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currently, im downloading everything to a folder in my desktop, everything's fine but my my drive C is getting full so i want to put all my downloads in my DRIVE D which is empty, i tried copy and paste but it didnt work, can anyone teach me? im using windows 7 32-bit btw..

oh yeah, what's the different between a 32 bit and 64 bit windows 7?
 

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If you want to move all of your Desktop items to the D drive, open up Windows Explorer and select the D drive. Then select all of your items (Ctrl-A) and drag them to the Explorer window.

'Desktop' technically isn't a real folder. Windows maintains it in a set location at all times and it cannot be moved via copy/cut and paste.
 

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but i want to keep all my downloads in the front screen (the desktop), i know i can move it all to drive D but then it wont be in the front screen, it will be in drive D.. is there no way to do this?
 

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Umm....make a separate "Downloads" folder in D drive and point your download manager to that folder? Is it absolutely necessary that downloads MUST be available at your desktop? You could just create a shortcut to the downloads folder to your desktop.
 

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In addition to gamefreak94's suggestion, after you move everything to a 'Downloads' folder on D, you can right-click the folder and create a shortcut. Move that shortcut to your Desktop and viola! Instant access to your downloads via the Desktop.
 

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You could always go the complicated route - copy all of your desktop's contents to a folder on another partition, then delete your desktop folder and create a symbolic link in its place that points to the folder on the other partition.

I've done it with the entire user folder on Vista (you have to do it as a different user than the one whose files you're moving) - I don't know about Windows 7.

The shortcut is easier though.
 

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go to c:\users\"your account name"\desktop right click the desktop folder, select properties, highlight the location button then select move, you can point it to a new folder everywhere you want.
this apply to windows created folders on your users folder.
 
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