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Windows 7: Using my old drives files after an SSD install

03 Feb 2012   #11
ICIT2LOL

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Next trick is to burn / rip to - music to / from the old drive as I don't want to fill my already half full SSD?

Is there a tutorial on this one please?
Not exactly following you.

Do you want to rip songs from CDs? I think Windows can do that, but I use CDex.

Or are you talking about moving songs from one drive to another?

Or?
Hum Ignat both really mate I have quite a library on the old SATA drive (Seagate 1TB) and want to carry on ripping to that drive and also burning from it without involving the SSD at all. The current library is 12GB and that would eat into the 62GB I have left on the SSD if I add it and more.

I wish I could have afforded the 256GB SSD to save me having to use the old drive but well you know how it is.


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03 Feb 2012   #12
ICIT2LOL

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Try this John. move user folders. If you move all your used folders to another drive, it will free up a lot of space on the SSD.
Thanks essenbe that is a way to go as well I suppose then keeping music on the SSD isn't going to be such a problem of space eh?
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03 Feb 2012   #13
ignatzatsonic

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I have about 93 GB of mp3 music. It is stored entirely on a spinning drive. My mp3s don't even know my SSD exists.

My ripping and burning applications are installed on my 80 GB SSD. Combined, they take up a miniscule 14 MB.

Can't you do something similar?
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03 Feb 2012   #14
ICIT2LOL

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
I have about 93 GB of mp3 music. It is stored entirely on a spinning drive. My mp3s don't even know my SSD exists.

My ripping and burning applications are installed on my 80 GB SSD. Combined, they take up a miniscule 14 MB.

Can't you do something similar?
Hum yes I suppose I can do what essenbe says and just rip to the SSD then transfer to the spinning drive.

I am just a bit befuddled by how I get them back to use with WMP on the SSD - although I suppose I can just reverse the process once done.
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03 Feb 2012   #15
essenbe

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John, by moving user files to a spinner, the music never sees the SSD. You are moving the location of 'My Music' from the C drive to another spinning drive. When you open My Mucic in user folers your My Music is there, but it is actually the my music folder on the spinning drive you are looking at.
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03 Feb 2012   #16
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
rip to the SSD then transfer to the spinning drive.
I'm confused by your term "rip to the SSD".

Can you not store the mp3s directly on the spinning drive? Why the need to "transfer" anything? My mp3s are NEVER on my SSD. They land on the spinning drive by default.
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03 Feb 2012   #17
ICIT2LOL

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Well I am really appreciative to you two very patient fellows are trying to get through this very thick mind - I just can't quite get the gist of putting in a CD to rip - and open WMP to do it and it (WMP) is in the SSD.
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03 Feb 2012   #18
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Yep. Baiscally all you have to do is make sure WMP knows that the default Music folder is now located on the spinner.

To confirm, or set as the default location, in WMP:

press alt to bring up the menu File>Manage Libraries>Music and either confirm or add the default music folder location.
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03 Feb 2012   #19
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Well I am really appreciative to you two very patient fellows are trying to get through this very thick mind - I just can't quite get the gist of putting in a CD to rip - and open WMP to do it and it (WMP) is in the SSD.
Yes, WMP is installed on C (the SSD), but what about its output?

I don't use WMP to rip or burn, so can't speak to how it can be configured.

Normally, I'd expect the ripping app to give you some control over the destination drive and directory to which the ripped mp3s will go.

If you are using the dreaded "libraries", then all bets are off as I turned them off ages ago.
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03 Feb 2012   #20
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Yep. Baiscally all you have to do is make sure WMP knows that the default Music folder is now located on the spinner.

To confirm, or set as the default location, in WMP:

press alt to bring up the menu File>Manage Libraries>Music and either confirm or add the default music folder location.
Haha we might just give this a try as i wasn't sure on how I would get stuff in and out as Ignat was asking.

So if I ref the WMP to the default library any time I want to rip / burn then this makes things a tad clearer.
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