How do I change the default location of the My Documents folder from the C or boot drive to a different hard drive?

Individuals with smaller boot drives, such as the Solid State Drives, may be interested in moving folders typically stored on the boot drive to a larger capacity secondary drive. Microsoft provides the following procedures for doing so:

  1. Create a new documents folder on the D drive.
  2. Right-click the new folder and click Include in Library > Documents.
  3. Click Start > Documents.
  4. Double-click My Documents to show its contents.
  5. Drag and drop the files to the new folder.
  6. Press F5 to refresh the view.
  7. Under Documents Library , click locations.
  8. Right-click the new folder and click Set as default save location.
  9. [Optional] Click My Documents and click Remove .