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  1.    21 Sep 2015 #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by dafydd View Post
    Well thanks all for your help.
    Looking at your answers I don't think there is any cause for an alarm,No danger best left alone then.
    Am I correct in thinking so?

    Maybe you can answer another point for me if you would be so kind.
    My documents photos etc are all on an internal second HDD named F.
    Now upon installing W10 when I select the documents in the start menu it automatically looks for documents in the C HDD but they aint there are they.
    They are in the documents folder in the F HDD.
    Now I have asked this question on here not long ago and the answer I had was a good one but it didn't work.

    When I right clicked on the documents folder in the C drive and selected properties then selected find target,Upon selecting that option there was no option to find the docs on the F drive it wasn't showing up.
    The way I got it working now is that I have a shortcut icon on my desktop for documents and another for pictures and so on.I would like to be able to access those from the start menu.
    In windows 7 it worked okay.
    Any further help on this PLEASE.I would be very grateful for help on solving this issue.

    Many Much Thank You.
    Did you get this sorted @dafydd ?
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  2.    21 Sep 2015 #12
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    Not really it got a bit confusing a little beyond my pc knowledge.
    I must thank you all for all the assistance that you provided.
    Will have another dig at it later on in the week maybe my head will be a little clearer then.
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  3.    21 Sep 2015 #13
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    Ok.

    Whenever you're ready.

    Just to clarify though. You have your documents folder on another drive, and you want Windows 10 to go to that folder when you click documents correct?

    Because that's how I have my system set up and it was very simple to do.
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  4.    21 Sep 2015 #14
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    That's correct.Thank You
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  5.    21 Sep 2015 #15
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  6.    21 Sep 2015 #16
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    Hya.
    Once again many thanks.
    Yes that option does work,But I don't want the documents on the C drive I want to keep them on the F drive.
    When I select the move option yes it does work but it transfers the whole of documents on to the C drive.

    When I had windows seven I had the same issue when I decided to keep all my doc's etc on a separate HDD,But it was easier then when I right clicked on the doc folder in the C drive then properties I could select the find location of the doc's on the F drive and job was done the docs stayed on the F drive.
    Now in windows 10 I don't get that option to find target,If I do select that tab it takes me to a blank page cant access the doc's on the F drive.It's very difficult to explain by typing the situation to another person,And it must be difficult for you on the other end of this post to try and see what I'm trying to achieve.
    Windows 10 does have some different ways of working I admit,Well I have short cuts of doc's on the desktop anyway,I even tried that method in the C drive but it wanted to take the whole folder over that's not what I require.
    Very confusing.
    Once again many thanks,Very much appreciated.
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  7.    22 Sep 2015 #17
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    Quote Originally Posted by dafydd View Post
    Hya.
    Once again many thanks.
    Yes that option does work,But I don't want the documents on the C drive I want to keep them on the F drive.
    When I select the move option yes it does work but it transfers the whole of documents on to the C drive.

    When I had windows seven I had the same issue when I decided to keep all my doc's etc on a separate HDD,But it was easier then when I right clicked on the doc folder in the C drive then properties I could select the find location of the doc's on the F drive and job was done the docs stayed on the F drive.
    Now in windows 10 I don't get that option to find target,If I do select that tab it takes me to a blank page cant access the doc's on the F drive.It's very difficult to explain by typing the situation to another person,And it must be difficult for you on the other end of this post to try and see what I'm trying to achieve.
    Windows 10 does have some different ways of working I admit,Well I have short cuts of doc's on the desktop anyway,I even tried that method in the C drive but it wanted to take the whole folder over that's not what I require.
    Very confusing.
    Once again many thanks,Very much appreciated.
    accessing storage drives :

    Note Windows primary hdd healthy partitions or any primary healthy partitions are likewise treated as another hdd in Windows. e.g. if you have partitioned your system or storage drive for storage or dual boot purposes .


    In file explorer directory tree (left folder pane) find your storage drive i.e ( local disc ( F: ) select that drive using > then likewise select users >your name > picture library > picture sub folder your pictures should be there and remain on local disc ( F: ) or whichever drive is your storage drive target .

    You can make shortcuts to any library folder ( like pictures,video ,documents . or music folders or the sub folders within those library folders . on the storage drive ( F : ) or any storage drive directory tree to your system drive ( C: ) Windows desktop .

    That's how you use drive ( F: ) or any storage drive either shortcuts and / or accessing it directly via the file explorer directory trees .

    accessing applications /programs on storage drives :

    OTOH x86 and x64 programs on a storage drive would be this computer > local disc (X : ) whereas X is the storage drive (s) or system drive ( C to click on then x86 for 32 bit or program folders and ( Programs ) for 64 bit program folders the program application .exe will execute by clicking on the application icon within the file folder folder you can likewise make shortcuts to ant exe icon on your storage drives to your system ( C drive desktop or a folder on your system drive .

    Note some programs ( .exe) and otherwise executable applications and games may have to be on your system drive to work at all or at least originally installed on your storage drive YMMV . Documents ,Videos ,Pictures and Music will work fine from a storage drive . I have shortcuts tom my storage partitions and storage drives on my system drive deskop and named accordingly e.g. Pictures drive X or hdd x or just pictures depending on the configuration.or the sub folders name and a sub folder shortcut same for . exe program executables ( application shortcuts ) to a storage drive

    Saving folders ,files ,pictures ,videos ,etc . and *documents* to a storage drive folder or library folder or sub folder :

    To save documents , work ,images ,videos ,music etc. *files or folders or documents to the storage drive * you will have to browse to *that* drive (user) library , folder or sub folder just like above like above in the directory tree * in the save as window left pane *and save it there in the storage drive target folder .........


    alternate :
    or simply save it to the desktop > then drag it to the desktop shortcut to the storage drive target folder (if you made one) or just save it there and it will be in the shortcut ( target folder )

    also :
    You can always open a file explorer window > tile it and drag your file or document you saved to the desktop to the target drive >user >library > folder or sub folder in the file explorer directory tree on your storage drive also .

    Once you have saved a file to a folder and wish to edit it , it will save to where it came from (replace it ) or if you just view it or play it and close the window it will go back to where it came from .
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  8.    22 Sep 2015 #18
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    PlatypusKnight .
    Many thanks for your message and you help on this matter.

    Well last night before my bedtime I was sitting in front of the desktop,As said that I have shortcuts of my documents etc on my desktop and that wasn't causing any issues with the C drive It was just a short cut of the F drive.

    As time went on I thought if that works for the desktop why can't it work in the C drive.
    So this is what I did last night,I right clicked on the documents folder on the desktop and selected Copy then went to the Start clicked on Documents it opened up blank so decided to Right click on the blank space and selected Paste and a copy of the shortcut from the desktop was now in the documents folder in documents in the C drive.

    Just one small hitch is when I select documents from the start it opens up with the doc's folder,Then double click and all my documents are there.
    Hey Presto,That will do me fine just to get over the slight issue.
    Today I will do the same with pictures video etc.

    Well I wish that I could shake your hand with all the time and effort that you have put into the problem that I had,Well we shall see how thing develop from here on,At the moment I'm quite happy with it as it is.

    Your help was very much appreciated.Diolch yn fawr unwaith eto. From South Wales UK.

    Have a lovely day.

    ps.I do appreciate the help from all.I'm a late starter in this computer world,But thanks to people like you it does make things a little easier.Many Thanks.
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  9.    22 Sep 2015 #19
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    Great @dafydd

    Cheers mate!

    Glad you got it sorted. Thanks for the rec. And if you need any further help. Don't hesitate to post here or send me a private message.
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