Move your media files to an external drive and How to add your frequently used folder to favorites

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Hard drive filling up? Nothing frees spaces than moving your music library to an external or second internal drive. First close any music-playing software. In Windows XP, Open my documents and drag the music folder to the external drive. Windows will figure out that you are moving a special folder and will change its own settings accordingly. (If you don’t use my music folder, just drag the folder to the drive. Windows doesn’t have to treat it as a special folder because well, it isn’t

In VISTA click start, right-click Music, and then select properties. Click the location tab. Change the path to the folder on your new hard drive and click OK.

If windows ask whether you want to create a new folder, click yes when windows inquire whether you want to move all of the files, click yes again. If you use Windows Media player, open it after the move and press , Select the new Music folder and let the application search for the files.

Note: Shifting your music to a secondary drive will open up lots of space on your main hard drive

  • Open a favorite folder

If you go to a certain folder all the time, put it in your favorite’s folder, so you can always reach it from the start menu. Thus setup is especially convenient if you normally don’t use the internet explorer, because you won’t see favorite folder mixed with your favorite websites.

To place it in the Favorites drag the beloved folder from the windows explorer to the start button and from there to the favorites menu. In Windows Xp, you also have the option of opening the folder and then clicking favorites> add to favorites from inside the Explorer window.

If you don’t see the favorites in your start up menu then follow the simple steps given below.

To Add Favorites to Start Menu in Windows XP:

1. On the Taskbar (bar with the Start menu) right-click on blank section and select Properties
2. From the dialog box select Start Menu tab
3. Click Customize button
4. From the dialog box select Advanced tab
5. In the Start Menu Items section check Favorites Menu
6. Click on OK to close dialog boxes.

To Add Favorites to Start Menu in Windows 2000:

1. On the Taskbar (bar with the Start menu) right-click on blank section and select Properties
2. From the dialog box select Advanced tab
3. In the Start Menu Settings section check Display Favorites

4. Click on OK to close dialog boxes

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