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My-Documents Windows 10, change the path, how to?

Of course, you can change also under Windows 10 the path for "My documents"  and it's pretty easy to do, this solution is also for Windows 8.1 and Windows 7!

1.) ... Move Personal folders on Windows 10!
2.) ... The Registry Key Entries for Personal folders on Windows 10!

1.) Move Personal folders on Windows 10!

Start the MS Explorer for this and please type in the Address Bar shell:profile and confirm this press ENTER (see Figure 1).

Then select "My documents" in the Explorer. Click with the right mouse button on it and choose cut. Then insert into the desired folder with "CTRL + V"!  Do not a copy action this has to  be a move folder action!  

Move the folder wherever you want. Or do right Mouse Drag&Drop. (... see Image-1 Arrow 1 to 4)

Windows 10 will auto change all registry entries!

Here I have created a folder with the name "D:\User1" created on Volume "D:\"  and moved the folder "My documents", "My music", "My videos", "My Pictures", ... . A practical matter, if you must reinstall Windows 10, you can repeat the process and all data are back.

See the result: (... see Image-2)

(Image-1) Move My-Documents on Windows 10 to another volume!
Move My-Documents on Windows 10 to another volume!

(Image-2) My-Documents on new Volume!
My-Documents on new Volume!

2.) The Registry Key Entries for Personal folders on Windows 10!

The Registry Key Entries: 

            User Shell Folders

The following values are responsible for the individual folders in the registry:

My Pictures
REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\My Documents\My Pictures
Start Menu
REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\Lokale Einstellungen\Verlauf
My Music
My Video

FAQ 156: Updated on: September 23th 2016 21:44
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