Windows 10: Setting default locations for libraries

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  1. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 Home Premium (64-bit)
       15 Mar 2016 #1

    Setting default locations for libraries


    Hi,

    I have 3 drives total, and have tried to set the default locations of all the libraries (documents, pictures etc) to a drive that is not the OS one.

    These are my drives:

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    I want the libraries on (G:) instead of (C:).

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    I went onto properties/location on all libraries and changed them to (G:). But not all of them are on the drive, and note that the icon for the G drive on the left is the pictures icon.

    What went wrong, and how can I fix this?

    Any help will be much appreciated.

    Thanks!
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  2. Posts : 149
    Windows 10 Ent, Pro & Home
       15 Mar 2016 #2

    I would try going to c:\users\username\foldername instead of using the quick access location. And do the properties/location, worked on my PC. You should be able to rename the pictures folder.
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  3. Posts : 19,914
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16179
       15 Mar 2016 #3

    Hello James, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Instead of trying to move a library's location and risk breaking it, you could just create a folder where you want the library to save to by default, include that new folder in the library, then make the new folder the default save folder.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/8...dows-10-a.html

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/8...dows-10-a.html
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  4. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 Home Premium (64-bit)
    Thread Starter
       16 Mar 2016 #4

    Hi, thanks for the responses.

    I've tried to reset all the libraries to default to go through with Brink's advice.

    But there's a problem with Pictures and Videos:

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    I seem to have associated the entire G: drive with the Pictures library. There is no location tab in the properties. How can I fix this?
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  5. Posts : 19,914
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16179
       16 Mar 2016 #5

    It looks like you may have your "C:\Users\(user-name)\Pictures" and "C:\Users\(user-name)\Videos" folders on G: instead.

    Double check using the tutorial below to make sure that you have these folders set to be saved to "This PC (C)".

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/23790-storage-save-locations-change-windows-10-a.html

    If they are, then see if using OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to restore the default locations of these folders may help.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
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  6. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 Home Premium (64-bit)
    Thread Starter
       17 Mar 2016 #6

    Many thanks!

    I used the Option Two solution, and all is now back on the C: drive as I wanted.

    The "WindowsApps" folder remains on G: though. Is there a way to get this back over to C:?
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  7. Posts : 19,914
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16179
       17 Mar 2016 #7

    Great news so far James.

    Do you have "New apps will save to" set to "This PC"? in the Storage save location settings

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
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  8. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 Home Premium (64-bit)
    Thread Starter
       17 Mar 2016 #8

    Yes I do - but it seems to be the pre-installed Windows apps that come with the OS.
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  9. Posts : 19,914
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16179
       17 Mar 2016 #9

    You could uninstall any app that's been installed on G, then reinstall the app to have it install on C.
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  10. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 Home Premium (64-bit)
    Thread Starter
       18 Mar 2016 #10

    I don't think I can do that as it's only the default Windows 10 apps, not ones I've installed myself.

    Also, I can't access the WindowsApps folder, even when I go into advanced security and add my user as administrator. How can I get access?
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