We are going to show you how to properly move the OneDrive folder to another drive and make sure it sync all the previous and future files properly. Isn't there another place for app log files in the system? Shortcut icons contain a little arrow. This also happens with the Pictures folder on the second drive. We saved it to root directory of E: drive. Step 1: Open File Explorer by clicking its icon on the taskbar or clicking File Explore icon in the Start menu. I believe this is a temporary issue and will again be fixed in later builds.
Install Windows 10 To clean install Windows 10, see this tutorial: If you don't have install media for Windows 10, see download instructions in this tutorial: For some reason Sysprep sometimes fails when Windows is connected to the network when installed. . That said, Microsoft has pulled the update quite a while ago, so upgrading at this point is not even possible. Matthew, Thank you for your solution, which I implemented it in a slightly different way that did not involve safe mode. You can only run Sysprep on a custom clean install version of Windows. Creating new user account may confuse you. Find a to automate the transfer.
This tutorial will show how to move relocate the Users folder by changing internal. But you can moved the pictures folder the same way, but you cannot move it by clicking on a OneDrive shortcut, Quick Access Shortcut or a Library. Walter Glenn is the Editorial Director for How-To Geek and its sister sites. Do note, this does work with AppData, but not with Program Files nor with the Windows folder, as it will break things like Windows Update. This is not necessary if the ProgramData folder is not relocated.
And still doing it that way, you may find that you still have a lot of setting up to do to make your new user profile look and act like you want it. So this method of moving desktop, documents, downloads, music and pictures folders to another drive over moving user profile folder where you have plenty of free space makes sense. Here, the guide shows you a simpler way to transfer user account from one computer to another straightforwardly. Don't panic, this is quite easy :. Click on the Start button. We have tried this software on both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 10 install without any issues.
You can reset your documents folder back to the way it was. In some circumstances, however, it makes sense to move one or more of these subfolders to a new location. A menu drops down, listing some common locations. Right-click on the folder that you want to move to another drive and then click Properties. Windows 10 Technical Preview makes this whole update or upgrade thing even more confusing as it has been in previous versions due the fact that the Up grade is given through Windows Up date.
The sysprep file is a little file which needs certain instructions for execution. We are using 32 bit Windows 10, so here the value is x86. This guide is focused on Windows 10, but the ability to move user folders to another location has been available for a long time, which means that you can also use the same instructions on Windows 8. This setting applies to new universal apps that you download from the Microsoft Store. You can now upgrade to next build, and when the upgrade is done you can sysprep the upgraded Windows.
In that case you could simply copy and paste the contents of the old OneDrive folder to the new location before signing in again. So I am not sure how this article has anything to do with moving the Documents folder. Let's see how to move this folder to another location. I don't have any problem leaving the 2 documents folders alone on my C drive as long as they don't bother anything else. The time it will take to transfer your Documents folder depends on how many files and folders are in your Documents folder and how big they are. Before it was installed, a window came up explaining that my data wouldn't be affected.
The system warns you that skies can fall down if you delete these items, just laugh loud and accept the deletion : Close the Registry Editor. Then when I tried to remap my Pictures folder to the new Pictures folder it automatically redirected the other 3 folders to the new Pictures folder. Windows will prompt you to confirm. If you do try to move documents using the method we describe, let us know what happens. As you can tell, the former three ways are kind of tricky; you can hardly start without an in-depth instruction.
Step 5: From the list, select the program that you want to move, click the dotted button under Alternative folder to select the new location where you want to move the program to and finally, click the large right-arrow button located at the bottom of the program to begin moving the program. If everything goes well, the program will be moved in a couple of seconds. If you don't use OneDrive or you have the latest version, then there's not a problem. If you enter a path that doesn't exist, Windows will offer to create it for you. Move downloads, desktop, and documents to another drive Here is how to move desktop, downloads, picture and music folders to another drive on Windows 10. We have it in H: drive. Step 2: Visit , and download Steam Mover software.
I had to move the folder back to the system drive and everything started working fine again. Before Windows 10 was installed on my Windows 7 machine, I'd redirected my Documents and Pictures folders to another drive. Please revert if you face any issues with drive re-direction. To check the type of the file system, right-click on the drive, select Properties, and then check the file system type. Also, after moving your files to another location, make sure that you keep the drive in a secure place to prevent your data falling into the wrong hands. Changing your default save location creates a new Users folder structure on the new drive and saves all new files there by default.