Users folders are those specific folder which are default location for your download, pictures, music, links, favorites , contacts etc. Now if you are using them to store all your documents etc you can lost it when your drive gets formatted. Well I am not saying you to stop using it but with Windows Vista you can change the location of these folders!!!
- Juts right click on any of the folders
- Select properties and then location tab.
- There you get option to choose another path.
- Once you select it will copy the complete data inside taht folder into that new location and you are done.
Next time you store anything here it will be availble in the path you saved. Since there are system folders its possible to change location like this. You dont get this option in normal folders.