Windows 10: moving doc folder to D drive

Discus and support moving doc folder to D drive in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I'm signed in as an Administrator but when I open the properties in my C drive Documents folder there is no location tab. How do I get it to show... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by JLastar, Nov 21, 2020.

  1. JLastar Win User

    moving doc folder to D drive


    I'm signed in as an Administrator but when I open the properties in my C drive Documents folder there is no location tab.

    How do I get it to show up?

    Thank you...

    :)
     
    JLastar, Nov 21, 2020
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  2. Sharlotte Win User

    Moving Folder Locations from SSD onto D Drive

    So i moved my documents, pictures, videos, and music folders from my ssd to my D drive.

    This is the process i followed: right click folder, click properties, click the location tab, click move, select the D drive, click ok.

    What I failed to do, was create a NEW folder within the D drive (labelled either documents, pictures, videos, etc) to move the folder too. I misread the instructions, and just assumed I was putting the folder INTO the D drive, and that the folder itself would be moved to the D drive, and that I didn't need to create a folder with the same name as the folder I was moving. I hope that makes sense!

    Anyway, now I have 4 separate D drives listed in my PC menu. Pretty sure underneath it all this is messing stuff up. Any help would be appreciated. Pretty concerned at this point that this is a permanent error.
     
    Sharlotte, Nov 21, 2020
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  3. Zaki_j Win User
    C drive full, how to move some to D drive

    Hi Dan,

    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    I understand that your computer is running out of space and you would like to move the data from C drive to D Drive.

    • When you say “How can I move some GB's from C to external D drive?“ do you want to free space on the c drive or do you want to extent the C partition?

    If you want to free up space on C drive, I suggest to follow the below given suggestions.

    Personal files such as videos, music, photos, and documents can take up a lot of space on your device. To see which files are using the most space:

    1. Select File Explorer from the taskbar and find the files you want to move.
    2. Under This PC in the menu on the left, select a folder to see what files are saved in it. The
      Videos, Music, Pictures, and
      Downloads
      folders usually contain the largest files that you’ve saved to your device.
    3. To see the size of the files in a folder, select
      View
      > Details. Right-click in the open space and then select
      Sort by > Size to show the largest files at the top of the list.
    4. If there are files you no longer need on your device, you can either delete them or move them to an external storage device like a USB drive or an SD card.

    Note: If you delete any files, remember to empty the Recycle Bin to completely remove them from your device and free up space.

    To move photos, music, videos, or other files that you want to keep but don't use very often, consider saving them to an external storage device like a USB drive or an SD card. You'll still be able to use them when the drive is connected, but they won't take
    up space on your PC.

    1. Connect an external storage device like a USB drive or SD card to your PC.
    2. Select File Explorer from the taskbar and go to the folder that contains the files you want to move.
    3. Select the files, select the Home tab, and then select
      Move to > Choose location.
    4. Select the external storage device you connected in the location list, and then select
      Move.

    In Windows 10 you can also move the installed Windows Store apps to any other drive in order to free up space. You can also change the path of the default installation directory, for new apps.

    If you would like to move the installed apps to another drive, try the below given suggestions.

    Press Windows key + I to bring up the Settings menu and click Apps. You should be on the
    Apps & features page of the left-hand navigation.

    Click on the app entry that you would like to move to a different drive to see
    Move and Uninstall
    options. Click Move button and then select a drive of your choice to move the app.

    Note: When you click on a traditional desktop program or an app that came preinstalled with Windows 10, Windows 10 offers only Uninstall option and you can’t move desktop applications
    using this method.

    For more information on how to free up space on your computer I suggest you refer to the suggestion from the given article

    Free up drive space in Windows 10 - Windows Help


    Regards,

    Zaki
     
    Zaki_j, Nov 21, 2020
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  4. Lis7 Win User

    moving doc folder to D drive

    Outlook send/receive issue after moving pst files to Drive D

    I need some advice, as this issue is driving me pretty crazy and the solutions I've found online so far don't seem to work or have negative downstream consequences.
    Win 10 (oem), v.1903
    Office 2019 Home and Business (oem)
    Internal Drive C: program files (but the oem install has the Documents folder on Drive C too for some reason)
    Internal Drive D: data files
    Background

    1. After activating Outlook 2019, Windows automatically placed each pst file in C:\\Users\Username\Documents\Outlook Files\L: [email protected] Instead, I would like to store each Outlook pst file (have multiple email addresses/pst files) in a Documents folder (or some other folder) on Drive D.
    2. To move the original Documents folder from drive C to Drive D I closed Outlook, right-clicked the original Documents folder and used the Properties/Location tab to move it to a new Documents folder I had previously created on drive D. That step seemed to work correctly, and each pst file was now in the new Documents folder on Drive D.
    3. After the folder move, I launched Outlook and used the resulting "Outlook can't find" popup to specify a new file path for each pst file. However, while I can see each new file path in Outlook's Account Settings, it throws send and receive error messages (e.g.: "Sending reported error (0x8004010F): Outlook data file cannot be accessed") and won't send or receive for each account. This continues to happen after closing and reopening Outlook.
    4. I moved the Documents folder back to where it was on drive C. I tried this several times, using the Outlook error popup to try to remap each email account to the new Documents path on Drive D.
    Bottom line is that this Outlook send/receive issue is also preventing me from moving my Documents folder to the D drive where I want it, because when I move it, it messes up Outlook.
    Question

    • After I move each pst file and specify the new file paths in the Outlook popup, how do I get Outlook to send/receive for those email accounts?
    Thank you in advance.
     
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