How to Move the Desktop Folder in Windows 10

How to Move the Desktop Folder in Windows 10

You may store anything from files, folders, and apps to shortcuts on your PC desktop. The desktop displays all of this, spanning your full PC screen as soon as you log in to your Windows 11 or Windows 10 operating system. The desktop can then be organised according to your needs.

While all of your PC’s files, folders, and shortcuts are saved in a specific spot in your user profile, the latest Windows 10 edition saves them in two different locations. The first is saved in C:UsersPublicDesktop, while the second is saved in a separate folder under your current user profile -%userprofile%Desktop. On your Windows screen, you can see a single view of the contents of both of these folders as a Desktop.

So, yes, you can easily relocate your personal desktop folder location to another folder. Let’s see how it goes.


Solution: Using Desktop Properties


Step 1: Press the Windows key + R together on your keyboard to open the Run box. Simply add a (.) in the search box and hit Enter.




Step 2: It will open the default folder location of your PC. Now, right-click on the Desktop folder and select Properties from the context menu.




Step 3: In the Desktop Properties window, select the Location tab, and then click the Move button under the spot where you see the current location.


Step 4: It launches the File Explorer, from which you can go to the location where you want to relocate the Desktop folder. You can make a new folder and relocate the Desktop to it.


That’s all; your Desktop folder has been relocated to your preferred location on your Windows 10 PC.

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