How To Move Desktop, Downloads & Documents To Another Drive In Windows 10


When we download files, it’s downloaded in the Downloads folder by default and most of us keep it that way. It’s a good idea to move your data to other drives if you are running out of space in or system drive.


With default settings, folder like Documents, Desktop, Downloads, Picture and Music are located on the drive where is installed. For instance, if Windows 10 is installed on “C” drive, you can find these folders by navigating to C:\Users\YourUserName folder.

So now we will discuss move folders like desktop, documents, documents, downloads, music and pictures folders to another drive to free up space.

Move downloads, desktop, and documents to another drive

Step 1: Open .


Step 2: On the right side all the folders will be displayed, right-click on the folder you want to move and then click Properties.


Step 3: Switch to the Location tab, click Move button, and then select a on any drive (other than an external drive) and finally, click Select Folder, and then click Apply button to move the selected folder to the new drive.

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Click Yes to any confirmation dialog the process might display.

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To restore the original location of these folders

Step 1: Open File Explorer, go to the location where you have the moved folder. Right-click on it and the click Properties.

Step 2: Click on Location tab, and then click Restore default button to move back the selected folder to the original location. Click Apply button. Click Yes button when you see the confirmation dialog.

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