Windows 10: Changed system folder location in Windows 10

Discus and support Changed system folder location in Windows 10 in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I have a system folder called Movies that appears in My PC. This folder was a folder named F:\Movies. I have moved this folder to a new larger drive,... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by mjw72652, Sep 1, 2020.

  1. mjw72652 Win User

    Changed system folder location in Windows 10


    I have a system folder called Movies that appears in My PC. This folder was a folder named F:\Movies. I have moved this folder to a new larger drive, so the system folder in My PC no longer points to it, and it doesn't work any more. How can I change this so that it now opens J:\Movies properly? I am using Windows 10 home 64 bit 2004 release.

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    mjw72652, Sep 1, 2020
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  2. 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, Sep 1, 2020
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  3. Ahhzz Win User
    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, Sep 1, 2020
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  4. psbecker Win User

    Changed system folder location in Windows 10

    Change Folder Icon in Windows 10


    I just acquired a new laptop running Windows 10 and am trying to change the icons of the folders in the StartUp "Program" folder so that they would stand out a little better. I used my admin account and followed all the steps listed above, but when I clicked on "Apply", nothing happened. The same basic windows folder icon remained attached to the folder. I also tried to go into Properties and capitalize some of the folder names, but that didn't work either. Looks like something is protecting them, but I cannot figure out what it is much less how to get around this blockage, Any suggestions?
     
    psbecker, Sep 1, 2020
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