Windows 10: How do I move "pictures" folder to a different drive?

  1. Posts : 179
    Windows 10 home Version 10.0.10586 Build 10586
       09 Jun 2018 #1

    How do I move "pictures" folder to a different drive?

    My Pictures folder currently resides as a subfolder to my C:\OneDrive. I have a second, larger E:\ data drive and I want to move my Picture folder there. When I try by clicking on Pictures/Properties/Location and choose a folder I get the message shown below. I've tried

    • create a folder then navigate to it and select
    • create a folder with a name other than "Pictures"
    • simply navigate to the E:\ root or E:\Data

    Nothing wants to work - same message crops up after I hit Apply or Move. What is the "folder in the same location??Click image for larger version. 

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  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 33,027
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18252
       09 Jun 2018 #2

    Hello lbeck,

    Double check to make sure that you have your Pictures folder set to save to "This PC only" in your OneDrive settings.

    Auto Save Pictures to OneDrive or This PC in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials

    Afterwards, you should be able to move your Pictures folder to where you want.

    Move Location of Pictures Folder in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials

    Change Storage Save Locations in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
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