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Windows 7: Stopping My Video files from going into My Documents folder.

29 Dec 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Stopping My Video files from going into My Documents folder.

When I download onto BBC iPlayer the downloaded programme is stored in My Videos/BBC iPlayer downloads file which is fine. My problem is, the same download goes into Documents\ My Videos but I have synched Documents with free Dropbox for backup purposes and as space is limited in Dropbox I will fill Dropbox with stuff I don't want backed up. So, would someone please explain how I can move and keep My Videos folder away from My Documents. In truth I am finding it all very confusing as I find there are Videos\My Videos folders as there are Documents and My Documents folders and as they are all mine I don't see why I need such needless duplication. I suppose Microsoft will say it makes it all easier for the dumb. Well I thought I was in that category but it doesn't make it easier for me. Perhaps I'm super dumb.

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29 Dec 2013   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Gordon,

Double check using OPTION TWO in the tutorial below make sure that your Documents and Videos folders are set to their default locations.

User Folders - Restore Default Location

Hope this helps for now, :)
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29 Dec 2013   #3

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

See if this helps,
From what I've seen Dropbox sync locations listed in the dropbox folder so removing one of them might narrow what it sync's,
Dropbox Folder Sync addon [Official Page]
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