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Windows 7: How to 'reconnect' relocated user library files

08 Feb 2013   #1
TaskMaster

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
How to 'reconnect' relocated user library files

In preparing for install of SSD I used 'Properties>Location' to relocate user library folders from the system HDD to a different HDD. After I do a clean install of Win 7 Pro to the SSD, how do I reconnect the relocated folders?


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08 Feb 2013   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Hello TaskMaster,

Do you mean that you moved your user folders instead of libraries?

Personally, it may be best to manually copy the folders to the HDD, then copy the contents back to the SSD when finished installing.
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08 Feb 2013   #3
TaskMaster

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Sorry, got hung up on the labeling.
No, I did not move the user libraries.
I did relocate folders from within the user libraries.
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08 Feb 2013   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

In that case, it would be easier to just copy and paste the folders to the HDD, and copy any files you want in them back afterwards.
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08 Feb 2013   #5
TaskMaster

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Hello Brink. Thank you for this and previous responses.
My intent is to keep these large data files (music, pictures, video, etc) off the SSD.
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08 Feb 2013   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Ah, ok.

In that case, create new folder(s) on the HDD, and copy the files into the appropriate folders.

After installation is complete, you could then just include these folders in libraries of your choice.
Library - Include a Folder
If you like, you could also set a default "save" location for each library.
Library - Set Save Folder
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