petzl
    HEALTHY CHIPS (1 serving)
    Enough KALE chopped chip size to line large dinner plate
    Toss together with extra virgin olive (about desert spoon poured over)
    Line plate single layer with chip sized Kale, lightly salt (iodised)
    3 minutes in 1000 watt microwave
    Should then be crispy and ready to eat with drink (Beer)
    http://tinyurl.com/KALE-SUPER-FOOD
    http://tinyurl.com/ABOUT-KALE
     
    Petzl, Dec 28, 2014
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  5. Josh

    annily Guest

    Assuming Windows knows where the new location is, why can't you just use
    the same procedure to move it again?
     
    annily, Dec 29, 2014
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  6. Josh

    Josh Guest

    That seemed quite logical, but since it was the root directory of a
    hard drive, and there was no 'My Documents' or 'Documents', and the
    volume name had not changed, I was reluctant to try in case it ended
    up a bigger mess.I tried 'restore default location', but that didn't
    work. But I gave your suggestion a go and it worked. Thanks for the
    reply.
     
    Josh, Jan 3, 2015
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  7. Josh

    annily Guest

    No worries. Glad you got it sorted.
     
    annily, Jan 4, 2015
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