How to move Documents folder to another drive in windows 10/11

Working on any PC means you will be downloading and saving files in different folders. One such important folder is the Document folder which is one of the default folders in a Windows PC. This default folder (Documents folder) is located in the C drive of your system. However, with continuous usage, the folder keeps growing in size thus, capturing a significant amount of space of the C drive.

So, if you realize that you are running short of space in your C drive, that’s when you may want to move your Documents folder to another location. Let’s see how to move the Documents folder to another drive in your Windows 10 or Windows 11 PC.


Solution: Through Document Properties


Step 1: Press the Windows key + E together on your keyboard to open the File Explorer. Now, Click on This PC shortcut on the left. On the right side of the pane, right-click on the Documents folder and click on Properties from the context menu.


Win + E File Explorer This Pc Shortcut Documents Right Click Properties


Step 2: In the Document Properties window, click on the Location tab and click on the Move button.


Document Properties Location Tab Move


Step 3: It open the File Explorer again. Select the location where you want to move the Documents folder to. Firstly, click on This PC shortcut on the left and then select the drive you want to move it to.

For instance, here we selected the E drive. Then click on the Select Folder.


File Explorer This Pc Shortcut E Drive Select Folder


As you return to the Properties window, click on Apply and then OK to save the changes and exit.


That’s all. That’s how you can easily change the location for your Documents folder in Windows 10 & 11.