Windows 10: Access Denied - moving Pictures folder to default or other locations

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  1.    18 Sep 2016 #21

    BattlePizza said: View Post
    Sorry for replying on an old post. I was passing by, and I have a solution for this.
    Basically the reason why you couldn't change the directory is because your Pictures folder is now merged with another system folder, the OneDrive Pictures folder. There's no way to separate them.
    But what you can do is to make the folder no longer an OneDrive folder. What I mean is you can unlink your PC from your OneDrive using OneDrive settings on the taskbar, then logging in to your OneDrive account, and pointing your OneDrive folder to another place. You don't need to sync anything really, just complete the login process, and your Pictures folder will no longer be a part of the OneDrive Pictures folder, which you can then move freely.
    Hope it helps.
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  2.    18 Jan 2017 #22

    BattlePizza said: View Post
    Sorry for replying on an old post. I was passing by, and I have a solution for this.
    Basically the reason why you couldn't change the directory is because your Pictures folder is now merged with another system folder, the OneDrive Pictures folder. There's no way to separate them.
    But what you can do is to make the folder no longer an OneDrive folder. What I mean is you can unlink your PC from your OneDrive using OneDrive settings on the taskbar, then logging in to your OneDrive account, and pointing your OneDrive folder to another place. You don't need to sync anything really, just complete the login process, and your Pictures folder will no longer be a part of the OneDrive Pictures folder, which you can then move freely.
    Hope it helps.

    Thank you for your advice. I tried everything but only this solved my problem. After unlinking the PC from OneDrive , move OneDrive folder to an external disk or to another folder in your laptop and the problem is solved. After that, if you try to move again OneDrive folder back to C:\users"your name" folder, this time Windows warns you that it will merge user folders with OneDrive folders. So leave OneDrive folder to another place, differend from the above path. Even if you put it into your regenerated Documents folder (after the above steps), will not cause any problem.
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