Windows 10: How do I change the default location for windows 10 update files?

Discus and support How do I change the default location for windows 10 update files? in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I need to change the current location of windows update files from c;\windows\softwaredistribution to a folder on my d: drive as I am running out of... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by Christof Brummerhoff, May 14, 2024.

  1. How do I change the default location for windows 10 update files?


    I need to change the current location of windows update files from c;\windows\softwaredistribution to a folder on my d: drive as I am running out of space. I have tried some of the methods described in other posts using the mklink /j command. See I stopped the update service and created the necessary folder structures. But... I get a "Access Denied" error message. I do run this process as the administrator.Do I need to stop any additional services ? Or is there another way to do this?Thanks in advance for your help.Chris

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    Christof Brummerhoff, May 14, 2024
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  2. 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.
     
  3. Can I Change My Default Desktop Location??

    Hello Lucas,

    You may change the default location for the desktop and library folders on Windows 10.

    To change the default location of the folders, please follow these steps:

    • Click Start, type This PC and press
      Enter
      .
    • Right-click the Desktop folder and select Properties.
    • Go to Location tab and click Move.
    • Find the new location for the Desktop folder and click
      Select
      Folder.
    • Click OK to finish.

    The steps must be done on each of the library folders.

    Regards.
     
  4. Geethu B Win User

    How do I change the default location for windows 10 update files?

    Making HDD as default saving location instead of sdd for files

    Hi Kiefer,

    Thank you for contacting Microsoft Community.
    I will surely help you to fix this issue.

    I suggest you to try the following steps to change default saving locations. Check if it helps.


    • Click on Start and click on
      Settings.

    • Open System and click on
      Storage in the left-pane.

    • Under the section Save Locations in the
      right-pane, select the appropriate location to which you want to save files.

    • Restart the computer and check if it helps.
    Hope this information helps. Reply to the post with an updated status of the issue so that we can assist you further.
     
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