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    Move Location of Videos Folder in Windows 10

    How to Move Your Videos Folder Location in Windows 10
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    23 Aug 2018
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    How to Move Your Videos Folder Location in Windows 10


    By default, Windows stores your personal Videos folder in your account's %UserProfile% folder (ex: "C:\Users\Brink").

    You can change where files in this Videos folder are stored to another place on the hard drive, another drive, or another computer on the network.

    This tutorial will show you how to move the default location of your Videos folder to where you want in Windows 10.



    Here's How:

    1. If you haven't already, you will need to create a new folder named Videos at the location (ex: "E:" ) you want to move your personal Videos folder to. (see screenshot below)

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    2. Open This PC in File Explorer (Win+E), right click on your Videos folder, and click/tap on Properties. (see screenshot below)

    If you don't see the Videos folder in This PC, then you can also click/tap on the icon in the address bar of File Explorer, type shell:My Video into the address bar, and press Enter to open your Videos folder no matter where it may be located.

    You can then right click or press and hold on an empty area in your Videos folder, and click/tap on Properties.

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    3. Click/tap on the Location tab, and click/tap on the Move button. (see screenshot below)

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    4. Browse to and select the Videos folder at the location (ex: "E:\Videos" ) from step 1, and click/tap on Select Folder. (see screenshot below)

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    5. Click/tap on OK to apply. (see screenshot below)

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    6. Click/tap on Yes to move all the files from the old location to the new location. (see screenshot below)

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    7. Your personal Videos folder and all of its contents will now be moved to the new location (ex: "E:\Videos" ). (see screenshot below)

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    That's it,
    Shawn


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  1.    15 Jan 2017 #1

    You can do this with Documents, Pictures, Downloads and Music as well. I always move my user folders to a secondary drive in case of disaster.
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  2. Posts : 193
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       16 Jan 2017 #2

    hi,

    maybe, these other possibilities should be mentioned

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       16 Jan 2017 #3

    Thank you Daniel. :)

    I would have, but the method used below doesn't actually move the folder's location like it does in the tutorial in the first post above. After changing the storage save location, the folder in This PC and %UserProfile% still shows it located in the default location.

    Storage Save Locations - Change in Windows 10

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       16 Jan 2017 #4

    swarfega said: View Post
    You can do this with Documents, Pictures, Downloads and Music as well. I always move my user folders to a secondary drive in case of disaster.
    Hey mate, :)

    Yeah, I decided to do a separate tutorial for each folder instead of lumping them together. This way they can each have very specific steps for that folder to avoid any possible confusion considering that it wouldn't be good to mess up the folder.
    Last edited by Brink; 16 Jan 2017 at 12:26.
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  5. Posts : 193
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       16 Jan 2017 #5

    Hi Brink, I was expecting I was missing something useful on "Storage Save Locations" features
    It looks not finished. Wait next Microsoft release...
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       16 Jan 2017 #6

    D4ni3l said: View Post
    Hi Brink, I was expecting I was missing something useful on "Storage Save Locations" features
    It looks not finished. Wait next Microsoft release...
    It effectively does the same thing, but just using another method. :)
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  7.    27 Mar 2018 #7

    Shawn (or others) -
    Will a "Smart" device then look for videos (or music, etc) automatically in this new folder? I am playing with ripping my music, dvds, etc to my PC, but only have room on an added drive, and would want to have my Xbox One, 2 Smart Blu Ray players, and so on be able to stream from the new folder (the default is on a smaller SSD that would not have room for all the media)...I am afraid to try the above for I may not be able to reset it if it does not work...
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  8. Brink's Avatar
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       28 Mar 2018 #8

    Hello dasquared, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    No worries, you will always be able to move the folder back if it doesn't work the way you wanted.
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  9.    28 Mar 2018 #9

    Another great tutorial! I have been doing this since Windows 7. My "data" drive has been home to my docs, pics, etc since then. I think I got the trick from the Windows 7 forums here if that was you guys
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