Most of us save many of our files directly to Desktop (i.e. users\[myUser]\Desktop). I use cloud storage like Dropbox and Google Drive and others. So for revision history, every time I need to manually copy my files on Desktop to my Dropbox folder.

Is there any tips or tricks to add the Desktop folder to my dropbox or redirect it? For other folders, you can create a shortcut to its original folder stored on Dropbox.


Your Desktop folder is actually in C:\Users\[user name]\Desktop, and you can make links to it.

Desktop folder location

That said, it might not be a good idea to specify all the Desktop for backup because there are other hidden folders and links in that location. For example, it's possible This PC could get copied over, meaning everything on your machine.

Other folders and links in Desktop

Perhaps create a folder or two in Desktop for files you want backed up, rather than C:\Users\[user name]\Desktop.

  • Yes, this is what I'm currently doing now. I don't want to go in that folder every time ! – Tina J Jul 6 '18 at 16:57

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