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Can you move My Documents/program files to bigger partition?

Q: Can you move My Documents/program files to bigger partition?

I have installed win XP pro a couple of days ago, and I thought that it would be a good idea to put windows in a separate partition. Since then I have installed a few applications on a different partition, but it is not uncommon for applications to put something in the program files folder anyway.

Is there a safe and easy way of having "my documents" and or "program files" on a bigger partition? Or would that defeat the whole point of a system partition?

Would be glad of some advice.

Tell me if it's a bad idea!

Sharker

P.S. Is there a way of telling if the system partition is on the outer or inner edge of the HD?

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I have Vista Home Premium 32-bit. I recently installed a dual-boot Ubuntu partition.

I'm impressed with the way that Ubuntu keeps all user data files and program files on a separate partition. This makes it easier to restore the system partition in case of corruption. (Although it seems to me that Ubuntu is self-repairing, so it never actually becomes corrupted. )

My Vista personal folders are all on D. I searched through Brink's excellent tutorial list to see if there's any way I can also move my Program Files to D. I couldn't find the tutorial.

If Brink has no tutorial, does anyone know if the following advice is reliable. The post is by nickster_uk, half-way down the page:

Moving the 'Program Files' folder. - Tech Support Forum

A:How to move Program Files to new partition?

Well.I have moved both whole "Program Files" and "Program Files (x64)" (because I have x64 system) and I even moved "Users" and "Program Data" folders

proves:


I did both on Vista and Windows 7.
Back to only "Program Files" folders -the best way use Vista DVD or any LiveCD,you need also better registry editor which serves massive keys changing.You have to correct all paths not only for CommonFilesDir and ProgramFilesDir otherwise many system functions and applications will stop work - I used RegAlyzer to do that,although manulaly correct path in build-in system regedit is also necessary because I don't know why automatons can't detect all incorrect paths in registry.Please also note to correct paths for some keys changing permissions is required as well.For Windows 7 if you don't fix all paths in registry then you crash UAC and practically you loose a part of admin rights even in safe mode,neglect other errors.So this procedure is only for experts.Moving Users and ProgramData is more dangerous.Very much to say and I have no time for the moment -later I'll say more if you interested

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I just added a 160 gigabyte hard drive as my 30 gig was filling up and giving me messages that it was close to full. I forgot to ask the technician whether it should be formatted any particular way. So that's one question: How can I check if things are set up correctly?

And second: How do I actually move files to the new hard drive? Do I just put a shortcut on the desktop and drag n' drop the old files onto it? Will they completely move from one disc to the other or will it just add a copy if I do it this way?

If it matters I have the basic XP edition windows.

Thanks -- Ed
 

A:Added a bigger hardrive, but how do you move files?

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I have a new desktop pc windows xp with 250 gig hardrive and c drive plus three partitions which I asked the computer builder to do for me
By the cut and paste method , I proceeded to move all the my documents contents which was on the c drive and which includes photos, music, money, ms works spreadsheets, e mail pictures ( its about one gig total ) into my d partition So now I have a blank my documents screen c:\ drive and I have all the contents of my documents now in the d drive screen so the d drive is essentially my documents folder now and all the programs that came with photos like slide show and picture it all are intact in the d drive , Althought the music was strange ,because when I clicked onto the my music folder the song I clicked onto played ok but when I went back to the media player playlist all my music was missing , but it was all there in the my music folder and when ever I clicked onto any of those songs it played ok and it was placed automatically back on the media player playlist ( these are songs from my cd's which I transferred to my pc hardrive ) so I think thatís going to be ok too.. the only problem now is :I right clicked on the my documents icon in the blue header on the top left and went to properties and in the typing space where it says target I deleted the letter c and I typed in the letter d instead so it read D:\Documents and Settings\User\My Documents . But nothing happened my documents is still on the c drive albiet its an empty fol... Read more

A:trying to move my documents path from c to d partition

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Greetings folks, I want to use a retired Acer notebook computer that has XP Home installed on it for a secondary "kitchen" computer.

The problem is that it is partitioned into two equal drives, and the C drive with all the programs etc. is so full it can barely even be defragged. I have cleaned off everything I can find and it still has only about 20% free space left.

So I'd like to use the empty D: drive for my documents etc. Can I just drag Documents and Settings from the C drive over there? (There are 2 admin users set up on that computer.)

