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Changing library location changes all other libraries

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#1 errorproxy


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Posted 20 June 2016 - 07:54 PM

My downloads, documents, videos, desktop library folders are labeled as Documents and when I change one of the locations they all change.

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Posted 20 June 2016 - 08:37 PM

Perhaps leave them be, lest more grief than joy visit you.  I made parallel directories in my D partition and educated all programs to copy to, move to, write to, save to, right into designated D partition folders.

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Posted 21 June 2016 - 12:48 PM

How do you change the location of your user profile folders?

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Posted 21 June 2016 - 04:53 PM

Go to your user profile in File Explorer,

Right click on the folders that you want to reassign (one at a time)

Select "Properties", then select the "Location" tab

Click on the "Move" button and select where you want it to go.


It's advisable to backup these folders before moving them.  That way if something goes wrong you'll still have them available.


EDIT:  FYI - you can't move the My Documents folder (and the other similar one's) with the shortcut arrows on them.  These are actually junction points.  They are like links, but are provided for compatibility purpowses so that older programs will still work.  For example, My Documents is a junction point,while Documents is the actual folder.

Edited by usasma, 21 June 2016 - 04:55 PM.

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