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Move Documents, Music and Other Folders To Another Place on Windows | How to do it is easy.

How to Move Documents, Music and Other Folders To Another Place on Windows

 By default, Windows stores your personal folders such as Documents, Music, Pictures, and Videos in C:\Users. If you want to move the folder to a secondary drive, you can do so with a simple menu option.


Those default folders are stored in your user folder (so if your username is Simon, you find all those folders in C:\Users\Simon). You can move these folders by dragging them to a new location, but there are some problems that can arise by doing this, such as errors from certain programs. Use the "official" method you'll describe below to ensure that you're only moving folders that can be moved, and this way Windows will always know where they are.


Before we get too far, here are the default folders we're talking about:

  * Contacts

  * Desktops

  * Documents

  * Downloads

  * Favorites

  * Links

  * Music

  * Pictures

  * Saved Games

  * Searches

  * Videos


There are some folders in your user directory that cannot be moved this way. AppData folder for example, this folder should not be moved.


Moving any of the personal folders on the list simply requires following the same procedure and it works on every version of Windows Vista and above - including Windows 7, 8, and 10. The first thing you should do is close any running applications. , because open applications may interfere with the transfer.


Next, open a File Explorer window and navigate to the following folder (where username is the name of your user account):

C:\Users\username


Inside that folder, you will see all the folders we mentioned above.


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Right-click on the folder you want to move and then click “Properties.”


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Click over to the “Location” tab. The textbox shows the current folder location. You can select a new location by directly typing a new path into the textbox or by clicking the “Move” button and browsing the new location. Once the new location is displayed, click “OK.”


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A “Move Folder” confirmation window will appear. Click “Yes” if you want to create a new location, make Windows start using it and move all files from the old location. Click “No” if you just want to create a folder and get Windows to start using it, but don't want to move your current files for some reason. Click "Cancel" to stop and not create a new folder location at all. I recommend selecting “Yes” so you don't have files in two locations.


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Now you will see the folder in the new location. Repeat this process for the other folders you want to move. And, if you need to move it back, you can go back to the “Location” tab of the folder properties window and select a new location or just click the “Restore Default” button.

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