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  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    windows 8

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    Libraries


    I have always avoided libraries because they store files on the C-drive. As a result over time I have developed a data structure on the D drive - for cdocs, photos, clips etc.


    This means that the windows 8 structure is an inconvenience to me.


    I read an article that the libraries are fundamentally shortcuts so why can't I replace those shortcuts to my own data files?


    In most cases I ignore the win8 structure but sometimes stuff disappears there, and I would rather have ontrol knowing where everything goes.


    Any suggestions a sto where I start solving this problem?


    Hope you are keeping well,


    All the Best,


    BillZ

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  2. #2


    Posts : 562
    W10 x64 pro and W8.1 x86


    You can include files not on the C drive. I've just tried it as a test to some files on my D drive and it works straight off.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello BillZ, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    If you like, you can include folders from different locations to a library, then set the default save locations of the library to be any of the included folders. This way anything that you save into the library will actually be saved to your default save location.

    Library - Add a Folder to in Windows 8

    Library - Set Default & Public Save Locations in Windows 8
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  4. #4


    Posts : 2
    windows 8


    Brink and Mooly,

    Thanks got what I wanted - almost.

    Library clicked on properties, went to location, and set the location as existing file on D-drive. The name of the d-drive file changed to the name of the library eg videos, and transferred all the stuff to the new location. Right-clicked on properties and it shows the new location, D-drive location. Worked thanks.

    I say almost. Various software has put stuff in documents including the outlook data file, and windows didn't want to move it. NO matter - probably too dangerous to move anyway.

    Brink I started using your set default and public save options and got there somehow. Good prompting.

    Thank you both for your help.

    Hope you are keeping well,

    All the Best,

    BillZ
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  5. #5


    Posts : 562
    W10 x64 pro and W8.1 x86


    Thanks for the update. Great to hear you have it working.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Great news BillZ. Glad we could help.
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