How can I maintain subfolders when moving a folder to the Windows 7 Documents Library?

Marilynn April 12, 2011
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I have folders on my desktop with documents in it. When I moved the folder to the Documents Library, the folder goes away and the documents are listed individually. How can I keep my subfolders in the Documents Library?

  1. Mike
    April 13, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    If you drag&dropped the folder into the Documents Library the folder was moved to your My Documents directory within your Users folder.

    Libraries do not change your folder structure, they just offer an unified view of all files and folders added to the Library.

  2. Anonymous
    April 13, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    try EZ File Transplanter
    http://www.regvac.com/fezxplan.htm

    Unison
    http://www.cis.upenn.edu/~bcpierce/unison/

    SugarSync
    https://www.sugarsync.com/blog/2009/12/28/tip-sync-sub-folders-to-your-other-computers/

    How To Copy A Directory Structure
    To copy a directory structure without copying and of the files which are in the directory structure:
    http://markbonnici.blogspot.com/2009/03/how-to-copy-directory-structure.html

    Click Start > Run.
    Type:

    xcopy /T /E /I

    Example:
    xcopy "C:Documents and SettingsUser NameMy Documents" "D:My Documents Backup" /T /E /I

    Notes:
    The meaning of the switches for xcopy are the following:

    /T : Creates directory structure, but does not copy files. Does not include empty directories or subdirectories. /T /E includes empty directories and subdirectories.
    /E : Copies directories and subdirectories, including empty ones. May be used to modify /T.
    /I : If destination does not exist and copying more than one file, assumes that destination must be a directory