Change location of My Documents Folder


Oct 17, 2008
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The My Documents folder is a special folder that is attached to each user account as the default save location for many types of file. Normally this is located in "C:\Users\<Username>\Documents", but you may wish to change this path to another directory or drive.

To do so, browse to "C:\Users\<Username>" using Windows Explorer (Press WINDOWS KEY + E to access this). Then, right click on My Documents and select Properties:

Now, click the Location tab at the top:

Then click Move which allows you to select the new location for your My Documents folder. Once you have chosen a new location, click OK to confirm the change:

Your documents are now stored in the new location.


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