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Windows 8.1 Desktop File On External Drive

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1

    Windows 8.1 Desktop File On External Drive


    Hi All,

    Somehow my desktop file ended up on my external drive so if I unplug the drive I loose my desktop icons. I cannot figure out for the life of me how to get it back and where to place it so it reads from the PC when I boot up. Everything I have done so far has caused me to loose my icons.

    Help!

    Jeff Walters

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  2. #2


    The Desktop folder should be under your user account, C:\Users\youraccount\Desktop.

    Browse to the Desktop folder on the external drive.
    Right click on it nd select Properties.
    Click on the Location tab at the top then click on Move.
    Select C:\Users\youraccount then click Select Folder.

    That should do it.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1


    Awesome. I'll let you know how it works. The trick will be finding the right user account. There seems to be two, jswalters and jeff.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1


    That did the trick. Thank you for your help. It is much appreciated.

    Jeff
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  5. #5


    You're welcome, glad that helped.
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