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John788
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C drive ; D drive - file locations

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What’s the best way to move the Documents, Downloads, and Pictures folders from my C drive to my D drive?  (See the background below.)   I have read a few different methods in various chats, but wondering if anyone can recommend the proper method for this “reconfiguration”.

 

Here’s the background:

 

I have a new desktop, the Envy, and it arrived on July 12.  The out-of-the-box configuration is that the Documents, Downloads, and Pictures folders (among other folders) reside on the C drive (for a valid reason, I suppose).  Here are the drive details:

 

     C drive:  256 GB  M.2 SSD    (PCIe® NVMe™)

     D drive:  2 TB  (7200 rpm SATA)

  

     product:  HP ENVY Desktop - TE01-0175xt   (WIndows 10)

 

I believe that I should store the documents, downloads, and photos on D…just from a storage viewpoint.  Also important:  don’t want to slow down the apps on C because of all the files stored on it.  Please recommend a method.

 

Also, if you know of the best way to direct future downloads to automatically go to the D drive, please share that.  (I suppose it’s in the browser settings.  I’m using Chrome.)

 

Thank you!!!

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@John788,

Here is the suggested way to assign folders to the 2 TB drive.

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/change-default-save-location-windows-10

 

It is possible to re-assign the download folder, but that is a 1 way trip, and a 1 way assign.

If you must do this, go to Download properties, and the location Tab. From there you can re-assign to 😧 but I warn you, I did it as a learning curve on a unit, and could not re-turn it to normal.

 

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Thanks, Wb2001.  Here's a copy/paste from that web page: "Here you will see New documents will save to setting – and similar settings for Music, Pictures & Videos."  That's a big help, about new docs.  How do I move the existing folder (and its contents) over the D drive?  (I suppose I can just drag-and-drop, but it seems like that might not be the most appropriate and proper way to do that.)

 

Thanks, again.  And thanks for the advice about leaving Downloads alone!  I will.

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