Whenever you create a new user account in Windows, it creates a lot of folders like “My Documents“, “My Music” etc. Most of the times when you save documents or download music or pictures, these are saved in these folders and all these data are stored in default drive of OS. In case Windows crashes and you need to re-install Windows, then you end up loosing all data.
In order to keep data safe, you can reorganize your Windows folders. Right click on My Documents and click properties. Select the target tab in properties. Type in the desired location where you want to reorgaize data. Here I have given as drive E:\Backup. Once you have enetered the path, click OK. It will ask whether you want to move all data to new location and chose Yes.
Now all the documents and files in My Documents would be moved to new location. Whenever you save any new documents to My Documents, then these will be saved on the new path hence keeping you data safe. This method can be used in Windows Vista as well.