Or maybe I should even delete the D partition?

Would appreciate any advice and suggestions you folks can give me.

Thanks from a newbie!

A:Can I move Documents and Settings to another Partition?

Why does it have a D: partition? What is it? I'd find out the answers before I even considered deleting it.

Rather than move the Docs/Settings folders...why not just move the data-file contents to a storage partition? That's what fills up those folders...My Documents, My Videos, etc.

Louis

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Programs that I have installed on my computer (mostly games) have automatically made their own folders, mainly in My Documents, but also in My Pictures and My Videos. When I move these folders regularly, the program just makes a new one in the previous location when I start it again. So, my question is: how do I move these folders permanently (without losing any information)? Below is a screenshot of the folders in My Documents that I would like to move.

Also, here is a screenshot of what files are in the folder "Electronic Arts> The Sims 3" as an example.

Thanks for your help!

A:How to move program folders to new location (default is My Documents)

Use regedit to find the key(s) that point to that location.

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Hi!
On my dad's computer, I cannot move files to another folder in My Documents.
I tried repeatedly to move pictures etc to another folder, but each time the computer just froze.
I was able to use Ctrl/Alt/Delete to get out, but was never successful in moving anything.
Can you suggest a possible cause/cure?
Thank you very much.
Debbie
 

A:XP - Can't move files within My Documents

can you move one file at a time...what operating system ...what RAM ...how much RAM...giver more info
 

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Hello everyone,
I usually install my OS myself but when I bought this computer I asked the store to install the Windows 7 Professional x64 disc I purchased with it.
Today I decided to do a long long overdue backup to the system partition. My backup software of choice is DriveImage XML, been using it for years with good resaults, however, when examining my system partition, I couldn't find the boot manager. After some searching I found that the boot files are not in the system partition. I assume this because disc management shows a 100MB EFI partition and 'diskpart>list disk' shows the HDD to be GPT.
As far as I know, DriveImage XML cannot backup the EFI partition and backing up the Windows partition alone will not allow me to restore the computer in case of hard drive failure.

So my question is: Is it possible to remove this UEFI nonsense, copy the boot files to the system partition (aka Windows partition, drive C) and make windows boot from there without uninstalling the OS?

A:Move boot files from EFI partition to system partition?

Just try using Macrium Reflect free edition to image both partitions before you make any changes.

Please post a shot of disk management, fully expanded.

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ok I have a 15 gb partition for my c drive and its 14 gb full without any junk on it. well I have sims 3 and some other programs that are installed on the c drive. can I move the game to a partition d and change the shortcut and delete it off the c drive will this still work. I need to save space to install sp3

A:how to move a program to a different partition

Hi

The sims save game data is usually stored in C:\Documents and Settings\(username)\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3. If you copy this elsewhere, then you can uninstall The Sims 3 from one drive and reinstall it properly on the other. Then paste the folder back where it was to use the save data.

EDIT: The installer should ask you if you want to keep files.

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Hi,How do you move documents/files/graphics from Windows 7 document folder to specifically named folders on a flash drive? I tried highlighting said document and then clicked organized, then on the drop-down menu clicked send to. But it only shows the letter of the drive I wish to move the item to and not the individual folders. How can I put a document for say a cookie recipe in a folder on flash drive named Deserts? Or picture of my family into the folder named Family pics? I know I'm doing something wrong. But windows help has been of no help. Thank you for reading and for any advice,Ziva.

A:How to move files/documents to specific folders?

Open up My Computer. If you do not see a toolbar with File, Edit, View, Tools, Help click on Organize/Layout and check Menu Bar.

If you want to MOVE the files (which will delete them from your computer when you move to the flash drive) choose the file(s) then click File in the menu bar. Use MOVE TO FOLDER. Choose your flash drive and navigate to the folder where you want to put them.

If you want to COPY the files to the flash drive use COPY TO FOLDER under File.

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I got an external hard drive, more memory and internal HD for my old computer so am trying to download files to the external hd, but my system starts making copies as fast as I delete so now there are as many as 47 of some files. I compressed
e-mails, then tried copy and paste, but I'm obviously doing it wrong.
 

