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Change File Location for DVD Burning

Q: Change File Location for DVD Burning

I'm trying to burn files to a double layer DVD +R using Windows Explorer. The total size of my files is:
7.43 GB (7,980,351,488 bytes)
When I drag the files onto the disc, I get this error:
"There is not enough space on BD-RE Drive. You need an additional 3.28 GB to copy these files."

My C and D drives only have about 4GB free each, so Windows must be trying to use one of those to store the temporary files before they're burned. But my E drive has about 40GB free. How do I get Windows to use that drive instead?
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Hi, I was trying to change the location of my desktop file in my laptop but, accidently I selected a location in my user name folder ie C:\\user\. Because of this now my desktop shows all the files inside my user name folder and I can't fix it to show only the files in the desktop. Is there any way I can fix it??

I have tried to re-move that folder in to other location, but since that is a folder associated with my account (user name) the system won't let me do that. Please help !

A:Desktop file location change

Your best bet is a system restore to a point in time before you attempted the file location change.

If that doesn't work or you don't have any system restore points, this tutorial explains how to return user folders to their default location.

User Folders - Restore Default Location
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i was just looking into speedeing things up in vista

and wondered would it be possible to move my page file to a usb flash drive and would that improve the performace of it (the page file) and in turn vista?

any info advice on the matter would be much apreciated


A:is it possible to change location of page file?

Yes it is possible however I'm not sure that it would really help considering the transfer speed (unless that is you have USB 3.0 with a USB 3.0 device) especially if your pagefile is hardly used.

Virtual Memory Paging File - Change
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However, neither one holds. The network location will hold for a day or 2 and then revert back to her My Documents location.

Does anyone have any ideas on a fix?



A:Excel default file location won't change

You may be able to get away with using a macro that is attached to the Personal.xls template. Just add the code to the workbook_open event of the template file (Personal.xls) so that it will fire each time Excel is opened. If you are unsure how to access Personal.xls just follow these steps.

1) Open Excel and record a macro using the macro recorder. When the macro recorder box pops up change the option under "Store Macro In" from This Workbook to Personal Macro Workbook and click OK. This will create your Excel template called Personal.xls

2) Stop the macro recorder (doesn't matter if no action was taken)

3) Press ALT + F11 to bring up the VB editor.

4) Drill through the project explorer Window on left to find object called "ThisWorkbook" under Personal.xls and right click it and choose view code.

5) Paste the code below into the blank code module and save.

Private Sub Workbook_Open()

Application.DefaultFilePath = "C:\YourPath"

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A:how to change outlook data file location

Can someone point me in a direction where I might get some help. I tried Outlook books but no help. I can't seem to find an Microsoft site that would be helpful. I need to get it running ASAP.

Thank You
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A:Change location of default .pst file (outlook XP)


See if this helps:

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Hello, I have a question about the Windows Library system. I recently downloaded RPG Maker Ace and when I try to save the game/project, it saves it in Documents! I would like to know if there is any way to change or stop this program (also happens with some video games) from saving the projects in this location and possibly save it in a sub-folder of Documents or within the Program x86 files themselves.

Program: RPG Maker VX Ace | RPG Maker | Create A Game!

Note: Please do not reply if your answer is going to be: "Make a thread about it in their forums."

A:RPG Maker Ace Save File Location Change

Welcome to Seven Forums lurker. In searching it appears it may be as easy as moving the folder to another location. Have a look at these threads:

How to save your project outside of RPG Maker VX - RPG Maker VX Community

Project Save Location Change Help - RPG Maker VX Ace - RPG Maker Forums

Changing SaveFile Location - RPG Maker VX Ace - RPG Maker Forums

A Guy

P.S. Or make a thread about it in their forms
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I tried backing up and then restoring to a different location. I was able to do this and the files have been copied to the new location but I cannot get EasyShare to access the files in the new location - it just continues to use the old default location.

There does not seem to be any way to enter/modify a path to the file location.

I have searched extensively in the Help program and in the FAQ at the Kodak site but found nothing helpful.

Would really appreciate any advice/help with this.


A:EasyShare: How to change path, file location

You can the default location in the Easy Share programs options. I just did this for my parents a few weeks agao. It's there and pretty obvious it's got the entire save path listed. I can't be more specific then that since I don't use it.
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A:How do I properly change my file target path/Location?

There are registry edits you can do to point Windows to your other drive but IMO they are more trouble than they are worth. Personally, I just recreate the folders on my hdd and then forget about the ones on the ssd. A few unused folders on the ssd don't take much space or bother anything.

Using the "libraries" feature of Win 7, you can add the new folders from your hdd to the Documents, Pictures, Music, etc... Libraries so they are readily accessible. You can even remove the folders on your ssd from the Libraries if seeing the empty folder there bothers you.
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I am an administrator, and as far as I can tell with my level of know-how, I have full permissions.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

A:Can't change default opening location of File Explorer

Hello Ali Abela, and welcome to Eight Forums.

The tutorial below can help show you how to change the default open to target for File Explorer.

File Explorer Taskbar Icon - Change Open To Target

Hope this helps,
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A:change signature file location in outlook 2003


Seems to indicate that this is not possible.

What you might be able to do however is locate your entire machine profile on a network share, and then have each machine load the profile (including signatures) from there.
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A:Create image - change temp file location

Are you sure its trying to create it on the recovery partition? I find it odd that it would even use that partition.Have you tried monitoring it with Procmon to see where the process is writing to?
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A:How can I change default location of Windows Live Mail Contacts file?

There's no easy way to change the location of WEMail contacts. Any registry hacks for any Windows application only makes your system less stable. I don't know of any registry tricks for this.

A better way is to move your entire user profile to a sperate partition on the root drive.

