In yesterday’s tip, I explained how to move the My Documents folder. To move the default folders that Windows XP uses for music, pictures, or video, you use a slightly different technique: Select the folder you want to move (My Music, My Pictures, My Video), hold down the right mouse button, and drag it to its new location. When you release the mouse button, choose Move Here. Windows XP automatically updates all references to the folder, including those in the Start menu.
This tip is especially useful if you have a large music or video collection. By moving the My Music or My Videos folder (or both) out of My Documents, you greatly reduce the size of your documents folder and make the task of backing it up faster and easier. A separate drive is the ideal location for bulky music and video files.