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  1. Posts : 349
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    No location tab shown on some folders inside User/username/


    I want to move the User Data folder of Kodi to SD drive . The userdata folder is located in C drive under Users/username/Appdata/roaming/kodi However when I right click on folder and chose properties , the location tab is missing so I cant move it using this method. There is a "send to" option but I am not sure what that does. Is there another way to do this ? Tks
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  2. Posts : 34,887
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #2

    I think this is what you are attempting to do.
    Move Users Folder Location in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials

    Useful to bookmark and search:
    Windows 10 Tutorial Index | Windows 10 Tutorials
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  3. Posts : 349
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    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thanks for the link. It looks like I can't do it ( last para under information) because I have a Windows tablet with a plug in SDD card. That's too bad.
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    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
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    I have a 32GB Tablet with a 64GB SDXC MicroSD card in it and some programs do allow installing on it but some things don't because it's seen as a Removable device and even Windows does not always like that.
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  5. Posts : 349
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    Tts too bad I cant do this easily within Windows .

    However on Kodi forums some have done this by using symbolic links . Something like

    mklink /J Link Target. Still need to read up more before trying .
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  6. Posts : 11,333
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1706
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    SportFlyer,

    Just to avoid any further misunderstandings, the folder you are trying to work on is not a "user folder" as far as Windows is concerned and that is why it does not have a Location tab.

    You are right to look at the Kodi forums because you have a good chance of somebody both being able to describe a solution such as mklink and being able to confirm that they have done it & it works.

    For a different scenario, I used to use mklink to redirect calls to a folder and it worked correctly without any side-effects,
    Code:
    mklink /j E:\Audio\Music F:\Audio\Music
    ,
    so I would not be surprised if that is the solution you need as well. But other Kodi users in the Kodi forums are your best guides on this.

    Best of luck,
    Denis
    Last edited by Try3; 21 Oct 2018 at 15:06.
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  7. Posts : 349
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    Try3 said:
    SportFlyer,

    Just to avoid any further misunderstandings, the folder you are trying to work on is not a "user folder" as far as Windows is concerned and that is why it does not have a Location tab.

    You are right to look at the Kodi forums because you have a good chance of somebody both being able to describe a solution such as mklink and to be able to confirm that they have done it & it works.

    For a different scenario, I used to use mklink to redirect calls to a folder and it worked correctly without any side-effects,
    Code:
    mklink /j E:\Audio\Music F:\Audio\Music
    ,
    so I would not be surprised if that is the solution you need as well. But other Kodi users in the Kodi forums are your best guides on this.

    Best of luck,
    Denis
    Can I assume that in your case : F: \Audio/Music contains the data and E:/Audio/Music is empty?

    in other word I should move/copy all the info in the original location to new location and then empty the contents of Original before making the link ?
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  8. Posts : 34,887
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #8

    As a suggestion, rather than trying to move/relocate/change the default folders, why not simply create your own- or your own libraries or library folders? (Tutorials available).

    There's nothing sacrosanct about these default folders and libraries that MS provides.
    I note they get filled with folders created by programs I install- so to me they are 'their' folders.

    Thus I have a set of folders- Media, Downloads, My files and folders etc on another disk.

    People make serious mistakes sometimes (very easy to do) in relocating default user items. Leave well alone, and do the simpler thing.
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  9. Posts : 11,333
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1706
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    SportFlyer,

    "Can I assume that in your case : F:\Audio\Music contains the data and E:\Audio\Music is empty?"

    Yes, F:\Audio\Music contained the data whilst the non-existent folder E:\Audio\Music was what I wanted it to appear to the system as. I just put some test contents in F:\Audio\Music before starting so I could see that it was working before copying the huge number of real files to it.

    The difference between your task and mine was that I was not trying to alter a folder that already existed and that was in use by an application. I do not know if the application might cause some unexpected problems which is why I remain convinced that guidance from the Kodi forums will be best.,

    Having said that, if I was doing the job I would use this procedure -
    0 Make a system image so you can get back to square 1 if it all goes wrong
    1 Reboot to ensure no stray temporary files could get in the way
    2 Make hidden & system files visible in File explorer
    3 RoboCopy the entire contents of the Kodi folder to an interim location [RoboCopying is the copying method most likely to preserve folder-file properties that Kodi might need, not that I know what these might be]
    4 Do the MkLink command
    5 Add a test file to the MkLinked destination folder by going to it directly [not via the link] then go to it using the link to make sure it all appears to be working properly.
    6 RoboCopy the entire contents of the interim location to wherever you have MkLinked the original to
    7 [poss reboot again but I cannot think of any rational explanation for why I would do so]
    8 Run Kodi to see if it all works

    Best of luck,
    Denis
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  10. Posts : 349
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    Thread Starter
       #10

    Try3 said:
    SportFlyer,

    "Can I assume that in your case : F:\Audio\Music contains the data and E:\Audio\Music is empty?"

    Yes, F:\Audio\Music contained the data whilst the non-existent folder E:\Audio\Music was what I wanted it to appear to the system as. I just put some test contents in F:\Audio\Music before starting so I could see that it was working before copying the huge number of real files to it.

    The difference between your task and mine was that I was not trying to alter a folder that already existed and that was in use by an application. I do not know if the application might cause some unexpected problems which is why I remain convinced that guidance from the Kodi forums will be best.,

    Having said that, if I was doing the job I would use this procedure -
    0 Make a system image so you can get back to square 1 if it all goes wrong
    1 Reboot to ensure no stray temporary files could get in the way
    2 Make hidden & system files visible in File explorer
    3 RoboCopy the entire contents of the Kodi folder to an interim location [RoboCopying is the copying method most likely to preserve folder-file properties that Kodi might need, not that I know what these might be]
    4 Do the MkLink command
    5 Add a test file to the MkLinked destination folder by going to it directly [not via the link] then go to it using the link to make sure it all appears to be working properly.
    6 RoboCopy the entire contents of the interim location to wherever you have MkLinked the original to
    7 [poss reboot again but I cannot think of any rational explanation for why I would do so]
    8 Run Kodi to see if it all works

    Best of luck,
    Denis
    Tks for the procedure .
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