Computer Help forum

Question

Windows 8.1 help

by smo1898 / February 6, 2015 7:01 AM PST

I have my HDD partitioned into two. Ideally one of them is for my os and necessary files, while the other is for media files and things I've downloaded I dont want to lose. The new start menu and app feature is really growing on me and I want to utilize it as much as possible.
But the music/video/picture...etc app only imports the files from "My (Picture, Videos, Music...ets)" which is in my C: drive.
Is there a way to move these folders into my D: drive?
Or do I just need to manually add folders into the D: drive and change the settings from the app to import from another location?

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Windows 8.1 help
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Windows 8.1 help
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

All Answers

Collapse -
Answer
That's called FOLDER REDIRECTION or relocation
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 6, 2015 7:12 AM PST
In reply to: Windows 8.1 help

But it does not assure or guard against loss. Only those new to the game think partitions save us. I wish the news was better.
Bob

Collapse -
Not what I'm looking for
by smo1898 / February 6, 2015 7:17 AM PST

Folder relocation just copies the files, wasting space, If the files are deleted from the original folder then the ones from the relocated folder are as well

Collapse -
That's news to me.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 6, 2015 7:27 AM PST
Collapse -
In one sentence.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 6, 2015 7:29 AM PST
In reply to: That's news to me.

Redirection is not relocation. 2 ideas and your choice which to tackle.

Collapse -
Answer
right clk on those folders
by James Denison / February 7, 2015 7:50 AM PST
In reply to: Windows 8.1 help

and see if you can direct them to a folder you've created on the D drive. I did that on my wife's computer for "My Documents" folder.

Popular Forums
icon
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
icon
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
icon
Laptops 21,181 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
icon
Phones 17,137 discussions
icon
Security 31,287 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
icon
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
icon
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

CNET FORUMS TOP DISCUSSION

Help, my PC with Windows 10 won't shut down properly

Since upgrading to Windows 10 my computer won't shut down properly. I use the menu button shutdown and the screen goes blank, but the system does not fully shut down. The only way to get it to shut down is to hold the physical power button down till it shuts down. Any suggestions?