Did you knew that we can change the location the “Desktop” folder. Yes! The default location where files/folders are stored is “c:users<xyz>desktop” and you can change this.
But why do you want to do this?
2. It’s a good practice to separate USER data and SYSTEM data. So if you have a D (Or E?) drive in your computer, you can change the location of the Desktop from C to D (or E).
So how do you do that?
1. Go to c:users<xyz>desktop
2. Right Click on the Desktop Folder and select “Properties”
3. In the properties dialog box. Select “Location” and after entering the NEW LOCATION – click on MOVE.
Click on Apply. You’re done!
I tested it on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 and it works. It does not seem to work with Windows XP. If you know of any windows OS’s where it works – let us know in the comments!
I thought of writing this as a blog-post after this tip that I submitted was well-received. Any-who that’s about it for this post, I hope it was helpful!