Saving Files Under Windows

achrist at achrist at
Sun Jun 15 06:31:00 CEST 2003

I've got similar trouble with my WinNT machine, which is why I won't
default to put data into the folders that MS sets up on C: if the
OS is old.  My drive is aN ibm 20 Gb, but the BIOS can't handle a
partition bigger than 8 Gb, so it's divided into drives C:, D:, I:,
and J:, using  special software from IBM.  This special software
will make the C: drive any size that you want, as long as you 
want it to be exactly 2 Gb. Since MS automatically puts all kinds of
things useful and otherwise on C:,  I don't have space there for
anything that I can put anywhere else.

I guess that with new systems you are supposed to be happy with
huge folders of programs and data on C:.  IDK.


Dennis Lee Bieber wrote:
> Tim Golden fed this fish to the penguins on Friday 13 June 2003 06:30
> am:
> >
> > Not necessarily a complete answer. I don't believe there are any
> > "rules", in Python or otherwise. However, Microsoft would rather like
> > you to save things in "My Documents", "My Pictures", "My Rubbish Bin"
> > and so on, and the easiest way to find them is discussed in the above
> > thread (and a few others if you care to Google back through this
> > newsgroup).
> >
>         Which I consider a pain -- It wouldn't be so bad if M$ had the
> foresight to mandate that those (what I consider "dynamic" directories)
> were automatically placed on a separate PARTITION, so that run-away
> data files don't kill what I consider a "system software" (static)
> partition.
>         I'm still configuring my new laptop -- doing a full backup with 3rd
> party installed software first, THEN I'm going to risk Partition Magic
> on it to create my "data" partition. Will still take some time to get
> all the applications configured. Is there some easy way to define M$'s
> "My <bleeping this & that>" to use a separate partition?

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