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Move the "My Documents" folder or other files onto the P drive (File Transfer)

First, you must make sure that the contents of your "My Documents" folder will fit into your allotted 5 gigabyte (GB) of P drive space. If My Documents is over 5 GB you must move non-critical items into a temporary folder or delete the non-critical items before starting the file transfer.

  • XP Users: Click on Start and you will see My Documents in the top right corner. Right-click the My Documents icon and choose Properties. Select the General tab and you will see the size.
  • Mac Users: Highlight folder, then in the Finder menu click File and select Get Info.The folder size will be shown in the folder info window.
Move Your My Documents folder to the P Drive

Important: Close all applications when moving the My Documents folder to the file server. Depending on the size of the folder, the file transfer may take some time. We recommend that you start the file transfer before leaving for lunch, or when you won't need the computer. Working in other applications and conducting a file transfer at the same time will disrupt the transfer process. If the network becomes unavailable during the transfer process, contact the HelpDesk at x8-2532.

  1. Right-click on the My Documents folder and choose Properties.

  2. Change the target folder location to P:\My Documents and click Apply.

  3. target

  4. You will be asked if you would like to create a new folder in this location. Click Yes.

  5. Then you will be asked if you would like to move all the documents from the old location to the new location you have chosen. Click yes.

  6. dialogue box

  7. Depending on the size of the folder, the transfer may take some time. We recommend that you do not continue to work in other applications while your documents are transferring to the server.
What if I want to put other files not located in My Documents folder into my P Drive?

Navigate to the document(s) you want to move to your P Drive, select them, and drag and drop them on the P Drive shortcut on your desktop.

Or, when working with a file use the "Save As" function and select a folder on the P drive to save the file to. You will then be able to open the file from the P drive location and save it back to the same folder while you work.

I want to put my Outlook Personal Folders on my P Drive. How do I do that?

Please contact the HelpDesk at x82532 for assistance.


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