Windows 10: Can't Move Documents Folder From C to D Drive

Discus and support Can't Move Documents Folder From C to D Drive in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I have not been able to move my documents folder from my C drive, which is a solid state drive, to my D drive, which is a regular hard drive. I've... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by tangodream, Jun 12, 2021.

  1. Can't Move Documents Folder From C to D Drive


    I have not been able to move my documents folder from my C drive, which is a solid state drive, to my D drive, which is a regular hard drive. I've tried going into the folder properties and changing the location, but it doesn't move. I do not have One Drive installed on my machine, but I do have Drop Box and IDrive for back up purposes. What other options can I try?

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    tangodream, Jun 12, 2021
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  2. Windows 10 search not showing any document in C&D drive

    Hi,

    In windows 10 search, if I try to search any document in my C or D drive, that doesn’t show in the search result. whereas if I change the Filter "All" Category to "folder" or documents it will show there.

    Example: I have a folder named “AAA” in C Drive, and I search that folder in windows 10 search, there will be no result, same time if I change the Filter “All” to Folder, there I can found this folder “AAA”.

    Note that the C and D Drives are already in the indexing list. And I have rebuild the indexing, still I couldn’t solve this issue.
     
    ZulfikarAli kk, Jun 12, 2021
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  3. I mistakenly made my D: drive as document folder.

    I was planning to move my documents folder from C:\Users\Inspiron Laptop\Documents to D:\Documents. But instead I made the whole drive D: as documents folder. After this I tried restoring default location of the documents folder via properties to undo my
    mistake but a pop-up appears saying

    "The folder cant be moved here. Failed to build the list of regular subdirectories under 'D:\System Volume Information'. Access denied"

    Please help me. Thank you!
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    francisherrera2, Jun 12, 2021
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  4. S_and_S Win User

    Can't Move Documents Folder From C to D Drive

    have 1.6 gB free on drive D but drive C is full so why won't it store on drive D: ????

    Why won't the computer store or use the 1.7GB drive D ...

    Permissions have no role to play here, and I really hope you did not alter the access control lists for your D: drive.

    By default, all software stores its data in folders on the C: drive, because every computer has a C: drive (by convention) and a software developer can't know in advance whether any given computer will have additional partitions.

    Most data must stay on the C: drive. That includes Windows itself and all components of Windows, including updates. However, your personal data (documents, music, etc.) can be moved to a different partition - like your D: drive - and you can set your D:
    drive to be the default location for all future data of the same type. The default location for your personal data must be an internal drive (so not a flash drive.)

    You can move these personal data folders from C: to D: ( and it's easy to doCan't Move Documents Folder From C to D Drive :)

    Documents

    Downloads

    Music

    Pictures

    Videos

    There are a few additional data folders that can be moved, but virtually all of your personal data likely resides in those folders. There are several ways to move your data, and I suppose everyone has their favorite method, so I'll show you one way.

    Before you start, if you manually altered the permissions on your D: drive, do yourself a favor: backup everything you have on the D: drive to an external drive, then delete D: and re-create it. It will be created with the default permissions.

    I'll start with the Documents folder -- C:\Users\your user name \Documents

    1. Right-click on the folder and choose Properties from the context menu
    2. On the Location tab, change the drive letter in the box from C: to D:
    3. Don't change anything else.
    4. Click on the Move button. You'll be asked if you also want to move the contents of the Documents folder to the new location. Of course, you'll say 'yes.'
    (Windows asks that question because you can, if you wish, leave existing data on the C: drive and move all future data to the D: drive.)

    After you click on the Move button, two things happen: 1) a new folder is created, namely D:\Users\your user name\Documents which is from now on the default location for all your documents, and 2) all your existing documents are moved to the new folder.

    Do the same for the other folders.

    You can also move the Desktop folder C:\Users\your user name\Desktop. What you see on the desktop is actually a combination of three separate folders, one of which you can move.

    If you use Microsoft Office Outlook, you can move your message store (the .pst file) but you need to do that from within Outlook.

    Don't try to move any other folders!

    Now you can backup C: and D: independently. That's a huge advantage.
     
    S_and_S, Jun 12, 2021
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