Windows 10: Unable to change location of Documents or Pictures folder

Discus and support Unable to change location of Documents or Pictures folder in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; When I bring up the Document Properties window, and click on the Location tab, the window id missing the 3 buttons (Restore Default, Move, Find Target)... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by dperaza, Apr 27, 2020.

  1. dperaza Win User

    Unable to change location of Documents or Pictures folder


    When I bring up the Document Properties window, and click on the Location tab, the window id missing the 3 buttons (Restore Default, Move, Find Target) that everyone else seems to have. And the path field is not editable.

    Any ideas?

    :)
     
    dperaza, Apr 27, 2020
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  2. Unable to change location of pictures and documents folders

    When I try to change the location of the documents folder and the pictures folder, I get a message, "Can't move the folder because there is a folder in the same location that can't be redirected. Access is denied."
    I get this message whether or not I choose to move the files (of which there are none) from the default location.
    Incidentally, I had no problem changing the location of downloads, music, and videos.
     
    lightwriter, Apr 27, 2020
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  3. mrgeek Win User
    Correct Directory Location For Pictures Folder

    "Now Documents, Videos etc say file location is This PC. But Pictures file location is C:\Users\PeteyBoPetey\Pictures."

    If we understand you correctly, the issue is that Pictures doesn't appear in the left panel under This PC. The correct location IS C:\Users\PeteyBoPetey\Pictures. This is only an issue of using Step 8 in the tutorial to add it back to the list. See if this screenshot is what you want to achieve- put Pictures folder back in list on L.


    Unable to change location of Documents or Pictures folder [​IMG]
     
    mrgeek, Apr 27, 2020
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  4. Unable to change location of Documents or Pictures folder

    Unable to move location of My Documents or My Pictures folders


    So currently when I go into "This PC" I have 6 icons at the top : Desktop, Documents, Downloads, Music, Pictures & Videos.

    As I'm running my OS off a 120gb SSD I typically store my documents/photos/videos etc on another drive, in this case my D drive. If I right click > Properties on these folders there is a tab titled Location, which normally lets me change where the folder points to. However on both the Documents and Pictures folders I see the following issue when trying to change away from the default "Onedrive" location :


    Unable to change location of Documents or Pictures folder [​IMG]


    Note : This is the error I get when I try to move the folder location ANYWHERE, not just to the D drive.

    Any help or troubleshooting ideas appreciated.
     
    sheepdemon, Apr 27, 2020
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