[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.

Reference

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

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