Windows 10: How do you MOVE Documents from C: Drive to D: Drive?

Discus and support How do you MOVE Documents from C: Drive to D: Drive? in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; My computer is a hybrid of 256GB SS drive C: and an HDD 1 TB drive D:. All the data files have been saved to the C: drive so far, but now I have used... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by TerryA39, Sep 17, 2020.

  1. TerryA39 Win User

    How do you MOVE Documents from C: Drive to D: Drive?


    My computer is a hybrid of 256GB SS drive C: and an HDD 1 TB drive D:. All the data files have been saved to the C: drive so far, but now I have used up almost all of the 256GB. There is nothing on the D: drive. I want to move my Document folders and files, and Picture files, to the D: drive. In File Explorer, the "Move to" function greys out when I try to move a folder of files, but is activated if I want to move a single file. It would take eons to move everything file by file. Is there a quicker way?

    Thanks

    :)
     
    TerryA39, Sep 17, 2020
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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, Sep 17, 2020
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  3. No C: but D: drive has all the data

    Hi Austin,

    To help you with your concern regarding the data on the drive C:, you're seeing the drive "C:" as the drive "D:" because you're booting your computer outside Windows. When booting your computer outside Windows, the system is reading the recovery partition
    as drive C: and the data in the drive C: \ are listed on the drive D: \. Try to boot your computer and try to check again the data in the drive C: \ and see if the data are listed.

    Regards.
     
    Virfranz Man, Sep 17, 2020
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  4. S_and_S Win User

    How do you MOVE Documents from C: Drive 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 doHow do you MOVE Documents from C: Drive 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, Sep 17, 2020
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