Windows 10: Move but not copy Music folder into Documents

Discus and support Move but not copy Music folder into Documents in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; When I had Windows 7, I had literally every single thing in My Documents. Every song, every file, every tax record, every picture...literally... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by Alimony, Aug 7, 2015.

  1. Alimony Win User

    Move but not copy Music folder into Documents


    When I had Windows 7, I had literally every single thing in My Documents. Every song, every file, every tax record, every picture...literally everything. That way, when I backed up my hard drive, I just plugged in the My Passport Ultra drive, synced it with My Documents, and everything backed up.

    But in Windows 10, I'm seeing Frequent Folders that include ThisPC\Music and ThisPC\Documents. So I figured I would just drag the music folder into the Documents folder, and it would just create yet another subfolder within Documents (other subfolders within Documents include "Resume", "Travel Info," etc. So I figured "Music" would just be another subfolder, as was the case with my Windows 7 setup.

    Instead, it made a copy of the music folder, which is not what I want. I want to actually migrate the Music folder into Documents as a subfolder. I thought that maybe I could just copy it over and delete the original Music folder, but what if the copy doesn't work because the original version has been wiped out. I'm really confused about the right way to go about this. Can anyone help?

    :)
     
    Alimony, Aug 7, 2015
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  2. BobZolto Win User

    Unable to Save to Documents Folder

    I can't move, copy or save anything to my Documents folder. I checked the properties of the folder, under security, it listed only Home Users and WMP Network Svc. My account name is listed in the security tabs of Pictures, Music, etc., and I am able to
    save, copy and move to those folders. My account is listed in C:/Windows/Users/myname/Documents under the security tab. How do I add my name to the Documents folder in File Explorer?
     
    BobZolto, Aug 7, 2015
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  3. decorvus Win User
    Moving the location of one quick access folder also moves another

    My documents folder and music folder are somehow messed up. Whenever I move documents for example, the location of the music folder also moves and they both have the same name. Its so frustrating since I have no idea how to fix this.

    Here's a screenshot of the quick access folders


    Move but not copy Music folder into Documents [​IMG]


    So when I move the location of the documents folder, it also moves the music folder to that same location, and both folders are named "Documents".

    If I move the music folder, the documents folder also moves to that location, and both folders are renamed to "Music". Its an endless loop I cannot escape
     
    decorvus, Aug 7, 2015
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  4. Porthos Win User

    Move but not copy Music folder into Documents

    I apologize in advance because 1) I am going to nag on you a bit and 2) I wont be a lot of help.

    First I would consider the way you were doing things dated and bad file management. Vista ,7 and 8 have all had the same file layout. Windows programs like music players know by default where to find and put music. Is just as bad when users create folders on the root of their OS drive or loose in their USER folder. Program creators program their products to write and read from certain locations. I have a very popular data backup/restore program for techs that is scripted for all the DEFAULT locations and will skip any thing else so I have to dig around a clients computer to find the other data or it wont be backed up.

    Just my .02 cents worth and I profusely apologize again not being helpful with your issue.
     
    Porthos, Aug 8, 2015
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