Changing Music Folder location


  1. Posts : 4
    Win10
       #1

    Changing Music Folder location


    I have a laptop with 2 partitions: C: & D:. I wanted to move the Music Folder (and the other media folders) location from C: to D: but I inadvertently made the entire D: drive the Music Folder and now it has the Music icon which I can't get rid of. How do I undo that without resetting everything? Even reformatting didn't help. And why are there 2 D: drives?

    Windows 10 22H2
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  2. NTN
    Posts : 969
    W10 19045.2546
       #2

    Open Windows File Explorer
    In the right hand pane, right click your Music folder and choose Properties
    Select the Location tab
    In the Location box, type D:\Music then click Apply and Ok
    Wait for that move to completes, do the same for the Documents folder
    Each time, provide a new folder location, for example, Documents will go to D:\Documents


    This is how you should have done it first..

    Try to do the opposite:

    Open Windows File Explorer
    In the right hand pane, right click your Music folder(in D:drive) and choose Properties
    Select the Location tab
    In the Location box, type C:\User\*****\Music then click Apply and Ok
    Wait for that move to completes, do the same for the Documents folder
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  3. Posts : 43,190
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #3

    Hi, assuming you used the Location tab, you will have fallen into the trap.. it's so terribly easy to make a mistake setting the new location.

    This can be next to impossible to correct. However, what you have done should be correctable as above.

    You will note the Tutorials for this all say:
    It is highly recommended to create a system image backup first to make it easy to undo if you were to make a mistake in the steps below.
    I.e. use 3rd party disk imaging to protect you - as is ENDLESSLY recommended by members here.

    Have you started using disk imaging yet? E.g. Macrium Reflect (free) + large enough external storage for sets of image files.

    Personally I would never move those folders. I would simply create my own folders on a separate disk or partition, and add them to libraries or create new libraries.
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  4. Posts : 4
    Win10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    To answer my own question, using this batch file worked:
    Restore Default Location of Personal Folders in Windows 10
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  5. Posts : 43,190
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #5

    And thank you for your reply of course.

    Use disk imaging - protect yourself.
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  6. Posts : 1,783
    Windows 10 Pro
       #6

    dalchina said:



    Have you started using disk imaging yet? E.g. Macrium Reflect (free) + large enough external storage for sets of image files.
    this ^^
    Personally I would never move those folders. I would simply create my own folders on a separate disk or partition, and add them to libraries or create new libraries.
    and this ^^

    I have a whole separate windows partition, my Drive E: MEDIA for music, books, photos (lots of them) videos, etc.
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