Windows 10: Changing Downloads folder from C: SSD drive to D: HDD drive, now the downloads folder path...

Discus and support Changing Downloads folder from C: SSD drive to D: HDD drive, now the downloads folder path... in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; Hi ! I was trying to make space on my SSD by changing the location of the Downloads folder. I moved the location from C:\Users\MyName\Downloads to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by AliFaraj1, Dec 29, 2019.

  1. AliFaraj1 Win User

    Changing Downloads folder from C: SSD drive to D: HDD drive, now the downloads folder path...


    Hi !


    I was trying to make space on my SSD by changing the location of the Downloads folder. I moved the location from C:\Users\MyName\Downloads to the D:\ folder. Now instead of moving the folder to the other drive, the location of downloads IS the drive, meaning all the contents are in the D:\ folder, instead of a "Downloads" folder existing in the D:\ drive. How can i reset this? Changing Downloads folder from C: SSD drive to D: HDD drive, now the downloads folder path... b537de62-c3e2-49ed-9aaa-2a6c6a68243f?upload=true.png

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    AliFaraj1, Dec 29, 2019
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  2. dianaΤ Win User

    my d drive and downloads folder is the same folder???

    my d drive is the same folder as my downloads folder and the important things I have in my d drive are now in the same place as my downloads and it's bad because sometimes I almost remove things that are important because I forget that my d drive and downloads
    folder are the same. Like I have a bunch of folders there that I've almost deleted numerous of times because I think im in the downloads folder and that it's just a copy of the original folder and then I remember that I'm on the actual drive. And it's really
    hard to clean out my stuff because I don't know what is what. Like sometimes I don't know if the file or folder in there is something that is downloaded and that I don't need or something important. I don't remember how this happened but I think that I was
    trying to make my d drive my main drive and one some way I changed the location of the drive to my downloads folder. Because I wanted the things I download to go into the d drive folder and not the c drive because I use that one for programs but I didn't want
    my downloads folder to be my d drive!

    Is there any way to change it so my downloads folder is my downloads folder and that my d drive is somewhere else again?

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    dianaΤ, Dec 29, 2019
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  3. dianaΤ Win User
    my d drive and downloads folder is the same folder???

    The folder I drew a circle around is supposed to be the downloads folder and it's supposed to be named downloads folder(but in swedish) but now it's the d drive (as you can see it says D:\ ) so now my downloads and everything on my d drive are stored into
    the same folder.

    Before when it was only the downloads folder the things I downloaded got stored into the c drive but I use the c drive for important things and it doesn't have much space on it and my d drive has a lot of space so I wanted my downloads to go into the d
    drive instead.

    So I wanted my main drive where I download photos and videos and stuff to be the d drive and my important things such as programs to get installed into the c drive. But I think that I in some way changed the location of the d drive folder into the downloads
    folder so that's why it's like this. But is there some way to fix it`?

    (also I can't move any of the files out of the d drive because it just says to copy them. Like I can cut them out and then paste them onto my desktop or something but I can't move them out of the d drive/downloads folder) I've also tried to reset the location
    of my downloads folder but because the downloads folder was in my c drive I cant. One of the folders on my d drive (the one thats called ''editing'' is 112 GB so I can't fix the downloads folder while it's in there because if I reset the downloads folder
    it will go back into the c drive and I only have 32GB left on my c drive so i can't change the location of the downloads folder. and I can't change the location of the actual d drive because then it goes to the downloads folder and it doesn't work.

    But is there a way to make my d drive the main drive so my desktop and everything is on it instead of the c drive???
    Changing Downloads folder from C: SSD drive to D: HDD drive, now the downloads folder path... ba73f760-152e-49db-b2a4-08ef921b4390.png
     
    dianaΤ, Dec 29, 2019
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  4. Changing Downloads folder from C: SSD drive to D: HDD drive, now the downloads folder path...

    moving download folder

    i just got a new system with both an ssd and a hard drive, i installed the windows on the ssd and plugged the hdd after. when moving the download directory to the hdd i accidentally made it D:\ and not D:\Downloads. and now it registered my hdd as the
    downloads folder. whenever i change it it gives me an error "cant redirect a parent into a child. the specified path is invalid. and when i restore to defaults it gives the error "failed to build the list of regular subdirectories under the volume "D:\ System
    Volume Information." access is denied"
     
    ibrahimmohamed1, Dec 29, 2019
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