A:Multiple copies of documents being made when I try to move files

Welcome to TSG
Since sometimes I had the same problem, seeing your post made me look for an answer and this is what I found, please look here:
http://www.keyongtech.com/3483281-starts-making-extra-copies-as

I couldn't find anything else related to that question.
 

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Is it possible to move the folder Codemasters from Program Data, to another drive ( HDD ) ?
I did that with My Documents folder, but i can't find the "location" tab on the Codemasters folder, when i right click on it.
Please tell me how to proceed, if possible.
Thanks in advance

A:Program Data / Codemasters folder / move to D partition

Codemasters folder has a lot of data so is big in size? Is that why you wnat to move it?
Old folder name is C:\ProgramData\codemasters and you want to move EVERYTING in it to new location? Give exact name of new location please

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I have created a new partition for my data only...I now want to move/remove my data folders from the original single partition to the newly created partition...How do I do this safely and correctly?

A:move files from one partition to another

Right click on the folder that you want to move. If it's one of the personal folders such as My Documents there will be a Location tab - and in that tab will be a Move button.

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Hi guys,

I currently running a dual boot system. However, I haven't been able to copy files from one partition to another i.e from XP to Win & or vice versa. For e.g. i can't find any music file in my XP partition, it's like it's not there even though i searched through drive C (XP) from drive D (win 7). I still use XP more but do my gaming on win 7. What do i need to do guys? Please help. Thanks!

P/S How do i import browser history, bookmark from chrome in XP to Win 7 too? Appreciate this!
 

A:How to move files between XP & Win 7 partition

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hi, I can't move big files from partition C to partition D, this in normal
operation;

I enter to secure mode and I can move the files
without any problem.


What could be?

I have kasperky internet security 2010.

Also I dont wish to format & install windows XP again.

cheers

 

A:I can't move big files from one partition to another

Do you get any error message when you try to move these files? What is the type/extension of these files etc?
 

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I was online this morning, was browsing youtube trying to entertain myself and suddenly my computer powers down. It tries to reboot using Startup repair, but gives me a message saying "Startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically" with a few lines:
Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
and a few lower:
Problem Signature 07: Corrupt File

I tried to run startup repair a bunch of times, tried to restore from two different earlier restore points multiple times, and the startup repairs would tell me the same, and restores would tell me that it worked, only to bring me back to the same problem. I tried running in debug mode, I tried safe mode, nothing. Just kept giving me the Startup repair cannot repair problem over and over again.

I was running Win7 this morning (which I had gotten through the school's computer science department) and didn't have a boot disc for it, so I couldn't try and repair it from a boot disc. I did, however, have my old Win Vista (curse the name) boot disc handy, so I booted it up (about 6 or 7 hours of trials with memory and hard drive diagnostics along with the multiple reboots for startup and restore points) and ended up re-installing Win Vista expecting it to wipe Win7 completely. Upon finally logging into my computer, I find that I have 400 or so GB of information still on my hard drive, which leads me to believe that it got partitioned.

So, is there a way to get the old files from the corrupted Win7 partition (program fil... Read more

A:Way to move files from one partition to another?

Update:
Apparently it's not partitioned, so now the question is: Is there a way to get to the old files in my hard drive/ where would they be located?

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Hello,
My documents turned into local disk (D when trying to relocate "My Docs" to my second partition. Under the location tab I did not rename the folder and just left D:\. Now local disk (D has seemed to replace "My Docs" folder. Please help me put "My Docs" back on (C.
OS WIN 7
Thank you.

A:Lost "My Documents" folder when trying to move it to (D:) partition.

Hello MJ, and welcome to Seven Forums.

OPTION TWO in the tutorial below may be able to help you get your My Documents folder restored back to the default C: .

User Folders - Restore Default Location

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I have Tools/Options set to download files to Program Files. I believe I understand the difference between general Program Files and Program Files (x86); some programs can only be run in 32, not 64 bit. But there are many duplicate .exe programs in x86 and PFiles (Acronis, Belarc, Carbonite, Firetrust, Foxit, HP, Firefox, etc.). I've tried to delete than from x86 or cut/paste them but get this message: "The action can't be completed because the folder or a file in it is open in another program. Close the folder or a file and try again." I don't understand why a program that can run in PF 64 bit is also in (x86). This is not an earth-shaking question but would like a clarification from this great forum. Thanks. ellenc

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i have 2 drives, a caviar black 1tb and a hitachi deskstar 320gb....currently the OS is in the caviar black but i am thinking of moving it to the hitachi drive...is there any way i can exactly clone the system partition from the caviar black onto the hitachi drive without having to reinstall the OS or anything? and if there is a way, will all the installed programs work after doing that?
 

