Windows 10: Move Documents off of c:\users\username onto f:\user\username

Discus and support Move Documents off of c:\users\username onto f:\user\username in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I want all of the files in c:\users\username moved to f:\users\username but make them referenced by the Microsoft "aliases". So for instance, the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by ken maricle, Oct 19, 2020.

  1. Move Documents off of c:\users\username onto f:\user\username


    I want all of the files in c:\users\username moved to f:\users\username but make them referenced by the Microsoft "aliases". So for instance, the Microsoft alias "Documents" would actually exist in f:\users\username instead of c:\users\username documents, etc. I can easily do this in linux, but cannot seem to make it work in Windows. Also, for some reason, in Windows Explorer sometimes the alias is shown as "This PC > Documents". I would also like that alias to point to f:\users\username\documents. I would like this pattern to be consistent across all of the directories folders within c:\user\username.


    How can I make this happen. What are the downsides of doing this if it is even possible?


    Thanks,

    Ken

    :)
     
    ken maricle, Oct 19, 2020
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  2. NongJin Win User

    How to change locations of Documents or Pictures to C:\Users\username\Documents or Pictures

    In my new computer setup, Windows 10 set up the folders Documents and Pictures under "This PC" to C:\Users\username\OneDrive\Documents and C:\Users\username\OneDrive\Pictures. I want to set up these folders to C:\Users\username\Documents and C:\Users\username\Pictures.
    I tried to change location through folder properties\location\restore default. But windows did not allow me to do it, showing an error message "Can't move the folder because there is a folder in the same location that can't be redirected. Access is denied".
    How do I change the folders of Documents (Pictures) under "This PC" to
    C:\Users\username\Documents (Pictures)? Thanks.
     
    NongJin, Oct 19, 2020
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  3. This PC\Documents does not equal users\username\Documents

    Since you are logged in with Hotmail account there is a possibility onedrive is running and backing up your files.

    Location for onedrive is usually c:/user/username/onedrive/documents

    Location for normal document without onedrive:

    c:/user/username/documents
     
    J. N Raúl, Oct 19, 2020
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  4. Move Documents off of c:\users\username onto f:\user\username

    Equivalent of "c:\Users\username"

    Folks, I'm still not out of the woods yet. Here's what I typed in (after a few typos), followed by what came out:

    C:\Users\croge>icacls"%userprofile%:\dropbox /grant %username% (f) /T

    The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.

    C:\Users\croge>icacls "%userprofile%:\Dropbox" /grant %username%: (F) /T

    Invalid parameter "croge:"

    The folder "croge" does exist under Users (I checked) so what next?
     
    RogerBlair1, Oct 19, 2020
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