Windows 10: Moving Desktop

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  1.    16 Jun 2018 #1

    Moving Desktop


    I want to move my desktop from the 'One Drive' in my User account to the C drive. I am wary of losing any file associations, shortcuts etc. Any advice is appreciated.

    Thanks
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  2.    16 Jun 2018 #2

    Hi, not sure why or how your desktop folder exists only in your 'One Drive' account... here's the reference for moving it- and for more, see the links at the end of the tutorial.

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

    Did you deliberately relocate it there at some point?
    If you're not certain about this, I would check its default location first before doing anything.

    Associations are not affected at all. That's an entirely separate matter.

    Your desktop is basically just a folder, so you can back up its content first - recommended. (Ideally have as little on it it as you really need).
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  3.    16 Jun 2018 #3

    It's the way Win 10 sets it up. For some reason it puts your Download and Desktop folder in the 'one drive.'....which is used to lure you into a cloud account. So that is its default location, at least on this system. I'm just wondering if I change location in the properties of this folder will my desktop shortcuts still work?
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  4.    16 Jun 2018 #4

    orealius said: View Post
    It's the way Win 10 sets it up. For some reason it puts your Download and Desktop folder in the 'one drive.'....which is used to lure you into a cloud account. So that is its default location, at least on this system. I'm just wondering if I change location in the properties of this folder will my desktop shortcuts still work?
    Changing the location will work to move it. Hope this helps
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       16 Jun 2018 #5

    Hello Orealius,

    In addition, double check your OneDrive settings using the tutorial below to make sure "Desktop" is set to auto save to "This PC only".

    Auto Save Desktop to OneDrive or This PC in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
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  6.    16 Jun 2018 #6

    Gracias!
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  7.    17 Jun 2018 #7

    no option for 'settings.'


    I tried to get to one drive settings but there is no option for
    'settings.' The rt. click only takes me to the one drive folder!

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  8. Brink's Avatar
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       17 Jun 2018 #8

    Do you see this below when you click on or right click on the OneDrive icon in the notification area?

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  9.    17 Jun 2018 #9

    No...just the usual context menu items. But the One Drive Folder is there!
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  10. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       17 Jun 2018 #10

    Odd. Go ahead and post a screenshot showing it to see if anything may stand out.
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