Windows Vista and Windows 7 moving the user folders was pretty easy. You would click Start, select your name and you would be at your personal folder location. Without the start button, Windows 8 has an extra step after that it is easy.
- Open windows explorer (many ways to do this, If you need practice with the metro UI, press windows + q and search)
- From windows explorer, in the Favorites section in the upper left. Click Desktop
- From the Desktop section click on the System Folder with your profile name on it.
- From here right click any folder you want to move
- Click properties
- Select the Location tab
- Enter the folder address you want to move the folder to
- You may get a prompt to move the folder, I typically choose yes.
- Click OK
You should be good to go.
Excellent tip. thanks very much.
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this is no Location tab in my win8
What flavor are you running and are you on a domain? If you are on a domain there is a group policy that can be turned on to hide the location tab.
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Ctrl-x and Ctrl-v will do the job in one time for all the folders you want to move.
When I right-click my user profile folder, there is no properties option. I’m using Windows 8 Pro.
Are you running this in a domain? There are group policy that can be turned on to prevent properties. If this is stand alone you can send me a screenshot at chadit gmail com and we can work on it together
No properties option either. Running Windows 8 OEM. (not professional).
Maybe you’re misunderstanding what the author meant. I don’t think Chad was saying that you right-click on the system folder with your profile name, but right-clicking on the individual ‘Documents’, ‘Pictures’, ‘Video’, etc. folders. That is where the ‘Properties’ tab is.
This is why w8 scares me… this looks remarkably simple yet in response to a question on the MS forum, the official answer was to do this: http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/4275-user-profiles-relocate-another-partition-disk.html
Which is way more involved.
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