Windows 10: Help clearing things up regarding redirecting user folders

  1.    25 Dec 2015 #1

    Help clearing things up regarding redirecting user folders


    Hi,

    I am a bit confused about redirecting user folders in Windows 10, that is move the user folders like Documents, Pictures, Music, etc FROM my C-drive which is the default drive, TO a new drive, for example D-Drive where I have my Old Documents, Picture and Music folders.

    So the situation is this.

    I have made an upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1 using the free offer from Microsoft.

    I then realized that some old software do not seem to work, etc, which has made me want to make a new, clean install of Windows 10 on my C-drive (that is a new formated one), and then re-connect my "old" Documents, Pictures, Music, etc folders which I have on a separate D-Drive.

    When I did this in Windows 7 (and I think with Windows 8.1 as well), I just went to the Documents folder on the C-drive, right clicked an choose properties and then moved the folder to the "old" folder also named "Documents" on the D-drive, by using the Move... button in the Location-tab in the Properties dialog of the Documents folder (for example).

    Is this the way to do it in Windows 10 as well, or do I have to do it the rather "technical" way described by Kari in "Users Folder - Change Location in Windows 10"? The reason for asking this, is that I cannot find this "Location tab" in Windows 10, nor the "Move..."-button.

    Would be grateful if someone could clarify this a bit!
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    25 Dec 2015 #2

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Snap 2015-12-25 at 18.45.42.jpg 
Views:	13 
Size:	21.9 KB 
ID:	55333

    Hi, it seems to be there still.. (10586.36)
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    25 Dec 2015 #3

    Funny!? I must have right clicked on the wrong folder???
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 5,151
    Windows 10 Pro X64 15063.483
       25 Dec 2015 #4

    Make sure you click on C:\Users\youraccount\Document, not Documents under Libraries.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 

Related Threads
W10 changes user rights on folders in Network and Sharing
I am running a multiboot W7-pro and W10-pro with several harddisks build in the computer to discover that after W10 used a disk W7 wants to check it to find no errors. Beside that I am not allowed to delete some folders I created in W7 after using...
I'm sorry if this seems like a total newbie question but I can't figure out if this is a Windows 10 thing or something that's gotten under my radar and is a bit more sinister - everytime I start up a browser, Firefox or Chrome, I get this page...
Clearing event viewer entries in General Support
How can I construct a .bat file to clear entries in the event viewer. Thanks
Deleted User Folders in General Support
I have two users whose accounts have been deleted but their folders under C Users are re-created on restart after deleting them. Hang over from W7 but can anyone help me permanently delete the in W10?
Deleted User Folders in General Support
I have two users whose accounts have been deleted but their folders under C Users are re-created on restart after deleting them. Hang over from W7 but can anyone help me permanently delete the in W10?

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 11:04.
Find Us