Windows – Change My Documents Location


KB ID 0000669 Dtd 03/09/12


I like to keep ‘My Documents’, ‘My Pictures, ‘Favorites’, etc, in one location so I can sync and back them up. Like previous versions of Windows, Windows 8 likes to put all that information into C:/Users/{username}.

In Windows 7 you could just go form the Start Menu > {Username} and change the ‘Target’ or location, with Windows 8, there is no Start menu.


1. Launch Windows Explorer (Windows Key+E) > Navigate to C:Users{your-username}.

Windows 8 Profile Folders

2. Locate the folder location you with to change > Right click > Properties.

Windows 8 My Documents

3. Location tab > Change the location to the one you prefer > Apply.

Windows 8 My Documents Location

4. Choose if you want to copy the docs from the existing location to the new location, I’ve just built this so I don’t want to, (if you have already saved work to these locations you might want to).

Windows 8 Change My Documents Location


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