Move Location of Pictures Folder in Windows 10

    Move Location of Pictures Folder in Windows 10

    How to Move Your Pictures Folder Location in Windows 10
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    How to Move Your Pictures Folder Location in Windows 10

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    By default, Windows stores your personal Pictures folder in your account's %UserProfile% folder (ex: "C:\Users\Brink").

    You can change where files in this Pictures folder are stored to another place on the hard drive, another drive, or another computer on the network.

    This tutorial will show you how to move the default location of your Pictures folder to where you want in Windows 10.

    Here's How:

    1. If you haven't already, you will need to create a new folder named Pictures at the location (ex: "E:" ) you want to move your personal Pictures folder to. (see screenshot below)

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    2. Open This PC in File Explorer (Win+E), right click on your Pictures folder, and click/tap on Properties. (see screenshot below)
    Note   Note
    If you don't see the Pictures folder in This PC, then you can also click/tap on the icon in the address bar of File Explorer, type shell:My Pictures into the address bar, and press Enter to open your Pictures folder no matter where it may be located.

    You can then right click or press and hold on an empty area in your Pictures folder, and click/tap on Properties.

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    3. Click/tap on the Location tab, and click/tap on the Move button. (see screenshot below)

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    4. Browse to and select the Pictures folder at the location (ex: "E:\Pictures" ) from step 1, and click/tap on Select Folder. (see screenshot below)

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    5. Click/tap on OK to apply. (see screenshot below)

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    6. Click/tap on Yes to move all the files from the old location to the new location. (see screenshot below)

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    7. Your personal Pictures folder and all of its contents will now be moved to the new location (ex: "E:\Pictures" ). (see screenshot below)

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    That's it,

  1.    08 Aug 2017 #1
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    It worked like a charm. Thanks!
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  2.    08 Aug 2017 #2
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