1. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 164
    windows 10
       13 Jul 2015 #1

    Cannot move documents folder


    I am trying to move my documents folder from the external drive I put it on before installing Win10. It looks like its going to move, then says its done but nothing has moved. Any ideas?
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  2. Joined : Nov 2013
    Chicagoland
    Posts : 20,751
    Tower: W8.1; Laptop: W10 Pro build 10586; Windows Phone 8
       13 Jul 2015 #2

    Hi there. You cannot duplicate a folder with the same name. Either rename the folder on the external drive to let's say My Documents 2 or My Docs. Then move. Or if you want to add those documents into your My Documents in 10 open the folder on the external drive > Press Ctrl/A key combo > Press Ctrl/C key combo > Then open My Documents folder in 10 > Then press Ctrl/V key combo to paste.

    Hope that helps.
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  3. Joined : Nov 2013
    Chicagoland
    Posts : 20,751
    Tower: W8.1; Laptop: W10 Pro build 10586; Windows Phone 8
       13 Jul 2015 #3

    Sorry, I should have told you that if there's a warning on a desktop.ini file, press do not copy.
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