A:Move Files From System Partition

I'm not sure, but if it's within the same computer, it should work.
 

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After a virus messing up my computer, the only solution to fixing it is to reinstall windows, however i have many files that i would like to copy to a CD so i don't lose them, the problem is that since the virus i can't copy or paste, i can't drag files, so i can't move them, and i can't use windows explorer or nero to burn files to a cd, as none of these work anymore. (reinstalling nero also didn't work)

Could anyone suggest a program or something that i could download so that i can burn my files to cd?
 

A:program to burn files to cd? unable to move or copy files

http://www.cdburnerxp.se/

Give this a try. It's a freebee.

Good luck.
 

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G'day Folks,

1)
Should I move "Documents" or "My Documents" folder to D partition? When I click on start --> documents it opens "Documents" folder which has apps-data ...etc folders.I like to be able to click on "documents" to access my data from D,is this possible?

2)
just bought a new Asus laptop and Windows-recover turned off on C: .

i)Is it because Asus has protected partiton (c set up?
ii)should I enable window's recovery on protected partition and set restore point?

Thanking you in advance for your knowledge and experties of Windows 7

A:Should I move "Documents" or "My Documents" folder to D partition?

Hello Online,

If you wanted to move your C:\Users\(user-name)\My Documents folder to another location, then OPTION TWO in the tutorial below can help show you how to easily do so. User Folders - Change Default Location
The Start Menu opens to the library location instead of the one in your C:\Users\(user-name) folder. If you would like to change that, then the tutorial below can help show you how to.Start Menu User Folder Buttons - Open to Users Instead of Libraries
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Greetings Again,

My file and storage system is set up like this:

C:\ Drive - 120 GB SSD This is my Win 7 64-Bit Ultimate Boot drive. It has my most important Microsoft programs on it. Out of the 111GB available, I've used 42GB, leaving me 69GB free space. I want to keep this area open.

My next drive is a 1TB WD Caviar Black segmented into 3 partitions.

E:\ Drive = Program FIles This has the majority and rest of my programs. It also includes USERs Files. I've use 96GB out of 150GB. Out of that 96GB, 64GB are in USERS files.

F:\ Drive = Data Files. This stores all of my data except for media. I've used 91GB out of 350. I want to leave this be.

G:| Drive = Medsia FIles This stores all Media = Vids, Music, Graphics, Pictures. I've used 80 GB out of 500GB

I also have a 64GB ~ 55GB actual storage SSD drive that is partitioned but has no data on it or assigned drive letter.

Here is what I want to accomplish.

I want to move my actual Program FIles to the 64GB SSD, assign it a drive letter, and keep the USERS files where they now reside on the F:\ dirve

My main concern is that in moving all these files around and splitting the USERS files from the Program Files that I'll mees up my Registry. Will someone please suggest some links I might read that will best help me acheive these moves.

Peace,

Phroneo

A:Move Program FIles to SSD - Leave Users files Behind

that sounds a bit messy - I'm a bit wary of the users folders..
all those links might be broken - or at least, be put at risk..

are you sure you want to go this route, might there not be a better solution..??

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Defragging SSD once in order to shrink partition is also bad?

I need to somehow "defrag" my windows 7 partition in order to make a smaller image-backup of it, But windows disk management won't allow me to shrink the partition beyond x mb I need. Defraggler shows some movable files in the middle of my SSD. But I remembered defragging is never needed for ssd because of wear-leveling and zero seek etcetera. I get that. But is once that bad? Then i remembered some more intriguing technical bro-scares all over the web saying something "SSD internal disk software mapping files not 1:1 logical to OS file mapping and defraggers do not zero SSD cells and sorth"This could kill your disk do harm blah bla. So now I do not know what to do. Defrag once or never ever at all becaue of point two like the internet says. What is the truth to all the statements.

I need real expert advice not bro comments.
Please help.

A:Defrag SSD once just to move some files before shrink partition?

When you do an image backup, it will be compressed.

