Wednesday, 23 September 2015

To redirect the default folder to a new Location

   You can change your default folders(such as documents, my music and downloads) from the C drive(your OS drive) to any other Location or Drive.



   For example if you have Large number of files in your downloaded folder you might want to store the folder in different location, or different hard drive or on a network to free up the space of your C drive. When you redirect a folder to a new location, you change where the folder, as well as the files in the folder, are stored. However, you'll still be able to access the folder the same way you did before you redirected it.

  By doing this, your files are remains safer in other Location(other drive), whenever you format the C drive for OS Installation.

To redirect a folder to a new location.

   Click the Start button, and then click your user name and Right-click the folder that you want to redirect, and then click Properties.


  •    Click the Location tab, and then click Move
  •    Browse the Location Where you want to Redirect the Folder.You can select another location on this computer, another drive attached to this computer, or another computer on the network.
  •     Click the folder where you want to store the file( you can also create a new folder and rename it as my documents or my music or downloads). And then click OK.
  •     In the dialog that appears, click Yes to move all the files to the new location.

To restore a folder to its original location

  •     Click the Start button, and then click your user name. 
  •     Right-click the folder that you previously redirected and want to restore to its original location, and then click Properties. Click the Location tab, click Restore Default, and then click OK.
  •     Click Yes to recreate the original folder, and then click Yes again to move all the files back to the original folder.
[NOTE: you can't redirect the folder if you don't see the Location tab in folder's properties dialog box.  And you can't edit the folder  if you don't have permission to redirect the folder.]