Windows 10: Data on separate partition or drive?

  1.    29 Jun 2015 #1

    Data on separate partition or drive?

    Wondering how Windows 10 deals with putting data on a separate partition or drive. Does it use the same general method as in Windows 7, where it re-maps (for example) "Documents" to a folder on a different letter drive path? So that C:\Users\{user}\Documents becomes G:\Users\{user}\Documents?

    I'm hoping that it actually becomes more like *nix, using symbolic links to point to the right place (so C:\Users\{user}\Documents points to the separate partition of drive). Personally, I find the Win7 method to be clunky and problematic in actual use.
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       30 Jun 2015 #2

    I use an external drive for storing my files. Within that drive are many folders, sub folders and even sub, sub folders.

    To create a default place for your documents, do this:

    Settings>System>Storage>New documents will save to:>Down Arrow>choose where you want to save documents.

    I chose my Toshiba external drive; Windows created a folder within Toshiba with my user name as default and then nested a Documents folder within that..

    Now, for saving:

    Ctrl S (for Save)>Browse and your default will show up.

    Not as clean as I'd like, but it works . . . after a fashion. Personally, I'd rather just go for choosing which folder I want to store any particular document in.
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