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How to Redirect Folders to Other Drives in Windows 8.1 or Windows 10

This Tutorial addresses:
  • Windows Explorer
  • windows 10
  • Windows 8
The previous Tutorial:
was good for Windows 7 and Windows 8.

However, procedures for Windows 8.1 are a little different. Read on for a how-to.
NOTE: These are the same procedures for Windows 10,

So you’ve gotten a new SSD, and don’t want to fill it up with needless stuff. Redirect those files/folders elsewhere.

Open Windows Explorer in Desktop
On your proposed target drive, create the relevant target folders. You must do this. If you just designate the drive root (D: ) it will attempt to use the whole drive, and you will end up with a mess.
One folder for Documents, another for Pictures, etc.

Again, you must use a subfolder, not the root. Your configuration will be messed up otherwise.

In WinExplorer, right click on Documents, and select Properties

Select the Location tab
Click Move

Navigate to the new ‘Document’ folder you created above. Here, we are looking for ‘Win8Docs’.
Click ‘Select Folder’
You’ll be presented with a confirmation dialog box ,
asking if you want to move all existing docs. You should probably select Yes.

On the target drive, you will now see a new folder called Documents.

That is just the visible name. Apparently the underlying folder name is whatever you gave it originally.

From now on, anything you save in ‘Documents’ will go to that other drive.
Repeat for the other default folders (Pictures, Videos, Music)
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