When I use Acronis Trueimage, my 70gb image is compressed to 35gb.

You can set it to even compress further, although I leave it at that,

If you have a Seagate hdd, you can get it for free.

http://www.seagate.com/support/downloads/discwizard/

You can also use Easeus with any hdd-free

http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/deta...e_edition.html

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I have a 250 gig hardrive and I have 10 gig c drive and three partions inside of an extended partition , I plan to move my swap files / paging file out of the c drive and into the 25 gig f partition , but I am wondering if its necessary to do this if I have two gig of memory , and if I have my swap files on the back end of my hardrive won't that slow things down and have the opposite effect of what I want , which is a fast computer ?
Thanks to all in advance
 

A:If I have two gig memory should I still move swap files from c to another partition

You will not notice the slowness of your swapfile unless you ae one of those people who sit next to the computer with a millisecond stopwatch and think that losing .01% in a benchmark is a disaster.
 

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Hi all,

Hope you all are doing well today.
I think I've got an easy one for you today. I want to keep my OS drive as lean as possible, so I want to move some programs over to my new applications drive. How do I do this in Vista Ultimate 64 and then fix the start menu so that the shortcuts are pointing to the correct location?

I have my C: drive, and I'm moving to the H: drive.

So I've moved 'Program Files' and 'Program Files x86' over to H: so far, but if someone could point me to a tutorial or give me one, that would be supurb.

THANKS!
-Sam
 

A:Solved: Want to move program files to new HD

I don't think it is going to be that easy. You may need to uninstall the programs and then run the installers to re-install the programs on the new drive. A typical Windows based software installation adds configuration data to the Windows registry that links to the file locations needed to run the software. The installer may also add files to other Windows directories besides the two you mention.
 

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This question may have been posted and answered at an earlier date but I am experiencing some complications that I am unsure how to address. My desktops Hd recently started failing and so today I ordered a new one that is 250gb larger. I understand how to back up most of my files and have an external to do so but I do not have install disk for the windows 7 os as my computer came with it installed. My product key for my os is still on the sticker on the side of the tower but as this new Hd is 100% blank i need to move the os somehow and I am unsure as to how I am supposed to do this. I have read alot about cloning a Hd but am wondering if this is my best option. ANY information on this problem would be greatly appreciated but please keep in mind i am no computer genius, Thank you all for any and all help.

A:HD failing need to move os to new bigger HD

   Information
We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create



Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

Have a look at those tutorials:
Best to backup to a external HDD.
System Image Recovery
Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
Restore Backup User and System Files


SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System

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I have a new desktop computer that seems to be working fine- however, in the My Documents folder there are several .tmp files- not sure why they are there or what program may have put them there.

I have attached a screenprint of the directory for that folder. One of the .tmp files is referenced by Google in an inquiry regarding a spyware program- I run AdAware, Spybot S&D, Spyware Blaser & A-squared Free-- and have not had anything reported.
To see if I can find the source of this- I created a new folder to see what program might be lookig for the files- or to see if any program replaces the files- nothing so far.

Your input would be greatly appreciated

OS is XP on dual core AMD, 2 GIG memory, 320 GIG HD
letchworth
 

A:.tmp files in My Documents- What Program?

Open one in Notepad and see if the contents give you a clue.
 

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I bought an external hard drive that will only back up document, music, and photo files but not software. It gives me the choice to back-up My Documents and the Desktop. It also offers checkboxes next to subfolders of the C: drive. I don't know which ones to click so I can stop getting these errors about hidden attribute files and folders. How do you know the difference between all the files?
 

A:program files vs op system files vs documents

I would probably recommend that you check off the "documents and settings" folder within the C: drive. I am trying to recall what else you might need and am drawing a blank
 

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I have a Dell XP that must be old because I am. Anyway I ordered it with two hard drives, both 30Gig. Both are full. Who knew back six or seven years ago that 30-gigs was (were?) not enough?

I have tried to keep C:/ for programs and D:/ for files. I would like to get an external HDD and move programs onto it in order to free up space on C:/

What kinds of problems will I run into? Will the registry be able to keep up or tag along or edit itself or...? Is it even doable? Will it give me nightmares?

