Desktop Location


  1. Posts : 548
    Windows 10 Build 1809
       #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. Posts : 61,915
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #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

    Desktop Location-onedrive_settings.png
    Last edited by Brink; 31 Dec 2017 at 13:10.
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  3. Posts : 548
    Windows 10 Build 1809
    Thread Starter
       #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 14:12. Reason: I left out something
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  4. Posts : 61,915
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #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. Posts : 548
    Windows 10 Build 1809
    Thread Starter
       #5

    That seemed too easy but it worked just fine.

    Thanks again.
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  6. Posts : 61,915
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #6

    You're always most welcome. :)
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