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Windows 7: How to move my "Users" and other folders to another partition?

31 May 2012   #1
there

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How to move my "Users" and other folders to another partition?

Hey everyone! I just created a new partition for my hard drive. So, now I have two which is C:\ and D:\ But my problem is how do I move my "Users" data and "Program Files" Data to the new D:\ drive, and still use it as it was in C:\ (like using it as default destinations of installed programs and saved user files) Should the normal "Move" method do it?

Please help. I'm new to this partitioning method, so please just make things simple to understand. Thanks!


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31 May 2012   #2
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

What goal are you trying to achieve in moving them to another partition on the same drive?
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31 May 2012   #3
doublethe2

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FliGi7 View Post
What goal are you trying to achieve in moving them to another partition on the same drive?
I think he means moving files to different users
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31 May 2012   #4
gregrocker

 

Many users move their User files to another HD or partition to make the backup image smaller. However Win7 backup imaging will then force you to include the partition with User folders in the image - defeating the purpose - since User folders are system files.

The solution is to create on the new data partition new folders named the same as your User folders, then copy the contents of each user folder into the new folder. Then rightclick each folder to add to the relevant Library - Include a Folder - Windows 7 Forums.

Now when you open Documents, Music, Pictures, Downloads, etc. library from the Start Menu or explorer, all of your files will be there. If any land in the C User folder, just drag that file down to the D folder in the Liibrary window.

I would not move Program files to another partition as Programs write themselves into the registry so become part of the OS until uninstalled. However on an SSD if you're running out of space you can uninstall lesser used programs to reinstall them to the data drive.
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31 May 2012   #5
there

Windows 7 Starter 32bit
 
 

Nah. I just figured it myself. I really just want to move the "Downloads" folder to D: so that I could save more space in C: I right clicked the "Downloads" folder and selected the Location tab then moved it to D: And yeah, I don't think I need to move the "Program Files." Anyway, thanks everyone for trying to help me. I'll mark this as solved.
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