Windows 10: Trouble with moving folder from external drive

Discus and support Trouble with moving folder from external drive in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; Hi all: I've just put together a new machine and bought a new Windows 10 CD and installed the OS. All that went fine. I have a LOT of folders & files... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by Rogger 38, Sep 19, 2020.

  1. Rogger 38 Win User

    Trouble with moving folder from external drive


    Hi all:
    I've just put together a new machine and bought a new Windows 10 CD and installed the OS. All that went fine.
    I have a LOT of folders & files that I'm trying to move from external drives over to the Windows machine.
    I've only been able to move a few and then it just stops downloading. I've tried tricks to get it to download but with no success. Is there some particular procedure for doing this or what?

    Thanks for replies

    :)
     
    Rogger 38, Sep 19, 2020
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  2. Remon Ont Win User

    External Hard Drive

    Hi John,

    We suggest that you try the troubleshooting steps below:

    • Open your External Hard Drive file in File Explorer.
    • Type the name of the file you want to search on the search box and click Enter.
    The file will show up in Search Results and you will be able to move it to the correct folder.

    Let us know if you need further help.
     
    Remon Ont, Sep 19, 2020
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  3. How to move the user profile folder to an external hard drive


    *Confused I found a Windows 10 Forums article online about how to move the Users profile folder to an external drive, but it was not something easily understood by a not-too-techie user.

    If there are some easy to follow step-by-step instructions on how to do this for a recently upgraded Windows 10 (not Windows Professional or Windows Enterprise) OS, I would be happy to get them.
     
    wondermuse, Sep 19, 2020
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  4. Kari Win User

    Trouble with moving folder from external drive

    Move Users Folder Location in Windows 10  


    If not the best way to do that but at least the way I recommend:

    • "Empty" your user profile folders as much as you can, copying documents, pics, videos, music and all other personal data from all user profiles to external HDD. As following steps require you to relocate Users folder two times, the less data is left in user profile folders, the faster the relocation process. Important: Leave system folder AppData for each profile intact, do not empty / move its content!
    • Reverse the relocating, doing exactly as told in tutorial Method Two but this time relocating Users folder back to C: drive
    • Shut down the PC, replace the disk where you had Users relocated
    • Mount the new disk, boot to Windows, assign new disk the same drive ID letter than the old one had
    • Again, do as told in Method Two, now relocating Users to new disk
    • Restore the backed up personal user data from external drive to respective folders under each user profile
     
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