Windows 10 User Folders to Cloud Storage

Redirect Windows 10 User Folders to Cloud Storage

The Libraries are introduced in Windows 7 and are hidden in Windows 8.1 and above are the collections of folders designed to help you keep files of the similar types together. They have been hidden due to lack of use and the reliance on Onedrive while you can still enable them in Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.

An alternative for Libraries, Windows 10 includes quick links to your Desktop, Pictures, Downloads and Documents in the left navigation pane of the file explorer. These links go to their corresponding folders by default under your user folder that is local folder not tied to cloud storage.

If you would rather have those quick links move to places in your cloud storage. There is an easy way to move and bring all the existing files with them.

Firstly open the Windows Explorer. And navigate to the cloud storage folder such as Google Drive or One Drive. You want to host your files in. Then create a new folder wherever you like and name it something intuitive. Next, right click on the respective shortcut link in the left pane. Finally, choose Properties.

In the resulting window, Switch it to the Location tab and tap the Move button to choose a new place for the folder. Navigate to the folder in cloud storage that you should just make and then choose  Select Folder.

After the above process is completed, Windows will ask you if you need to move the contents of the folder to the new one. You should do this so that the programs trying to use the file path don’t break as well as ensuring everything in the old folder is moved to cloud storage.

In fact, you can totally ignore these existing links and just create your own in the file explorer on concord by doing this you ensure that. You don’t accidentally tap the shortcut to Documents and save a file to somewhere you never use.

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