How to Map Desktop, Documents, Downloads, & pictures on another drive?

Why it is necessary to keep C drive free of Space?

Usually, the C drive is where the system is installed, and when it’s running low on space, your computer can become really sluggish and you can also constantly run into system crashes and the BSOD issue. Thus, it’s necessary to clean your PC or directly extend the C drive when there’s insufficient storage left.

Why is it necessary to Map these folders?

Most of the user have the habit of storing personal files or documents on either desktop or document folder for the ease of use also we download a lot of stuff according to our requirements at that time but what we don’t do is filter the files which are not required and delete them.
Also, it helps to save your personal files in case the OS crashes and you need to reset your PC.

Follow the below steps to Map the locations:

Step 1: Go to Any of your Drive partition except C drive. 

Step 2: Create a new folder.  (Here in my case in create a folder named Niraj_P on my E drive.

Step 3:  Open the Folder that you created and create the folder with names Desktop, Documents & Downloads.

While creating the folder over here make sure that the naming convention matches the same as seen on the left sides Quick access.

Step 4: Now open the folder and copy its location.

Step 5: Go to properties of Desktop, Click on Location and replace the location path with your new location path i.e. the location shown in step 4 and click Apply.

When You Click apply It will show a Popup to confirm, please confirm the file location path and click yes. It will then move all your existing files to the new location path & will store all the future data on that location.

Note: It will only change the storage location for the files but it will still display all your files in the same place where it was before.

Do the same process for Downloads, Documents, and pictures too.

And if you again want to map into the previous location then go to the properties and click on Restore Defaults and click on Apply. It will map the storage location to the default location.

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