Each user account has an associated folder called My Documents. This is the default save location for many types of files. For example, in Microsoft Word, the default save location for new files is My Documents.

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The default location for the My Documents is c:Users<username (assuming of course that you have installed Windows 7 on your C: drive). However, you can easily change the storage location of the My Document folder. If you have a drive with more available disk space, you may want to move My Documents off your C drive.

To move My Documents in Windows 7:

  1. Open Windows Explorer — press Windows Key + E.
  2. Right click My Documents and select Properties. This opens the properties dialog box for the My Documents folder.
  3. Click the Location tab.
  4. Type in the path to the location where you want to store the folder and click OK. If the folder location you specified in the Target field does not exist, the Create Message dialog box will appear. Click Yes to create the folder and click OK. Alternatively, you can also select the Move button from the Location tab and browse to the location where you want to store My Documents. Click OK twice.
  5. When the Move Documents dialog box appears, click Yes.