I have my 250GB HDD split up into 3 partitions. 25GB has a windows 7 installation. 25GB has Ubuntu 14.04. 200GB is simply an empty NTFS partition. I have done in the past with windows instaltions where I have the same thing set up to where all my picture, videos, music, programs, templets, and ECT all goto/install to that 200GB partition. I simply want to change my default paths in Ubuntu to do the same thing but can't figure out how. This way when I go to open up pictures, videos, and music it will open up the same location on the 200GB parttion as I have it set to do in Windows.
Use symbolic linking.
First, you need to mount your 200Gb partition, if that has not already happened. You need to use the
mount command to mount the partition manually; if that goes well, you may want to edit
/etc/fstab to have the partition automatically mounted at reboot.
Suppose the partition is mounted at
/media/largedisk, and that all your music is stored in
/media/largedisk/Music/. Then, move everything in
/home/youruser/Music out of the way so that it is empty, then remove the empty directory:
rmdir /home/youruser/Music. Now, create a link to the new partition:
ln -s /media/largedisk/Music /home/youruser/Music. Now everytime you use the folder
/home/youruser/Music, you will in fact be addressing the Music directory on the other partition. To remove this, simply
rm /home/youruser/Music: this will only remove the link, not the Music folder on the other partition.
Then repeat for videos, photos, etc.