How To Move Documents Folder To Another Drive | Simple Ways

Have you ever encountered any issue while moving documents folder to another drive, Or you are not sure how to move folder to drive. If that’s the case then no worries as this post entails detailed steps of how to move documents from folder to drive. Keep reading on!!

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Working on a computer entails downloading and saving files to various directories. The document folder, one of the default directories on a Windows PC, is one such significant folder. This default folder (Documents folder) is found on your system's C disk. However, as the folder is used more frequently, it grows, consuming much space on the C drive.

If you run out of space on your C drive, you may need to move the documents folder to another drive. EaseUS will teach you how to relocate the documents folder to a different drive.

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Step 1. Click "Large File Cleanup" on the left panel, and click "Start" button.

large file cleanup

Step 2. Select "Folder" tab, check the folders you want to move. Choose target drive and click "Move" button.

move default folder Step 1

Step 3. Wait for moving process completes. Click "Finish".

move default folder step 2

Note: You can click the "Restore" button to restore the current folder to the default location.

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Change the Document Folder Location in Windows 11/10 

If you want to transfer a folder from the Chrome Browser, follow this easy guide:

  • Launch Chrome Browser and open your Drive.
  • Navigate the location where you want to store the folders on My Computer.
  • Then locate the files you want to move, drag and drop them into My Drive.

Windows 10 and 11 allow users to change the default location of the Document folder easily. This means you can shift the Document folder to another partition or drive or even to an external drive by default. Here are the instructions that you can follow to move the Documents folder to another drive, Windows 10:

Step 1: To access the File Explorer, press the Windows key + E on your keyboard simultaneously. Now, on the left, click on the "This PC" shortcut. Right-click the Documents folder on the right side of the pane and select Properties from the context menu.

click on document properties

Step 2: Select the "Location" tab in the Document Properties window and then click on the "Move" button.

click move button on properties

Step 3: It will reopen the File Explorer. Choose the place where you wish to move the Documents folder. First, select the drive you want to relocate to by clicking on the This PC shortcut on the left.

For example, in this case here, the E drive is selected. Then, choose the "Select Folder" option.

select folder location

Step 4: Return to the Properties window and click "Apply," then "OK" to save and leave the changes.

Note: There are no changes in the steps on Windows 11 to move the Documents folder to another drive.

That is all there is to it. That's how you may easily alter the location of your Documents folder in Windows 10 and Windows 11. To clean up the C drive space, you can follow the guide below to transfer files from the C drive to the D drive:

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How to Move Files From C Drive to D Drive [4 Fast Ways]

You will discover four reliable solutions for moving files from the C drive to the D drive and a bonus tip for changing the default location for files.

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This was all about how to move the documents folder to another drive! Moving documents folder to another drive might seem to be a challenging task for most of you, but in reality, it is not as tough as it sounds. Transferring document folders from a C drive to an external drive in Windows 10 might save you a lot of time and work.

When it comes to moving the folder, the EaseUS Todo PCTrans tool requires just one click to complete the task. This highly advanced tool simplifies transferring user folders from one computer to another within a couple of minutes. For average users, this is the most recommended way of getting work done in a hassle-free and quick manner.

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