Windows 10: Moving documents location, are there security risks?

Discus and support Moving documents location, are there security risks? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I have moved my documents location by following the tutorial at Move Location of Documents Folder in Windows 10 Is there any serious security risk in... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Fortitude, Jul 5, 2019.

  1. Fortitude Win User

    Moving documents location, are there security risks?


    I have moved my documents location by following the tutorial at Move Location of Documents Folder in Windows 10

    Is there any serious security risk in moving the documents from their default location and if so, how can I reverse the above move procedure?

    :)
     
    Fortitude, Jul 5, 2019
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  2. Rose Cal Win User

    Suddenly, Documents folder has moved to Downloads

    We appreciate the details you've provided. To address your issue, we suggest that you follow these steps on how to move your Documents Folder Location in Windows 10:

    • You need to create a new folder named Documents at the location you want to move your personal Documents folder.
    • Press Win + E to open File Explorer, right-click
      Documents, and select Properties.
    • Select the Location tab and click the Move button.
    • Browse and select the new Documents folder at the location you want to move the folder Documents. Click the
      Select Folder.
    • Click OK to apply.
    • Click Yes to move all the files from the old location to the new location.
    • Your personal Documents folder and all of its contents will now be moved to the new location.

    Let us know if you need further assistance.
     
    Rose Cal, Jul 5, 2019
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  3. AsRock Win User
    Is windsows 7 a security risk?

    There is 2 security risks. No one can stop security holes even more so with MS software as it would be more targeted although Linux has got to be going up on that list to now.

    1. Your comp being online
    2. The user
     
    AsRock, Jul 5, 2019
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  4. fuelsguy Win User

    Moving documents location, are there security risks?

    Documents folders moved to another location

    To Answer your questions:

    Issue started Wednesday after another user has spent a lot of time moving and sorting a lot of photographs. Don't know if this had anything to do with the problem.

    Earlier problems: no, PC has been working fine for a long time.

    No error messages other than from Outlook which alerted me to the problem. Other applications have lost their lists of recent files. Example, Word, if I open Word and go to files, I get a list of recent files, all saved in Library\Documents\folder\file name.
    If I click on a file I get an error message Directory name not valid.

    Pointers; I think of windows having files in one place but pointers located in other places. these may be shortcuts in windows-speak.

    Follow up,

    I did copy the folders and files in the "Documents save folder" to the E: hard drive. Checking properties, the file location just show as E:\ . I copied the folders and files from the E: drive to the library\documents folder on C: thinking the files would
    show the location as C:\ Users\name\Documents but the files all reverted to C:\Users\name\Document save folder\documents\file name.

    Tried the cut and paste suggestion. Copied the folders and files from E: to D: drive as a backup.

    Cut the folders and files from D: and pasted them in Library\Documents. Took a long time to paste files but the location still shows as C:\Users\name\Document save folder\documents\file name.

    So I still don't have a way of relocating the folders and files back to Library\Documents so the applications can find files.
     
    fuelsguy, Jul 5, 2019
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