Windows 10: Trouble moving default folder locations from OneDrive to C drive

Discus and support Trouble moving default folder locations from OneDrive to C drive in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Hi there, brand new laptop with Windows 10 automatically set OneDrive as default location for my user profile and documents. Unlinked PC from... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by cailin66, Sep 28, 2020.

  1. cailin66 Win User

    Trouble moving default folder locations from OneDrive to C drive


    Hi there, brand new laptop with Windows 10 automatically set OneDrive as default location for my user profile and documents.

    Unlinked PC from OneDrive, and most of my default folders now point to C drive, but Documents and Pictures still point to OneDrive.


    Have tried moving these by right-clicking on them, going to Properties > Location > Move and selecting the equivalent folder on C drive ie. Windows\Users\me\Documents.


    It asks me if I want to move all the files from the old OneDrive to the new C drive location, but when I click Yes, I get 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."


    Please advise how to change the default location so Documents and Pictures are pointing to C drive.


    thanks.

    :)
     
    cailin66, Sep 28, 2020
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  2. TarAn_D Win User

    Move the OneDrive Folder

    Move the OneDrive Folder in Windows 10

    When you set up OneDrive to sync with your computer, a folder C:\Users\XXXX\OneDrive will be created to store the contents. XXXX denotes your username. To move this folder to another location follow these simple steps:

    1. Unlink OneDrive from your PC:

    • Go to the taskbar notification area
    • Right-click on the OneDrive icon
    • Select settings
    • Click: Unlink this PC
    2. Delete the C:\Users\XXXX\OneDrive folder

    3. Create a new folder (target folder) for OneDrive contents, e.g. D:\OneDrive

    4. Create Directory Junction for the new folder

    • In the search area of the taskbar type CMD and press Ctrl+Shift+Enter
    • In the command window type
    mklink /J C:\Users\XXXX\OneDrive D:\OneDrive

    adjusting it to your specific username and selection of the target folder

    5. Link again OneDrive to your PC using the OneDrive icon in the taskbar notification area
     
    TarAn_D, Sep 28, 2020
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  3. Isha Soni Win User
    Moving folders from OneDrive to C: drive

    Hi,

    Thank you for the detailed information.

    Move the OneDrive folder to a new location. This is useful if you have a limited storage capacity main drive but a separate storage drive and you want your OneDrive content synced to the separate drive.

    Move the OneDrive Folder

    Move the OneDrive Folder

    You can refer to the following work around. This will help you to choose the folders to sync on Onedrive.


    • Right click on OneDrive icon of
      System Tray
      .

    • Click on Settings, then click on
      choose folders
      tab.

    • Click on choose folders option, then click on sync only these folders.
    Hope this helps. Please do let us know if you need further help.

    ____________________

    Thanks & Regards,
     
    Isha Soni, Sep 28, 2020
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  4. Trouble moving default folder locations from OneDrive to C drive

    Moving folders from OneDrive to C: drive

    I am revising my original response as I don't think i fully gripped your actual problem.

    When you say you are getting access denied what step are you performing when that happens?

    Have you tried this procedure from the link you posted?

    To restore a folder to its original location


    • Click the Start button
      Trouble moving default folder locations from OneDrive to C drive [​IMG]
      , and then click your user name.

    • Right-click the folder that you previously redirected and want to restore to its original location, and then click Properties.

    • Click the Location tab, click Restore Default, and then click OK.

    • Click Yes to recreate the original folder, and then click Yes again to move all the files back to the original folder.

    If so and you got a permissions what is the path it is trying to access?

    The Default path for pictures should be,

    C:\Users\PROFILENAME\Pictures

    When restoring the location it normally asks to create a folder. If you are getting any errors or problems when trying these steps please grab and screenshots and provide detail on what was done.
     
    Marcantony_MSFT, Sep 28, 2020
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