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Moving My Documents Folder Back to C Drive

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by pegs, Aug 14, 2019 at 12:28 AM.

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  1. pegs

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    I have a Dell 3670, running Windows 10 Pro. When I first set up the computer, I moved my "Documents" Folder to my F: Drive. It's not working out there, because when I install programs, instead of writing the typical extraneous stuff to my F:\Documents folder, it's writing everything directly to the root of my F: Drive (instead of F:\documents, cluttering my root drive terribly!

    So I'm trying to move the Documents Folder BACK to C: Drive.

    When I right-click on the Documents folder and click Properties, there's no "Location" Tab! Only the top row of tabs is present: General, Sharing, Security, Previous Versions, Customize.

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    Since the "Location" tab is required to select the destination folder (C:\documents), how can I move my Documents folder back to my C: Drive?

    Stuff like this should all be in my "Documents" folder, not in my F: Root Drive:

    F:\

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    Please help!

    -Peg

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  2. lunarlander

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    How did you do the initial move of the Documents folder?
     
  3. pegs

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    I right-clicked on c:\documents and hit "Location". (Which was there). Then I typed in "F:\Documents" and hit "Move". I've always had my "Documents" on F: Drive on my past computers, and programs always wrote stuff to it during installation. They never tried to put info on the root drive. :(

    (If I could stop them from doing that, I would be happy leaving "Documents" on F: Drive.)
     
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2019 at 4:01 PM
  4. pegs

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    Surely someone knows how to move my Documents back to C: drive???? Or how to, at least, tell programs to write to F:\Documents instead of F:\ (root directory)????
     
  5. lunarlander

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    Open Settings.
    Click on System.
    Click on Storage.
    Under "Save locations," and on "New apps will save to," select the new drive location.
     
  6. pegs

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    I don't understand that suggestion, lunarlander. :(

    When I go to that location, here's what it currently shows:

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    As you can see, it already currently says "This PC (C). Since my "Documents" folder is on F: Drive (where I unfortunately moved it when I first set up my computer), this obviously isn't the place where I would to to change it to C: (because it already says C). And it's always said C:

    I'm not sure what "New apps will save to" actually means, but it doesn't seem to fit my situation at all.

    In fact, it says C:\ for every available circumstance:
    [​IMG]

    :confused::confused::confused::confused:
     
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2019 at 12:15 PM
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