Windows 10: Relocating Documents etc to another partition

Discus and support Relocating Documents etc to another partition in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I'm setting up a new laptop on Windows 10 for the first time, and I want to move Documents, Pictures, Downloads etc to another partition. I've had... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Fred S, Nov 20, 2015.

  1. Fred S Win User

    Relocating Documents etc to another partition


    I'm setting up a new laptop on Windows 10 for the first time, and I want to move Documents, Pictures, Downloads etc to another partition. I've had problems in this area on previous Windows versions so want to make sure I do it correctly.

    Let's say I create a new folder called Documents on the new partition i.e E:\Documents, I then want Downloads, Pictures as sub-folders within this. These are all listed under This PC, so do I go to the Properties of each one in turn, enter the new path e.g for Downloads make it E:\Documents\Downloads, and Apply, letting it create the new folder?

    Is this correct?
    Should I leave the actual Documents folder until last? I take it the location would just be E:\Documents?

    Thanks

    :)
     
    Fred S, Nov 20, 2015
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    What if I moved my documents/pictures/music/videos folders to another partition on a different HDD (D: partition)? Will Windows 10 still see these files after the upgrade? Can I just relocate them in file explorer?
     
    SnTHoliday, Nov 20, 2015
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  3. Relocating the Documents Folder caused it to be renamed as Music Folder

    I was relocating the system folders downloads, documents, music etc to a HDD rather than the SSD when I made a mistake, relocating the music folder as the root of drive E:. Unaware of the mistake I then relocated the Documents folder to E:\Documents, a warning
    came up after the create folder prompt, I thought I was backing out of the change by clcking no to the warning about system folders within system folders but it went through. So now my Documents folder is labled Music, I have managed to relocate the Music
    and Documents folders to their correct places but the name has stuck to the Documents - I have two Music folders!

    Any ideas on how to put the correct name back would be gratefully accepted...
     
    PlasticHead, Nov 20, 2015
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