Error “The folder can’t be moved here” Moving Documents/Pictures, Caused by OneDrive

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If you’ve OneDrive options set to save documents and pictures in OneDrive, instead of This PC, the shell folders Documents, Pictures, and its three sub-folders Saved Pictures, Camera Roll, and Screenshots, are redirected to the OneDrive folder.

With this setting on, the user can’t use the Location tab in the special folder properties to move them or restore the default location. In doing so, Access is deniedThe folder can’t be moved here error would appear.

(This article was last reviewed in August 2022 and the steps are verified to work in Windows 10/11 v 21H2.)

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