Help with folder permissions for Pics, Videos, Documents etc

  1.    12 Apr 2018 #1

    Help with folder permissions for Pics, Videos, Documents etc

    Hi all,

    Not sure if I've selected the proper category here to post this type of question but feel free to move if so.

    Anyway, I've got Windows installed on a 128GB SSD which is perfectly fine for the operating system and some apps, plus I have a 2TB hard drive as my D drive, but I want to move the folders such as:
    • C:\Users\Alex\Documents
    • C:\Users\Alex\Pictures
    • C:\Users\Alex\Videos

    and so on to another location, this being:
    • D:\Home\Alex\Documents
    • D:\Home\Alex\Pictures
    • D:\Home\Alex\Videos

    Obviously using the default folders (the C drive listings above) secures them to my user account in Windows, so if anyone else from another account tried to access them, they wouldn't be able to. But just having them on the D drive in custom folders like those above, surely means any other user would be able to access these from their account?

    Sadly I am not very clued up with folder permissions in Windows, so can anyone advise what do I need to do to the folders in D:\Home\Alex to make them only accessible from my own user account, just as they would be if they were in the default Windows location of C:\Users\Alex?

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  2. AndreTen's Avatar
    Posts : 15,507
    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)
       12 Apr 2018 #2

    You can move Users folder like it's described in this Tutorial for Documents:

    tenforums |tutorials/74952-documents-folder-move-location-windows-10

    Repeat the same procedure for Pictures, Videos and Downloads (or any other User folder).

    Permissions shouldn't be a problem. New folders will retain the same functionality and security as original folders.
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  3. Clintlgm's Avatar
    Posts : 901
    Win 10 pro Upgraded from 8.1
       12 Apr 2018 #3

    You might want to check out this tutorial also Move Users Folder Location in Windows 10 Windows 10 Tutorials
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