Windows 10: Desktop Location Solved

  1.    31 Dec 2017 #1

    Desktop Location

    I just replaced my hard drive and reinstalled W10 Fall Creators Edition. (I know that was overkill, I could have just restored a Macrium image but I am a machochist but I thought it time for a new clean install.)

    On the old disk my Desktop was under users/me/Desktop. The new installation has out on One Drive. What is the difference between the two?

    And, is there a way to move it from One Drive to users/me Desktop?

    Thank you.
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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       31 Dec 2017 #2

    Hello JJ, :)

    Setting "Desktop" to "This PC only" in your OneDrive settings like below should stop that for you.

    Auto Save Desktop to OneDrive or This PC in Windows 10 General Tips Tutorials

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    Last edited by Brink; 31 Dec 2017 at 14:10.
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  3.    31 Dec 2017 #3

    Thank you, Brink.

    That would, I think, do the job for any new Desktop items. I will try it if I can find how to get to that window. (help please.)

    But how can I get all the Desktop stuff that is on Onedrive over to user/me/desktop?

    Thanks again.
    Last edited by JJG10; 31 Dec 2017 at 15:12. Reason: I left out something
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       31 Dec 2017 #4

    You're most welcome.

    You can copy or move it from your "%UserProfile%\OneDrive\Desktop" folder to your "%UserProfile%\Desktop" folder to do so.
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  5.    31 Dec 2017 #5

    That seemed too easy but it worked just fine.

    Thanks again.
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  6. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       31 Dec 2017 #6

    You're always most welcome. :)
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