Move Location of Pictures Folder in Windows 10  

    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
    Published by Category: Customization
    16 Jan 2019
    Designer Media Ltd

    How to Move Your Pictures Folder Location in Windows 10

    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.

    It is highly recommended to create a system image backup first to make it easy to undo if you were to make a mistake in the steps below.

    Here's How:

    1. If you currently have your Pictures folder protected by OneDrive, then you will need to temporarily turn off OneDrive protection for this folder until after you move it.

    2. 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)

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Move_Pictures_folder_location-1.png 
Views:	885 
Size:	39.0 KB 
ID:	117248

    3. Open This PC in File Explorer (Win+E), right click on your Pictures folder, and click/tap on Properties. (see screenshot below)

    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.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Move_Pictures_folder_location-2.png 
Views:	788 
Size:	79.4 KB 
ID:	117249

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

    Name:  Move_Pictures_folder_location-3.png
Views: 32179
Size:  25.8 KB

    5. Browse to and select the Pictures folder at the location (ex: "E:\Pictures" ) from step 2, and click/tap on Select Folder. (see screenshot below)

    Name:  Move_Pictures_folder_location-4.png
Views: 32201
Size:  34.5 KB

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

    Name:  Move_Pictures_folder_location-5.png
Views: 32539
Size:  21.5 KB

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

    Name:  Move_Pictures_folder_location-6.png
Views: 32233
Size:  19.2 KB

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

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Move_Pictures_folder_location-7.png 
Views:	534 
Size:	46.4 KB 
ID:	117258

    That's it,

    Related Tutorials

  1.    #1

    It worked like a charm. Thanks!
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 40,707
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18932
    Thread Starter

      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3. Posts : 12
    Windows 7 and 10

    In Windows 10, I redirected several folders as follows:

    ; Point to Current folder for Music, Video, Pictures, etc.
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders]
    "My Music"="D:\\Current"
    "My Pictures"="D:\\Current"
    "My Video"="D:\\Current"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders]
    "My Music"="D:\\Current"
    "My Pictures"="D:\\Current"
    "My Video"="D:\\Current"
    It works. But occasionally D:\Current now likes to rename itself as Pictures. I've been using this registry edit method to redirect the folders for a long time. And I've been having this problem for a long time. Should I have done it manually as suggested here instead?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


Tutorial Categories

Move Location of Pictures Folder in Windows 10 Tutorial Index Network & Sharing Instalation and Upgrade Browsers and Email General Tips Gaming Customization Apps and Features Virtualization BSOD System Security User Accounts Hardware and Drivers Updates and Activation Backup and Restore Performance and Maintenance Mixed Reality Phone

Related Threads
Installation & Upgrade Move Users Folder Location in Windows 10 in Tutorials
How to Move Users Folder to another Location in Windows 10 The method described in this tutorial allows relocating Windows 10 main profile folder Users including all present and future user profiles and folders while installing Windows, before...
How to Add or Remove 'Copy To folder' and 'Move To folder' Context Menu in Windows 10 When you press and hold or right click on selected file(s) and folder(s) and click/tap on Copy To folder, it will copy them to a location you select...
I used the tutorial to move my user folders to a spare, second drive in my laptop. Now I'm thinking about changing it from a spinner to an SSD and I'm wondering what steps I should be considering, before I make that swap, to preserve my user folders...
Short version: I'm getting an error message when I attempt to move my Documents folder to a new location (same volume):The folder can't be moved here...The filename or extension is too long (see attachment). Longer version: I want to move my...
So currently when I go into "This PC" I have 6 icons at the top : Desktop, Documents, Downloads, Music, Pictures & Videos. As I'm running my OS off a 120gb SSD I typically store my documents/photos/videos etc on another drive, in this case my D...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:49.
Find Us