Thanx!
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A:Move program files to new hard drive

There is no real simple way to do that. the only way I know of is to uninstall the programs one by one and reinstall them point at the external drive instead of the C:\ Drive. the best way to do it, in all honsty is to just buy a larger hdd (500gb are around 50.00 these days) and just do a direct drive to drive clone from your old HDD to the New one. A Program like Symmantec Ghost (it's not free but there are others out there that are) will clone everything at a bit level and automatically resize the partition to encompass all the free space.

Just Moving the Program Files directory will only serve to make the programs non-usable. Registry entries will not follow the move.

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I am using a 2 year old Desktop with Windows 10 and I recently installed a 250GB Samsung SSD.
I then cloned all the important files in my 1TB HDD to my SSD before wiping that old Hard Drive.

Now my SSD is my main hardrive (C ) and my empty HDD is my secondary hardrive (F )
After transferring my Documents, Pictures, Videos, etc... back to my old HDD (F ),
my SSD (C ) is using 125GB /232GB

I only want my OS to be in my SSD and now I wish to further increase free space in my SSD by transferring Program Files, Program Files x86 and Users folder back to my 1TB HDD. All three adds up to approximately 90GB, which is wasted space in my new SSD.
 

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Hi!

I have windows 8.1 and c-drive is system drive.
Programs are mainly installed to C: but I have also some programs installed to E: Program Files, Program Files (68), Program Data etc .
Now I want to to move E-drive contents to another hard drive (all files stored on e-drive).

I think the safest way is to reinstall all programs, but I don't want to do this. Also it is possible to move files to new partition which has another drive letter than e: and create link, but this I don't want to do either.

Can I do it like this:
1) Change e-drive letter to x
2) Create new e-drive to another hard drive
3) Copy e-drive contents to new e-dive
4) that is it?

Can I use normal copy - paste to copy all files?
I think register references are the same after these steps because drive letter and content of the e-drive are still the same.

Does my method work? It sound so easy to do. Is it "too easy"? Does it have any risks?

Best regards
Laakspen

A:Move program files to another hard drive

Yes, it should as long as the drive letter is the same and also I would move instead of copy to retain the ownership of the files.

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Hi everyone how do I move a file (not a shortcut) from my desktop back to program files.

A:Move file from desktop to program files

Try to cut and paste it. If its just a folder it should work.

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I'm thinking of moving my computer to a bigger case but I'm not sure what cases are compatible with my current motherboard. I own a Lenovo 90F1007QUS.  I need a bigger case because I'd like to upgrade the PSU to 500W and install a graphics card. Please respond with recommendations about how to go about upgrading to a bigger case. 

A:Want to move computer to bigger case

hi, look at the GTX1050 OC Low profile from GIGABYTE, if you have pci-e, you could play all games with this videocard, and you do not have to change the power supply, it works for me I have a lenovo M800 SFF  

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Veriton M2632G, Win7 This model has a 500 GB harddisk. I need to replace it by a 1 TB HD an add two new partitions - E and F - in addirion to he existing C and D. Besides the C and D partition, the original HD has 4 additional partitions. The question is: which of these do I have to move to the new HD? Here is the current partitioning: "Recovery" - 600 MBEFI System reserved partition - 300 MBSystem reserved partition - 128 MB"Acer (C)" - 218 GBDATA (D)" - 218 GBPush Button Reset - 28 GB So: which of these do I have to move to the new HD? Also: if I will add two more user partitions (E and F) what should be the ordering of partition? In particular, where should the "Push Button Reset" partition be placed? Also: what free partition manager would you recommend for the opperations required to make the above changes? TIA Alex










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A:M2632G : How to move to a bigger disk

to be safe you need to copy all old HDD partitions on the new, just tell the clone software to don't resize the original partitions, so at the end you will end with 500GB used by the old partitions and 500GB of unallocated partitions. once booted sucessfully to windows on the new HDD, from windows Disk management, you can create the 2 new partitions of the needed sizes. (it will be safer since windows will manage the MBR) to clone your HDD there are a lot of good free tools:easeus:http://download.easeus.com/ad/epm_trial.exe partition wizard:http://www.partitionwizard.com/free-partition-manager.html clonezilla:http://clonezilla.org/downloads.php

