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  1. VBF
    Posts : 602
    Win 10 Pro
       #1510

    Acrylica said:
    Well that beggars belief, why on earth would they assume we wanted the Downloads folder emptied?! All the more reason not to use the default folders.
    Quite agree! My Downloads folder (NOT in original location) has a whole string beneath it of stuff that I've downloaded and will eventually sort out (move, keep, delete or whatever). I'd be really angry if that disappeared.
    Having said that, I do copy my D:\ Downloads to a folder on another, external drive.
    I shall now add it into File History as well.
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  2. Posts : 15,086
    Windows 10 IoT
       #1511

    hawkman said:
    AND
    going on from that your local account has a different location than your MS account


    Roy
    Not for me? The default is C:\users\ (my user folder) regardless of whether I use a local or Microsoft account. The first five characters of my e-mail address are kerry so mine always ends up being kerry.
    Your user folder may have a weird name if you log in with a Microsoft Account but as far as I know the path is the same.
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  3. Posts : 29,078
    Windows 10 21H1 Build 19043.1023
       #1512

    alphanumeric said:
    If I change the location of one of my user folders, like say Documnets, and move the contents. The original folder is deleted / removed. If I go to C:\Users\kerry, there is no Documnets folder. All the ones I changed the location of are gone. I assume if I didn't move the contents that would stay though? And in that instance I would have two Documents folders?
    Not from what I've been reading, Alpha. If you installed the "original" 1809 released around October 2, the Documents folder and all its contents would be removed without ceremony! Thus, the loss of a large number of users' files, which is the crux of the matter.

    IOW, you need to move all your files to the new location or Windows will remove them for you.
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  4. Posts : 15,086
    Windows 10 IoT
       #1513

    Wynona said:
    Not from what I've been reading, Alpha. If you installed the "original" 1809 released around October 2, the Documents folder and all its contents would be removed without ceremony! Thus, the loss of a large number of users' files, which is the crux of the matter.

    IOW, you need to move all your files to the new location or Windows will remove them for you.
    I was using logic and common sense. Microsoft on the other hand...………...
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  5. Posts : 29,078
    Windows 10 21H1 Build 19043.1023
       #1514

    alphanumeric said:
    I was using logic and common sense. Microsoft on the other hand...………...
    Perzackly!

    And that's why I didn't do a Documents relocation (not that I knew what might happen); I just added another internal drive and named it Data. When stuff gets saved to Documents, I just go in and move it to where I want it, but Windows tends to remember my Data drive and that's its first suggestion.

    Am I making any sense?
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  6. Posts : 15,086
    Windows 10 IoT
       #1515

    Wynona said:
    Perzackly!

    And that's why I didn't do a Documents relocation (not that I knew what might happen); I just added another internal drive and named it Data. When stuff gets saved to Documents, I just go in and move it to where I want it, but Windows tends to remember my Data drive and that's its first suggestion.

    Am I making any sense?
    No non what so ever I have no idea what your on about.


    Yes makes sense
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  7. Posts : 15,086
    Windows 10 IoT
       #1516

    Wynona said:
    Perzackly!

    And that's why I didn't do a Documents relocation (not that I knew what might happen); I just added another internal drive and named it Data. When stuff gets saved to Documents, I just go in and move it to where I want it, but Windows tends to remember my Data drive and that's its first suggestion.

    Am I making any sense?
    I have all my user folders on a second drive named Data. After a clean install I manually, one at a time, change the user folder locations to the ones on my Data drive. Once I do that Windows finds all my files and they show up in file explorer etc. Its just something I've done for ages. On a clean install I can delete all the partitions except the Data one, and install into the unallocated space. Windows then creates all the special partitions it needs and I'm back in business.
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  8. Posts : 1,560
    Windows 10 Home 20H2 64-bit
       #1517

    winactive said:
    The world of games does not revolve around Steam.
    Uplay, Origin, GoG and Bnet all behaves - for the most part - like Steam, with the exception of Bnet which create a folder on C:/ drive and directly in the program files (x86) folder as default. Steam is also the biggest distributor of digital PC games, so it's definitely relevant to mention it. Even UWP games doesn't leave much files flying around so I don't see your counter argument. Moving games around will leave a folder of the game on the previous drive for convenience, but they should be in the apps folder within the client so it's not really an issue, unless you really need to dig deep into it. However, the files I can see being an issue are C++ redist, first time setups etc, but I don't think it's necessarily the games' fault.
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  9. Posts : 93
    Win10Pro 64bit
       #1518

    The problem with User file redirection is that there is two ways of doing it which appear to be entirely separate.

    1) using Settings> Storage>change where new contents is saved.
    If you change the default for any of the options from "This PC (C:)" a folder titled "user_name" is created on the destination disk with sub folders "Documents", "Music", "Pictures" etc.

    2) You can right click on the folder whose content you want to move in file explorer, eg C:\ Users\user_name\Documents and move it and it's contents, or not, to anywhere you like eg: E:\Documents
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  10. Posts : 30,316
    Windows 11 Pro x64 Version 23H2
       #1519

    Would agree.

    The Settings > Storage is like you said for new data. I think of it as a concatenation. New data is stored in new space. As such through file explorer you see it all. The original c: data and the data you added as subfolder.

    Step 5 in this tutorial

    Change Storage Save Locations in Windows 10


    The move location redirects file explorer to show you the new location. You don't naturally see the files in old location.
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