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Windows 7: User Folders - Change Default Location

21 Aug 2014   #280

windows 7 Entreprise 64 bit
Move button do not appear

Does someone know why the "move" button may not appear (compare to step 9 of the tutorial) ?

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21 Aug 2014   #281

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Fredsol, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It looks like you may have a group policy enabled to prevent users from moving user folders. If you like, you could use step 1 in OPTION ONE of the tutorial below to restore the default settings for this to see if that may be why.

User Folders - Allow or Prevent Moving Location

Hope this helps for now, :)
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02 Feb 2015   #282

Windows 7 ultimate x64


I have a SSD(C:) and a HDD(E:), and wont to move some uses folders from C: to E:
Do you think the best way to move folders, is by using libraries...
Let's say i wont to move the "music folder" with the library, then i just make(includ) a new "music folder D:"
in the "music properties", and hit the "set save location" button.
Hope you understand my bad english.

Regards Knut
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02 Feb 2015   #283

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Knupp, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Personally, I believe that using libraries would be the easiest and safest method instead of moving your user folder.

You would basically create a new folder on E:, include the new folder to a library you want, and set the new folder to be the default save folder for that library. This would be the same as what's in the yellow tip box at the top of the tutorial to help.0

This way your files will actually be saved in the new folder on E:, and also have access to them in the library. :)
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05 Feb 2015   #284

Windows 7 ultimate x64

Thank you so much, this was very helpful :)
One thing....after i set the new folder as default, do i delete the old ones?

Great forum
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05 Feb 2015   #285

64-bit Windows 10 Pro


If you are using the libraries, then no since they are not the same as your user folders. You'll just be using the new folder instead. :)
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05 Feb 2015   #286

Windows 7 ultimate x64

Boy am i glad i found this forum....thanks :)
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05 Feb 2015   #287

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're most welcome. :)
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26 Mar 2015   #288

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Could you please help me with my small problem?

I have changed my default Windows Explorer open location from Library to C:\Users\%MyUserName% (Like described here: Set the Windows Explorer Startup Folder in Windows 7)

Now i have added a new drive and moved My Music, My Pictures, Downloads and My Videos to new location, and now when i open Windows Explorer from taskbar these folders are gone. Now i am forced to use shortcuts in %MyUserName% location to access My Music, for example.
But i have noticed that if i press to my username in the adress bar (click to short cut and after that press to username in adress bar) it moves to some other location with all My Music, My Pictures, Downloads and My Videos at the same location along with other left folders and with 4 shortcuts (screenshot are in attachment). And everything works as it was before, but only My Documents, for example, opens in old location on C drive, and My Music, for example, opens at the new location on D drive.

Now i wonder how to change Windows Explorer default location, so it could opens %MyUserName% folder like it is in the second screeshot?

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26 Mar 2015   #289

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Aldrap, and welcome to Seven Forums.

See if using the target below exactly as is for the explorer shortcut may work for that. It's a variable to open to the current user's profile folder. :)

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