Stopping My Video files from going into My Documents folder.


  1. Posts : 38
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
       #1

    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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  2. Posts : 70,941
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
       #2

    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, :)
    Shawn
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  3. Posts : 20,583
    Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
       #3

    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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