IIS: Move WWWRoot Folder

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I migrated an IIS website I use for hosting files this week, and realised I’d forgotten how to relocate the wwwroot directory from it’s default install location on C:\inetpub\wwwroot.


Firstly, I’m assuming you have instilled the IIS role and you already have a wwwroot folder on your C: Drive, (in the above location). If so you can simply copy this folder to your new partition/drive (in my case the E: drive).

Open IIS Manager, Drill down to the Default Web Site > Manage Website > Advanced Settings > Physical Path > Change accordingly > OK.

Move wwwroot

You can now Stop and Restart the website from within IIS Manager, or run ‘iisreset‘ from command line.

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Author: PeteLong

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  1. It doesn’t work if you use Map Folder or UNC. I’m running win2019

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