My Documents is the default location to stores all office files i.e. Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Similarly My Music, My pictures and My Videos are for you favorite music, photos and videos resp. Surely many users uses these location to store their important data. You knows that My Documents is at the same drive where your Operating System is. Now imagine a situation, your windows get corrupt and can’t repair. Then unfortunately you have to format the PC and lost your important data which was in My Documents.
Then it is always good idea to change the location of your My Documents folder to another drive to safeguards it. Also it will save space on current drive.
To redirect a folder to a new location
- Open the user folder.
- Right-click the folder that you want to redirect to another location.
- Select Properties.
- Click the Location tab, and then click Move.
- Browse to the location where you want to redirect this folder. You can select another location on this computer, another drive attached to this computer, or another computer on the network.
- (To find a network location, type two backslashes (\\) into the address bar followed by the name of the location where you want to redirect the folder (for example, \\mylaptop), and then press Enter.)
- Click the folder where you want to store the files, click Select Folder, and then click Apply.
- A dialog box will appear “ Do you want to move all of the files from the old location to the new location?” Hear if you click Yes, then all your data in this folder will be move to this new location.
To restore a folder to its original location
- 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 Apply.
- Click Yes to recreate the original folder, and then click Yes again to move all the files back to the original folder.