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Veriton M2632G, Win7 This model has a 500 GB harddisk. I need to replace it by a 1 TB HD an add two new partitions - E and F - in addirion to he existing C and D. Besides the C and D partition, the original HD has 4 additional partitions. The question is: which of these do I have to move to the new HD? Here is the current partitioning: "Recovery" - 600 MBEFI System reserved partition - 300 MBSystem reserved partition - 128 MB"Acer (C)" - 218 GBDATA (D)" - 218 GBPush Button Reset - 28 GB So: which of these do I have to move to the new HD? Also: if I will add two more user partitions (E and F) what should be the ordering of partition? In particular, where should the "Push Button Reset" partition be placed? Also: what free partition manager would you recommend for the opperations required to make the above changes? TIA Alex











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A:M2632G : How to move to a bigger disk

to be safe you need to copy all old HDD partitions on the new, just tell the clone software to don't resize the original partitions, so at the end you will end with 500GB used by the old partitions and 500GB of unallocated partitions. once booted sucessfully to windows on the new HDD, from windows Disk management, you can create the 2 new partitions of the needed sizes. (it will be safer since windows will manage the MBR) to clone your HDD there are a lot of good free tools:easeus:http://download.easeus.com/ad/epm_trial.exe partition wizard:http://www.partitionwizard.com/free-partition-manager.html clonezilla:http://clonezilla.org/downloads.php

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Seems to be normal, I was told. But as this happens anyway, i want to slow down the process as hard as possible. F.ex. by using ccleaner and transferring the temp-folder to another partition, etc.

Yet there seem to be strange things happening. I just encoded a video to a non-C-location. during the encoding the C: partition gained a few hundred MB's. But as the encoding was finished, those few hundred mb's didnt delete themselves again, even after running ccleaner.

So, basically all i did was encoding a file which is not on C: into another file, which also is not on C:. Yet C: gained finally a few hundres mb's.

Anyone know why that is?

A:C-Partition gets bigger and bigger

When you run C cleaner, by default it looks for certain areas... particularly when you are decoding / encoding videos it will create a temp file.

If the temp file is not inside the Windows Directory, the Cleaner won't find it unless you tell it to look there.

Also, if your encoder / decoder program is not told to delete the left behinds it will in fact keep the temp files there as well. There are a lot of scenarios.

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Hello,

I converted a FAT32 secondary partition to NTFS using convert.exe. The process was smooth but after it's done I cannot delete/save/move files or folders on that new NTFS partition. I can see/open all the files and folders and I can copy to another FAT32 partition. I have Windows XP Home and I'm logged in as a Limited user.

When I try to delete a file I get "Please remove the write protection". I tried to change the account type to admin and I was able to delete/save/move.

If I create a new file or folder as a limited user I can delete/save/move. I guess I lost ownership on the files and folders that were there before the NTFS conversion. Anything created after is mine though.

I don't want to be logged in as admin. I wish there's a way to make it work under a Limited user.

Please help.

Thanks!

Ramkre

A:[SOLVED] Converted a FAT32 partition to NTFS and cannot delete/save/move files or fol

hi,

i think it has changed the files to read-only in NTFS after conversion. choose one file and check its Properties.

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Hey guys, I plan to record PC gameplay using Fraps, which creates very large files. In order for me to do so whilst still maintaining high FPS in game, I have to record to my SSD. However, this fills up very quickly.

My idea is to make a program that automatically moves the recordings over to the HDD as they are created. Fraps has an option to split the recording up into 4GB segments, so what the program will need to do is detect when the second section has been created, then move the first across, then detect when the third has been created and move the second across etc.

Is this possible in an automated fashion? And if so, how would I go about doing it?

Thanks for any replies
Max

A:Program to automatically move files as created by Fraps

Ok, so I just had a quick play around with a .bat file and found that this works:


Code:
if exist "C:\Users\Max\Videos\Fraps\part2.avi" move /-y "C:\Users\Max\Videos\Fraps\part1.avi" "F:\Fraps\"
But I will need to implement it into a loop so that 'part2' and 'part1' change to 'part3' and 'part2' and so on within the code.

Also it will need to automatically check at a set frequency

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Go with a 128GB SSD and keep everything on it or move just the Users directory to one of the HDDs. You will get much better performance if all executables are on the SSD.

