Friday, November 4, 2016 by werewolf | Discussion: Personal Computing
I have several applications which use the public documents folder extensively. I want to relocate the public documents folder to an SSD drive specifically so the various graphical apps don't need to wait for a disk to spin up and to get 9.6 gigs of files off my system drive.
There are two ways I have found to do this. One is straight forward: Boot into safe mode, select the properties of that folder, choose the location tab and change it.
The other way is more dramatic and requires the command line to create junctions with the mklink /j option and other DOS stuff. Not afraid of the DOS stuff, just lazy
I used the first method. When I booted back into my desktop, none of my Stardock apps, nor the Winstep apps had picked up the new location. I thought that the OS was supposed to deal with that automatically. It used to work in Win 7.
I reversed the first method. Back at my desktop, all was well.
I tried the 2nd method. That's when it all went to hell lmao. I followed the instructions to the tee, but it didn't work at all.
So does anyone know how to get this to work on a 64 bit Win 10 machine?
Thanks in advance.
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