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[Solved] Error “The folder can’t moved here” when Move Personal Folder to other location

Problem: Windows show error message as below when try to move a personal folder into SkyDrive, OneDrive or in a similar location.
Can’t move the folder because there is a folder in the same location that can’t be redirected. Access is denied.

Can’t move the folder because there is a folder in the same location that can’t be redirected. Access is denied.

Solution: Modify User Shell Folders Registry Key

Step 1: Go to Registry Editor.

Step 2: Navigate to the following path: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders

For Windows 10 Pro (version 1909 OS Build 18363.720): HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders

Step 3: Locate personal folder at right panel that is displaying the error and double-click on it.

Step 4: Replace the current value data with the corresponding Default Value in below list:
Desktop - %USERPROFILE%\Desktop
Favorites - %USERPROFILE%\Favorites
Music - %USERPROFILE%\Music
Pictures - %USERPROFILE%\Pictures
Videos - %USERPROFILE%\Videos
Documents - %USERPROFILE%\Documents
Downloads - %USERPROFILE%\Downloads
Corresponding registry key for the Downloads folder is {374DE290-123F-4565-9164-39C4925E467B}

Step 5: Click Ok to save the changes, close Registry Editor and restart computer.


Microsoft Support: Operation to change a personal folder location fails in Windows
Microsoft Community: Windows Explorer “This PC” Documents & Pictures uanble to change map to OneDrive

Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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