Relocating System Storage Folders

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    Relocating System Storage Folders

    I'm currently running an SSD drive for my operating system. It's only 120 GB and what to do is move the storage folders (ie, My Music, My Videos, My Documents, etc etc etc) to another drive to reduce strain on the SSD Drive. As we all know SSD Drives can be fickle, but so far, it's run flawlessly. I'd like to keep it that way. Plus it's going to fail eventually, and it's a lot easier just to reinstall the operating system then to hope backup files didn't aren't corrupt or missing.

    I know this an incredibly easy question, but it's been so long since I've messed this area of files, I just want to make sure I get it right the 1st time and Windows 10 is going to recognize where these folders were moved to. A step by step would be appreciated.
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    You need to create a folder(s) with the same name as the library(ies) on the drive you want to use(go to properties of newly created folder and give it the correct icon).

    1. Then go to the Library and right click,
    2. Choose properties,
    3. Go to Location tab,
    4. Click find target and tree down to your newly created folder
    5. Then click move and wait until everything has been moved,
    6. Click apply

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