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Hey
Basically I bought an SSD to put Windows 7 on along with some of my most used applications.
However, I want to some how put my users folder and program files folder onto my 500GB HD. I?ve tried multiple times to mess with the registry settings but it doesnt seem to work..? I?ve also tried an application but that just meant when I restarted my PC it diddn?t recognise my user account meaning I couldnt log in at all forcing me to reinstall again?
Any ideas? I basically want only OS & a coupel of aps on SSD while having my desktop/users/prorgam files on my 500gb.
Thanks!

A:How can I move my user&program files to a different hard drive?

Well this trick may help
User Folders - Change Default Location
Once you've moved the location you should be able to just copy the contents in question.

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I am running Win7/Pro x64.

I recently managed to unwittingly move a large branch (multiple levels of branching and many files) into my "My Documents" folder. I would like to undo what I did, but I have no idea how I did it. My guess is that I made a massive misuse of drag-and-drop

Said another way, I had a directory (very large, multi-branched folder) called "MyImageFiles" at the same level on my data drive as "My Documents." Now it is buried one level down in "My Documents."

What is the simplest way to undo this?

Thanks

baumgrenze

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Hey everyone, hope the new year has been good to you so far. The title pretty much explains my problem. When I go to my documents the document is listed there but when I click to open it, it won't load. It will however load if I am already in the program which usually opens it. Beside them it says SIG file, which I have no idea what that means. Also, it is just a blank box beside the file name (in my documents list) when usually there is a mini icon showing which program will work to open it. Hope this isn't too vague or confusing.

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Can only open files if running program - can't do it from my documents

Hi llaurabella, and welcome to TSG.

Any chance you can tell us exactly what operating system you are running and the program you normally use to open the file?

In Windows Explorer, If you right click on the file name of one of the problem files and select Properties, what is the full file name, including the file name extension that is shown for that file?

EDIT: Exactly what does happen when you double click on the file and try to open it?
 

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my C drive is only an 80G and right now 60G of it is full of apps. I rather like these apps and I don't want to uninstall them. Is it possible to actually move the whole folder to my terabyte and just fix the shortcut paths as needed, or is it more complicated than that?
 

A:Is it possible to move your entire program files folder to a seperate volume?

Hi BlackScarlet

Yes, it is possible to do that. It's called ghosting. Acronis and Norton Ghost are two of the best programs on the market for doing this. Good luck!

Spyder_1386
 

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my C drive is only an 80G and right now 60G of it is full of apps. I rather like these apps and I don't want to uninstall them. Is it possible to actually move the whole folder to my terabyte and just fix the shortcut paths as needed, or is it more complicated than that?
 

A:Is it possible to move your entire program files folder to a seperate volume?

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What do you think about keeping your program files off of you main C: drive that your OS is on. I was thinking about partitioning my disk and placing it on another partititon. I already keep my documents, my desktop, and favorites on another partition so why not my program files . If the partition that my os is on messes up I would still have access to my program files. I think it would run alittle faster too. Thanks

A:program files on another partition

There's not much benefit. Since all apps install not just files to their own directory, but to some windows directories, plus make registry edits, if the OS goes, so go the apps.

I keep 1 partition for OS/Apps, one for Data.

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I'm trying to get arround a problem with a "Lenovo" preinstalled Vista.
They've set up three partitions C (20GB) and D (300+) and hidden (for factory recovery)
C appears to fill up quickly.... C is where the system stuff is put.

It turns out C is small and gets populated by programs, docs, pic and music by default.
My user(s) don't know anything about moving stuff around and only see the disk C is full and D is completely empty.

1) I can move these by.....I can set the default "location" for most files "Documents", Pictures" and Music to D:\ by right clicking on the appropriate program / icon in the main start menu (right side).

Right-Click - choose Properties and then choose "Location" tab and set a move to folder on the D drive. This gets me around that problem.

2) I also tried to set the "Set Programfiles" envionment variable from C:\Program Files to D:\Program Files via "Start / "All Programs" / "Accessories" / "Command Prompt"
but when I exit and go back in it doesn't hold. So I'm not sure it this is the right place to do this.

3) I also tried to change the "Regestry" entry - Local Machine / Software / Microsoft / Currentversion - entry - ProgramFilesDir. From C:\Program Files to D:\Program Files...
This appear to work going forward for newly installed programs - I tested this with a couple ... but when I tried to access WinMail and other pre... Read more

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