I've moved shared Pictures folder to another drive but didn't name it

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    I've moved shared Pictures folder to another drive but didn't name it

    Hello, I recently upgraded to Windows 10, Put OS onto SSD along with a few other essentials and have a second hard drive for storage.

    The shared Pictures, Videos, Documents (etc) folders were all by default on my relatively small SSD.

    Figured out how to move location of the folders (in case it helps anyone reading - right click the relevant folder, select 'Properties', then select 'Location', then 'Move', browse to where you want it to go . . .)

    Here's the thing, in the process of moving my 'Pictures' folder to what is currently labelled as my F:\ drive, I managed to browse to F - but not actually select a folder.

    My 'Pictures' location is now my F:\ drive , oops, I'm now feeling like a bit of a donkey! but hey ho, I'll just move 'Pictures' again - to a folder this time - with a name right? - NO, that wont work - I guess because it now thinks I want to move the entire contents of my F:\ drive maybe?

    OK - well, there's an option to 'Restore Default' (within the Location tab) - I select that and it looks promising, the original target on my C:\ drive shows in the window but upon pressing 'Apply' it then asks:

    Do you want to move all of the files from the old location to the new location?
    Old location: F:\
    New Location: C:\Users\Laptop\Pictures

    We recommend moving all of the files so that programs needing to access the folder's content can do so.

    And if I press yes, I get:

    The folder can't be moved here
    Access is denied.

    Basically the same issue again - The 'Folder' in this case is my F:\ drive that has other shared folders within it - so I guess that's why I can't do this?

    So, currently I have a drive as a location for my 'Pictures' not a convenient holding folder within that drive.

    The method for moving all the other folders has been fine (where I actually moved them to named folders on a different drive).

    I've done a stupid thing, does anyone have any ideas to help rectify my error?

    Thanks in advance
    Last edited by Frisbeecatcher; 15 Feb 2016 at 16:51.
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19631

    Hello FrisbeeCatcher, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    You might see if using OPTION TWO in the tutorial below for the affected folders may be able to help restore them to their default locations on C.

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    and yay, a great aura surrounded Brink as he bestowed his knowledge upon me! . . .

    um, yes thanks that worked a treat

    Thank you so much, not just for giving a spot-on solution, but for such a quick response to my first time post on here!

    Brink, you are clearly an MVP for good reason - I salute you!
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    You're most welcome Frisbeecatcher. I'm glad it was able to help. :)
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