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    Move Location of Music Folder in Windows 10

    Move Location of Music Folder in Windows 10

    How to Move Your Music Folder Location in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Customization
    03 Sep 2022
    Designer Media Ltd



    How to Move Your Music Folder Location in Windows 10


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

    You can change where files in this Music 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 Music 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.


    For a Windows 11 version of this tutorial, see:

    Move or Restore Default Location of Music Folder in Windows 11




    Here's How:

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

    Move Location of Music Folder in Windows 10-move_music_folder_location-1.png

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

    If you don't see the Music folder in This PC, then you can also click/tap on the icon in the address bar of File Explorer, type shell:My Music into the address bar, and press Enter to open your Music folder no matter where it may be located.

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

    Move Location of Music Folder in Windows 10-move_music_folder_location-2.png

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

    Move Location of Music Folder in Windows 10-move_music_folder_location-3.png

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

    Move Location of Music Folder in Windows 10-move_music_folder_location-4.png

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

    Move Location of Music Folder in Windows 10-move_music_folder_location-5.png

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

    Move Location of Music Folder in Windows 10-move_music_folder_location-6.png

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

    Move Location of Music Folder in Windows 10-move_music_folder_location-7.png


    That's it,
    Shawn Brink






  1. Posts : 14
    win10
       #1

    that great
    thank you for everything Brink
    :):):)
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  2. Posts : 64,511
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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       #2

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  3. Posts : 7
    windows 10 Home
       #3

    Hi Brink,

    - - - Updated - - -

    when I create a disk mirror (eg.using Macrium Reflect) of drive C , with my music folder location point to drive D (internal drive) using your method, will the mirror contain the music content from drive D ?
    Thanks
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  4. Posts : 64,511
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Tony77 said:
    Hi Brink,

    when I create a disk mirror (eg.using Macrium Reflect) of drive C , with my music folder location point to drive D (internal drive) using your method, will the mirror contain the music content from drive D ?
    Thanks
    Hello Tony,

    It will include the link to point to the Music folder on drive D, but it will not include the content on drive D unless you include drive D with the image created by Macrium Reflect.
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  5. Posts : 7
    windows 10 Home
       #5

    Thank you Brink
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  6. Posts : 64,511
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Tony77 said:
    Thank you Brink
    You're most welcome.
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  7. Posts : 38,793
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #7

    Hi Shawn, here's a new possible quirk with regards to Location - no confirmation though I'm afraid-
    Accessing Folders from Run Menu (Documents/Downloads/Pictures/Music)

    Run box, Music opens Music... but not the right Music if relocated..

    If this is true, then might be worth a footnote?
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  8. Posts : 64,511
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #8

    dalchina said:
    Hi Shawn, here's a new possible quirk with regards to Location - no confirmation though I'm afraid-
    Accessing Folders from Run Menu (Documents/Downloads/Pictures/Music)

    Run box, Music opens Music... but not the right Music if relocated..

    If this is true, then might be worth a footnote?
    Thank you for the heads up. I suppose it depends on how they were moved, and what command was used to open them. It seems something in the registry may be afoot. Possibly for the folders, or something for the Run history.
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  9. Posts : 38,793
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #9
      My Computers


 

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