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  1. Brink's Avatar
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       18 Dec 2017 #10

    Hello Kaby, :)

    You would most likely get a location not found type error message.
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  2.    18 Dec 2017 #11

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Kaby, :)
    You would most likely get a location not found type error message.
    I guessed as much. I was hoping it would default back to the Downloads folder on the PC similar to the Storage Spaces feature of Windows 10. Oh well...
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  3. Brink's Avatar
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       18 Dec 2017 #12

    If you like, you could test and see since it won't hurt anything.
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  4.    18 Dec 2017 #13

    Brink said: View Post
    If you like, you could test and see since it won't hurt anything.
    Will do...
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  5. Brink's Avatar
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       18 Dec 2017 #14

    I look forward to hearing the results. :)
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  6.    18 Dec 2017 #15

    Brink said: View Post
    I look forward to hearing the results. :)
    I presume you already knew this but figured I would share in case others had the same inquiry... :)

    You get an error...

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  7. Brink's Avatar
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       18 Dec 2017 #16

    That's what we figured, but it was worth a play with to confirm.
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  8.    10 Oct 2018 #17

    @Brink or anyone
    I had moved my documents folder to D:\Documents a long time back. This PC > Documents points to the same place.
    BUT I have found that the original folder has been recreated, i.e. C:\Users\Alan\Documents, which is causing problems. For a start, it doesn't have a location tab.

    If I consolidate all the data into D:\Documents, howw can I stop this happening again?
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  9. Brink's Avatar
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       10 Oct 2018 #18

    Hello Alan @ognik,

    Do you have any app saving into the "C:\Users\Alan\Documents" folder?
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  10.    10 Oct 2018 #19

    Thanks, appreciated.

    1.
    Outlook - I know how to more that, must have got it wrong before.
    Then some games, I wonder if they have C:\Users\... hard coded instead of using the quick access shortcut.... so these will need a reinstall.

    My plan would be to sort the above, then delete the folder .. would hate it to happen again - hence my question?

    2. side question:
    I had heard that startup would be much quicker if large folders weren't under the %user% - is that right?
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