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Downloads folder problem when moving from SSD to HDD

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    Downloads folder problem when moving from SSD to HDD


    I recently got a new laptops (MSI GS70) which has 2 storage drives, a 256gb SSD and a 1tb HDD. As I was new to this concept, I derped hard when I tried to move my "downloads" folder from my SSD (where my OS is installed) to my HDD; I copied it to D:/User. When I did this, instead of placing the "Downloads folder" inside of that directory, it turned that directory into the downloads folder. I was then able t successfully copy other folders to my HDD by placing them in D:/User/Documents, etc. How should I go about fixing this? When I try to do the 'Restore Default' option on my D:/ drive an error comes up saying: "Failed to build the list of regular subdirectories under "D:/System Volume Information". Access is denied."
    Thank you

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    Just moving downloads folder is not going to change path to it. You have to point browser to that folder as default downloads folder.
    For instance, I use Firefox for browsing and just have it set to E:/ Downloads folder that I made in advance. Something like that has to be set in all browser or other programs.
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    Windows 8.1


    Yeah I moved it by going properties; location; move, and now when I download something it comes up in D:/User. How can I make the default download folder directory D:/User/Downloads?
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    Quote Originally Posted by acidalien View Post
    Yeah I moved it by going properties; location; move, and now when I download something it comes up in D:/User. How can I make the default download folder directory D:/User/Downloads?
    Which browser ? It has to be a setting in it.
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    Windows 8.1


    Not the browser downloads location, the location of the "Downloads" user data folder (sorry for confusion).
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