User Profile - Change Default Location - Method One

This is preferred over changing individual standard folders location in the folder properties (Documents, Music, Pictures, Videos) and changing default locations inside an application (Msg Store location).

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A:Change folder/file location - use Move, Symbolic link or Junction?

Did you install much software already? Did you change a lot of usersettings (not systemwide) already?
it's very difficult to modify all junction points to point to new location. And some programs read registry setting to determine were "My documents" is pointing to and COPY that to their registry settings.
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A:change my network location to its true location

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A:MS Paint "Save as" location is NOT the file source location

Hello hvaleton Welcome to the Ten Forums!

I just right clicked on an image file here and chose the Edit option and the "save as" to save the jpeg file with the word "duplicate" added into the file name to save it in the original location. You may want to try starting with the Paint app first you find in the Start>AllApps>Windows Accessories list and then simply choose the open option in the file menu to browse to and select the intended file. You can also see that pinned to the Start menu as well as to the main taskbar with a fast right click.

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A:Change default location for "Change Icon..." button?

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A:How Do You Change Location?

Hello Andre,

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A:Can't Change Location

After manually selecting all the contents of the Favorites folder (which housed some, but not all, of the temp files), and deleting them, I was able to delete the Favorites folder, but I'm pretty sure that when it regenerates, it'll be the Temp files in there rather than the empty Favorites folder.

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A:Change location

This might be what you're looking for.....

Change the country or region setting
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A:change default location

donatbollonk said:

I know I can change it one by one by clicking option-file location-modify.

Click to expand...

Why don't you like this procedure? It will take approximately 5 minutes to modify default location of file for these applications.
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A:Network Location Change

Hello Mike, and welcome to Ten Forums.

If you haven't already, the tutorial below may be able to help for setting your network location.

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User Folders - Change Default Location

Note: I'm using the super-admin account instead of the limited one, so I should have full access to just about everything.

Any help is much appreciated.

A:Change Location of My Documents

Quote: Originally Posted by Kill3dwardDead

I'd like to change the location of My Documents, but they've removed the location tab that was present in Vista. What I'm looking to do is set the location of My Documents to E: (Western Digital 1TB My Book) as opposed to C: (Primary 150GB Hard-Drive) because of the much needed storage space.

User Folders - Change Default Location

Note: I'm using the super-admin account instead of the limited one, so I should have full access to just about everything.

Any help is much appreciated.

Hi Kill3dwardDead,

No Microsoft didn't remove the Location Tab, your just clicking properties for the wrong item

Your clicking properties on the Library folder called "Documents", instead expand the library folder and click properties on the "My Documents" folder, from there you can see the location tab and change its location

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A:Change Network Location for LAN?

That screenshot is showing another network on your pc unconnected. I am guessing that it is your unused onboard lan. If you never wire your pc to use a connection and only use wireless, go to the device manager and disable the onboard lan.

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Saves what stuff? Downloading from internet or what? be more specific on what its saving.
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Seemingly a similar issue as this question you asked,
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You can move the User folders if you want.
Documents, Pictures, Videos, Music, Podcasts

In fact, I would recommend do this, keeping User DATA seperate from the OS.

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2) I makes creating a system Image/Backup much faster.
3) In the even you must reinstall Windows, all of your User DATA in these folders will remain on the selected hard Drive, so you do not loose it by formating.

But you can not move "Program Files" or "Program Files (x86)"
And why would you want to?

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If you re-instal Windows, those applications on the other drive may no longer work either.
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Installed programs should be with Windows.

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Perhaps I am misunderstanding your question here.
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What exactly are you trying to save?
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A:Change default documents location


Open Regedit and navigate to this subkey:

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Originally Posted by Jonnydoe

Hello I have a 64gb ssd with windows 8 installed on it , and I would like to install all my programs to d drive which is a 1tb drive , but if can't find any options to do this ...
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Hi Simon, welcome to the Seven Forums.

Here two even easier methods, from our Tutorials section:
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Well it should be editable in the Target tab, but you say that doesn't affect how it operates? You are clicking 'ok' or 'apply' before checking the general tab correct?

You can also try resetting it to default


Originally Posted by Microsoft

Restore the My Documents Folder to Its Default Location
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A:Can't change My Desktop folder location

Originally Posted by tata2078


I've been trying to change the "My Desktop" location, by following the
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A:IE9 - when downloading can't change download location

Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45

Hi all
I'm struggling with IE9 -- don't really like what I've seen so far

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5. Press the Windows+R keys to open the Run dialog, type shell:UsersFilesFolder, and press enter.
NOTE: This will open your C:\Users\(user-name) folder.

6. Right click or press and hold on a user folder (ex: My Music, My Documents, My Pictures, etc.....) that you want to move the default location for, and click/tap on Properties. (See screenshot below)

From what I have read a few places I might be in the wrong place.So what am I doing wrong.

A:How to change dfault location of --MY DOCUMENTS

Hello Bill,

If you like, you might consider this below to be able to access the files from your libraries with the files actually located where you like instead. This way you will not have to worry about any potential issues that come with moving user folder locations.
Create a new folder at any location you want.
Move any files you want into the new folder.
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Hope this helps.
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In Windows 10 I recommend using the Sysprep method: Users Folder - Move Location in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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It is not recommend to change the Windows Store apps install location. This will cause Windows Store apps or the store itself to stop working.

1. press Win+R on the keyboard then type "regedit" and press enter.
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A:My Documents/Pictures/Video Location Change

Hello Stephen, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It seems like the WARNING under step 9 in the tutorial below is what happened to you.

User Folders - Change Default Location

Backup the contents of these folder to be safe, restore the default user folder locations, and delete any user folder that does not have the "Location" tab in it's properties windows. Now repeat moving the default location for the user folders, be sure to use the tutorial above to not avoid the issue in the warning at step 9.

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