Move Location of Downloads Folder in Windows 10  

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  1. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       1 Week Ago #10

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Gadart,

    As long as you do step 6, it would be up to you if you wanted to or not.
    Hi Brink,
    Thanks for tutorial. It's working great after did that.
    But I have question about Downloads folder under username still have files showing there, same as files moved to new location.
    I'm thinking of delete those, but after test it out, it seems those files are sync each other. If I deleted something in one of them, both places are gone. Little confuse about this!
    PS: After did step 6, I saw disk size used indeed decrease in dive C.

    Thanks in advance from your input.
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18317
    Thread Starter
       1 Week Ago #11

    Hello @Jati,

    As a test, if you move all the synced files to your Desktop temporarily, and then move them to the moved Downloads folder, do they still sync to the one under username?
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  3. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       1 Week Ago #12

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello @Jati,

    As a test, if you move all the synced files to your Desktop temporarily, and then move them to the moved Downloads folder, do they still sync to the one under username?
    Just tested:
    1- I moved all files in Downloads folder under username temporarily to new created folder on desktop, then all files in NEW location gone as well.
    2- I moved some files (testing few files first before moving all) to NEW downloads folder location, then those files also shown back in folder under username as well.

    I think, it does that vice versa, still SYNCING. That's good isn't it?

    PS: I noted, after did test per your requested, I saw my amount of used in drive C increase back to amount that previously move to new location in another drive.

    Thanks!
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  4. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 35,288
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18317
    Thread Starter
       1 Week Ago #13

    It shouldn't be syncing with the old default location.

    Did you have Downloads set to sync with OneDrive or some other service/program (ex: Google Drive) by chance?

    If not, then you might restore the Downloads folder back to its default location, and try moving again in case something didn't go right.
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  5. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       1 Week Ago #14

    Brink said: View Post
    It shouldn't be syncing with the old default location.

    Did you have Downloads set to sync with OneDrive or some other service/program (ex: Google Drive) by chance?

    If not, then you might restore the Downloads folder back to its default location, and try moving again in case something didn't go right.
    Got OneDrive, but not autorun. Will try again.

    Thank you!
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