changing default location

I would like to know if I can change the default location of folders from C drive to D drive. C drive has only ~40 gb remaining free space. D drive I have 1.43 TB. Whenever I need to save something pictures it gets saved in the C drive by default or use for wallpaper or  screen saver purpose. Second question is there a trustworthy app that EE recommends as alternative to bring windows 7 start menu back to windows 8.1. because I find it more inconvenient whenever I am trying to access pic music videos or favorites vs. windows 7 which was a lot easier. Currently I have made shortcuts to desktop but that's not exactly what I am looking for. The
 app store does offer start menu windows  alternatives bad had many bad reviews. This is a brand new computer with excellent specs and I don't want to mess it up .
Thank you

Basem Khawaja
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Basem KhawajaClinical PharmacistAsked:
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Dan WalkerAdjunct FacultyCommented:
You can go to the special folders (Documents, Pictures, etc), right click on them, and change their location.  

Regarding a start menu replacement, I am a big fan of ClassicShell.
TemodyPickalbatros, IT ManagerCommented:
You can user pokki start menu very useful and free
https://www.pokki.com/windows-8-start-menu

Change the Default Location of the My Documents Folder
To change the default location of the My Documents folder, follow these steps:
Click Start, and then point to My Documents.
Right-click My Documents, and then click Properties.
Click the Target tab.
In the Target box, do one of the following:
Type the path to the folder location that you want, and then click OK. For example, D:\My Stuff.

If the folder does not exist, the Create Message dialog box is displayed. Click Yes to create the folder, and then click OK.

-or-
Click Move, click the folder in which to store your documents, and then click OK twice.

If you need to create a new folder, click Make New Folder. Type a name for the folder, and then click OK twice.
In the Move Documents box, click Yes to move your documents to the new location, or click No to leave your documents in the original location.
Basem KhawajaClinical PharmacistAuthor Commented:
Between the classic shell and pokki , How do I know which one I would like besides trying one at a time. What are the differences between them. Any screen capture for classic shell .Regardless which one I choose would it remove the tile screen that appears first thing in the screen.

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Dan WalkerAdjunct FacultyCommented:
ClassicShell http://www.classicshell.net/
Has ability to look like Windows 7.  See the screenshots on their site.
Basem KhawajaClinical PharmacistAuthor Commented:
Dan
By installing classic shell will I still be able to access the tiles start screen. If I wanted later on can I uninstall the classic shell just in case I did not like it?
thank you
Dan WalkerAdjunct FacultyCommented:
Yes, you can still access the tiles screen.  I personally have mine set up so that I can press the Windows key for the tile screen, just like normal.  I have uninstalled it before and it returned everything to normal.
Basem KhawajaClinical PharmacistAuthor Commented:
Dan
I think I am going with your recommendation on the classic shell. It looks good based on the description. However my big problem that I still have is I want to make sure when I download something or save pictures , or documents the default location currently is Drive C and I only have ~40 GB remaining but the D  Drive has 1.43 TB.I do not want to fill C Drive in no time it is the 128 GB SSD which I was told it has the OS 8.1 on it even though you can use it save things on it is better to use the D Drive for that. For example I downloaded Webshots screen saver and it got saved to the C Drive , I tried to change location like you told me but it does not have location tab when I right click on it. I guess what I am trying to ask is there a way to have things like my documents pictures music videos and favorites to be on the D DRIVE not the C Drive so that space would not get used up quickly. Thank you, you are very smart person
Dan WalkerAdjunct FacultyCommented:
If you go to Explorer, you can right click on each of the "Special" folders (Documents, Downloads, Music, Pictures, Videos", then click on Location.  From here you can change it to whatever location you want.
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Basem KhawajaClinical PharmacistAuthor Commented:
Dan
Thank you for your help .But when I went to properties I saw the following for documents and music there 2 listings for each one on top is d drive on bottom is c drive if I select d drive set save location is grayed out . However for pictures and videos there was one listing for each both are d drive .when I click on either selection in documents or music it does not allow me to change any location. the same holds true for pictures and videos. can you please help me
Basem KhawajaClinical PharmacistAuthor Commented:
Dan Walker
It has been 4 days since I had responded to your reply and I have not heard back from you as of yet.Can you please let me know if you are able to help me or not? My ultimate is treat this dual drive 8.1 windows O.S. as it was windows 7. Meaning everything that I do I wanted to be on The D Drive (formerly C Drive) on my windows 7 computer. Because right now whenever everything I do the C Drive takes precedence(Downloads,Pictures,Music,Videos,Documents, favorites) and the C Drive is the SSD and only has 40 GB remaining vs., D Drive 1.43 TB. I tried changing the location from C to D but without luck I hope my explanation helps clarify what I am looking for . Thank you for the classic shell. Excellent choice.
Basem
Dan WalkerAdjunct FacultyCommented:
Can you post a screenshot?  Try to capture the folder you're setting it on as well?
Basem KhawajaClinical PharmacistAuthor Commented:
Basem KhawajaClinical PharmacistAuthor Commented:
Dan
Can you please help me with this question?
Dan WalkerAdjunct FacultyCommented:
Don't right click them under libraries.  Instead, go to This PC and right click them under "Folders".  This should allow you to move them instead.
Basem KhawajaClinical PharmacistAuthor Commented:
ok Dan I will give that a try , Thanks for your continued help with me.
Basem KhawajaClinical PharmacistAuthor Commented:
Dan
Your method did work.Though I would like to add the Favorites folder to the rest of the folders under this PC . Can you tell me how to do that please.
Thank you
Dan WalkerAdjunct FacultyCommented:
You could add your Favorites to the Favorites group (just above This PC), but I am not aware of any way to put it under "This PC"

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Dan WalkerAdjunct FacultyCommented:
Also, please be sure to assign points when this is complete.  Thanks!
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