Windows 10: can't change location of Documents folder

Discus and support can't change location of Documents folder in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; chased down a bunch of posts for the error message but not found an answer yet I added a new registry entry that was a post suggestion to fix [img]... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by bbxrider, Mar 30, 2021.

  1. bbxrider Win User

    can't change location of Documents folder


    chased down a bunch of posts for the error message but not found an answer yet

    I added a new registry entry that was a post suggestion to fix

    can't change location of Documents folder [​IMG]


    I'm suspicious it has some thing to do with Documents being in OneDrive?

    The folder, mydocs, on my G drive is a copy of the Documents folder from a replaced drive, when I first got the
    error I changed the folder name to myDocs thinking maybe the problem was do to having the same folder name
    on the target move location.


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    can't change location of Documents folder [​IMG]



    can't change location of Documents folder [​IMG]

    :)
     
    bbxrider, Mar 30, 2021
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  2. Downloads folder is the Documents folder

    Hi Chris,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    I suggest you to Restore to Default the folders and document settings and see if it helps.

    Step 1:

    Please follow below steps and check if it helps.

    • Go to Download folder.
    • Right click on the Download Folder and go to Properties.
    • In Properties go to Location tab.
    • In location Tab Click on Restore Default.


    Step 2:

    Please follow below steps and check if it helps.

    • Go to Documents folder.
    • Right click on the Document folder and go to Properties.
    • In Properties go to Location tab.
    • In location Tab Click on Restore Default.
    After performing above steps change the settings as you required and check if it helps.

    Hope these information helps, please get back to us for future support, we’ll be glad to assist you further.

    Thank you.
     
    Prabhavathi Patil, Mar 30, 2021
    #2
  3. Nicrite Win User
    Vista Ultimate - 'User' Folder Location

    No tried that.

    Can copy the entire folder to D; but Windows still points to C as the location. Can change personal folders location to a folder on D;, but this still leaves hidden files etc on C;. Thus meaning there are 2 Users folders. Have managed to change the Public folder location to D;, with some registry tweaks, but this doesnt seem to work for the entire folder.

    any more suggestions
     
    Nicrite, Mar 30, 2021
    #3
  4. can't change location of Documents folder

    Multiple 'Documents' folders under 'This PC'

    Hi,

    Thank you for your interest in Windows 10.

    This may happen if one the “documents” folder has been stored on different target location.

    Follow the methods below and check if it helps:

    Method 1

    I suggest that you check both the folders location where they are saved using the below method:


    • Right-click on any one documents folder and then click Properties.

    • Click the Location tab, click Restore Default, and then click Apply and OK.

    • Check what happens, try these step on all the documents folder.
    Method 2

    If the above step fails then try checking the target location of both the folders by using the find target option:


    • Right-click on any one documents folder and then click Properties.

    • Click the Location tab, click Find target.

    • Check where the target location of both the folders is and check if any one goes to the user name location and later delete the one which goes to wrong location.
    Hope this information is helpful. Please do let us know if you need further assistance, we’ll be glad to assist you.
     
    Giridhar J, Mar 30, 2021
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