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I am wanting to move my photos/videos/music/Documents to my 8tb HDD instead of on my C Ssd.  Now, these are tied to onedrive, Do I move them the same way I moved downloads, just make the folder in the 8tb and move the location to that folder?

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If you have it set up to sync these with OneDrive, I think that you can just...

  • Shut down the OneDrive client.
  • Move your entire OneDrive folder to your 8TB HDD.  (C:\Users\(username)\OneDrive)  Don't change the folder name, it still needs to be "OneDrive".
  • Start the OneDrive client.  It will complain about the folder being missing.  Tell it that you want to use a custom location and point it to where you moved that folder.

Another way that you can move folders that Windows or applications expect to be in a certain location is:

  • Shut down any programs that might be using the folder.
  • Move the folder.
  • Open an admin command prompt.
  • Run the command: MKLINK /D "C:\path\to\old\location" "D:\path\to\new\location"
  • This will set up a link so that the folder that has been moved can still be accessed using its old path, even if it is on a different drive.  (Doing this for folders inside of a cloud sync'ed folder might not work out well, though, if the client doesn't handle symlinks properly.  Moving the top-level folder should be OK.)
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Awesome, thanks. 

 

I will give that a try and see how it works!  Report back in a couple of days!

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