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Moving user's folders doesn't work

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July 20, 2014 9:09:37 AM

Hey,

I installed my OS on the SDD and I use my HDD for Storage. I did as shown to move the user's folders, by going to properties and move it to the other Drive. But they only show up in the HDD and when I download something for examle, I can find it in the Downloads Folder in the HDD but it still uses the storage of the SSD. How do I fix this?

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a b G Storage
July 20, 2014 9:18:26 AM

Go to the Libraries, right click on the folders (you will see your user name on the left side, you will have to do this for all folders), then go to "Location", and change it from C:\Users\Username\Downloads to D:\Users\Username\Downloads (simply replace the SSD drive letter with the Hard Drive drive letter) and it will automatically move the files, and future saves will be on the hard drive.
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July 20, 2014 9:33:36 AM

ronintexas said:
Go to the Libraries, right click on the folders (you will see your user name on the left side, you will have to do this for all folders), then go to "Location", and change it from C:\Users\Username\Downloads to D:\Users\Username\Downloads (simply replace the SSD drive letter with the Hard Drive drive letter) and it will automatically move the files, and future saves will be on the hard drive.


I don't get how that is any different from I already did. And if go to Libraries instead of going to the folder itself and go to properties I don't have an option for location.
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a b G Storage
July 20, 2014 9:44:42 AM

Windows automatically stores the file in your library. If you didn't change the locations in the library setup, going to the "D" drive won't give you the location option - you have to go to the "C" drive and change the location there.
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July 20, 2014 10:45:10 AM

ronintexas said:
Windows automatically stores the file in your library. If you didn't change the locations in the library setup, going to the "D" drive won't give you the location option - you have to go to the "C" drive and change the location there.


I just found out that this wasn't the case, the folders are actually in the D drive but I got one other question. People say that moving those folders in Windows 8.1 can lead to problems, is this true?
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a b G Storage
July 20, 2014 4:06:15 PM

I have moved them in every SSD installation I have done - never an issue. I move all of my user folders to the hard drives if possible.
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