For example, you might move the Downloads folder to another partition so that enough room is left on your Windows system drive. You may unsubscribe from these newsletters at any time. Step 2: Use the input field at the top of the main window to choose Where To Save The Image File. Why not consider the last resort? Manufacturers might have their own unattended answer files in place which ignore your custom unattended files. Step 3: Right-click on the SteamMover executable file and then click Run as administrator option to launch the program with admin privileges.
Drive should be empty before moving the Users from C:, you can after the relocation process then copy your files back to corresponding folders in the new Users folder. If you enter a path that doesn't exist, Windows will offer to create it for you. He's also written hundreds of white papers, articles, user manuals, and courseware over the years. Once you complete these steps, the folder will move to the new location with its content and settings. Note also that you can change the save location for new apps in this window.
This is useful for moving only important documents. Unlink Your Microsoft Account Before you move the OneDrive folder, you must unlink your Microsoft account so it can sync files from the new location when you re-link. Embedded Video is not supported in Internet Explorer - 1. The installation media must be present during Sysprep. We saved it to root directory of E: drive. This also happens with the Pictures folder on the second drive.
Now right click on Start button and select Command Prompt Admin. Move ProgramData back to C: drive below for how to prepare Windows for an upgrade by moving the ProgramData folder back to C: drive if you have relocated it to another drive. Edit Registry to Sysprep an Upgraded Windows below for how to run Sysprep on an upgraded Windows. You can press the Add Files button for more options. I just find them confusing and would like to delete them but I use the apps whose files are in them. We have it in H: drive. I had to move the folder back to the system drive and everything started working fine again.
Step 5: Select Restore from the left panel. If you need to transfer many files or a big amount of data, activate this software and follow the guidelines below for help now. This means that Windows goes through the initial setup process. This page includes the most popular tips for getting Windows 10 configured exactly the way you want it. Don't panic, this is quite easy :. To restore the original location of these folders In this guide, we are restoring the Desktop folder to its original location. .
Note that you can move folders that you want to move, and no need to move all of them. Step 2: In the first prompt, choose Via Network Connection. If you reinstall Windows 10, your custom Documents folder stored on a different drive won't disappear with all your data if you accidentally format your system partition. As you can tell, the former three ways are kind of tricky; you can hardly start without an in-depth instruction. Before Windows 10 was installed on my Windows 7 machine, I'd redirected my Documents and Pictures folders to another drive.
In both cases I can see the files in the folder at E: , while windows shows the folder as if they were at C:, which seems to be the way soft links work. Besides, one noticeable fact is that all the three methods won't help when you consider moving users folder to another drive on another computer. To move your documents to the D drive: 1. Step 5: Select applications or folders of interest and press Transfer. To move the Documents folder in Windows 10, do the following. Automatically Move Users Folder to Another Drive So, concluding from the general methods that we wrote here, what's the best method you should feel no hesitation to attempt it first? Do let us know how moving your OneDrive folder helped you.
He's written hundreds of articles for How-To Geek and edited thousands. If you have any further query in future, feel free to contact us. Depending on all that's under the folder, this may take a long time. Step 2: Run it and go through desktop files, browser favorites and settings, multimedia items, emails, and downloads to choose what to save. If everything goes well, the program will be moved in a couple of seconds.
I redirected the pointer to see the Documents on the second drive. Step 3: Switch to the Location tab, click Move button, and then select a location on any drive other than an external drive and finally, click Select Folder, and then click Apply button to move the selected folder to the new drive. The main difference is that, by default, you must be Administrator to create them. If you're concerned about things that do have such paths, though, there's a fix available! Relocating Users folder during installation Relocating Users folder on an existing Windows installation Upgrade and Sysprep: what to do when upgrading from Windows 7, 8 or 8. If you've previously selected a set of folders that you want to sync, you'll need to open the OneDrive settings, and in the Account tab, click the Choose folder to select the files you want to access locally. The method described in this tutorial allows relocating Windows 10 main profile folder Users including all present and future user profiles and folders while installing Windows, before any user accounts are created, as well as later on an already installed system.
Before it was installed, a window came up explaining that my data wouldn't be affected. «We have fully investigated all reports of data loss, identified and fixed all known issues in the update, and conducted internal validation. This tutorial will show you how to move the default location of your Documents folder to where you want in Windows 10. In some circumstances, however, it makes sense to move one or more of these subfolders to a new location. Copy the code from below link. In that case you could simply copy and paste the contents of the old OneDrive folder to the new location before signing in again. Matthew, Thank you for your solution, which I implemented it in a slightly different way that did not involve safe mode.