Windows 10: How do I copy the contents of the Documents folder to another folder

Discus and support How do I copy the contents of the Documents folder to another folder in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I'm asking how to copy the contents of the Documents folder to another folder, not move the folder, itself. The Documents folder seems to have a... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Jim8080, Jul 24, 2020.

  1. Jim8080 Win User

    How do I copy the contents of the Documents folder to another folder


    I'm asking how to copy the contents of the Documents folder to another folder, not move the folder, itself.

    The Documents folder seems to have a special status, and the normal copy-paste approach seems to only work for a limited number of folders at one time. Unusual things seem to happen if the number is too large.

    Maybe the problem is just the large number of folders I'm attempting to process at one time. If so, what is a good approach to copy a large quantity of folders at one time?

    I'm running win10 with a legacy BIOS, but also have a computer with UEFI.

    Jim

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    Jim8080, Jul 24, 2020
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  2. Jim8080 Win User

    How do I copy the contents of the Documents folder to another folder

    Well, I found what caused my problem. I was using a 3rd party file manager, Directory Opus. It provides two windows and has many features not found in File Explorer, but performs poorly for me when attempting to copy the contents of the Documents folder.

    I have noticed issues with other 3rd party apps when dealing with the Documents folder. For example, Beyond Compare lists documents in two folders side by side and allows you look for differences, shift files from one folder to the other, etc., but the Documents folder cannot be checked.

    Thanks to all who answered my topic.

    Jim
     
    Jim8080, Jul 26, 2020
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  3. Jim8080 Win User
    How do I copy the contents of the Documents folder to another folder

    I'm asking how to copy the contents of the Documents folder to another folder, not move the folder, itself.

    The Documents folder seems to have a special status, and the normal copy-paste approach seems to only work for a limited number of folders at one time. Unusual things seem to happen if the number is too large.

    Maybe the problem is just the large number of folders I'm attempting to process at one time. If so, what is a good approach to copy a large quantity of folders at one time?

    I'm running win10 with a legacy BIOS, but also have a computer with UEFI.

    Jim
     
    Jim8080, Jul 26, 2020
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  4. Frogger Win User

    How do I copy the contents of the Documents folder to another folder

    ?? How do I PW protect Folders in windows

    hmmm?
    Sharing files and folders overview You can share the files and folders stored on your computer, on a network, and on the Web. The method you choose depends on whom you want to share files with, and what computer they will use to access the files.

    When you share files or folders, they are not as protected as they are when you do not share them. People with access to your computer or your network might be able to read, copy, or change files that are in a shared folder. You should always be aware that the files and folders that you share are available to other people and be sure to monitor your shared files and folders on a regular basis.

    Important

    If your computer is not joined to a domain, you can use the Network Setup Wizard to automatically turn file and printer sharing on or off. To start the Network Setup Wizard, click Start, click Control Panel, click Network and Internet Connections, and then click Network Setup Wizard.
    If you both use the same computer

    You can put the files you want to share in the Shared Documents folder. Files stored in the Shared Documents folder or its subfolders are always available to other users on your computer.

    Step-by-step procedure
    Note

    If you are connected to a network domain, the Shared Documents, Shared Pictures, and Shared Music folders are not available.
    If both computers are on the same network

    You can share a folder or drive on your computer with others on the network. You can also control whether the files in the shared folder can be modified by other users.

    If your computer is connected to a network domain, use this procedure:

    Step-by-step procedure
    If your computer is connected to a workgroup, use this procedure:

    Step-by-step procedure
    Note

    If you are connected to a network domain, you will need to set the Access control for the folder or drive after sharing it. For more information, go to To set, view, change, or remove file and folder permissions.
    If you want to share your files online

    You can publish pictures and documents on the Web using the Web Publishing Wizard. The files will be stored in a private, online folder that you manage.

    Step-by-step procedure

    If you don't want others to access your files

    You can prevent other users from accessing your folders and the files they contain. When your computer is connected to a domain, this is called setting permissions for your file or folder. When your computer is connected to a workgroup, this is called making your folders private.

    If your computer is connected to a network domain, use this procedure:

    Step-by-step procedure
    If your computer is connected to a workgroup, use this procedure:

    Step-by-step procedure

    'HELP' it can be your friend *Smile How do I copy the contents of the Documents folder to another folder :)
     
    Frogger, Jul 26, 2020
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