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Windows 7: Set up for SSD boot with HDD storage

12 Jun 2013   #11
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CONNERthe View Post
I am confused. I have a 64GB SSD I have Win 7 on. I'd like to keep my Users folders in C:. My HDD is a D: drive called Storage. I would like to use it to actually hold my files. How can I do that and keep my files in the Users folders? Can I attach my D: drive to the Users folder? Any other recommendations?
Read through this tutorial and see if this answers your question. User Folders - Change Default Location

Golden beat me to it!


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13 Jun 2013   #12
CONNERthe

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

That still didn't seem to be what I'm looking for. Is there a way to keep the users folder in the C drive and store all the files on the D drive?
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13 Jun 2013   #13
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

What you want to do is link your user folders to the D drive, I will try to dig up the tut.

Personally, I don`t even link them, I just store my data, movies, backup images, software etc. on my 4 HDDs

You could make a few partitions on your D drive and just label them whatever you want.
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13 Jun 2013   #14
CONNERthe

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
What you want to do is link your user folders to the D drive, I will try to dig up the tut.

Personally, I don`t even link them, I just store my data, movies, backup images, software etc. on my 4 HDDs

You could make a few partitions on your D drive and just label them whatever you want.
What about your AppData?
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13 Jun 2013   #15
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

That will still look like it is on the C: drive. It will just be stored on the D: drive. You can still go to Documents, Downloads, etc from the normal location, it will just access data from another drive.
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13 Jun 2013   #16
CONNERthe

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
That will still look like it is on the C: drive. It will just be stored on the D: drive. You can still go to Documents, Downloads, etc from the normal location, it will just access data from another drive.
But that is different from what AddRAM said, right? I would like to have it that way - able to go to my users folders in the C drive to access my data that is actually stored on my D drive. I asked one of my professors about it just before school went out for the summer and he said to look up attaching a volume to a folder, but I haven't been able to find what I'm looking for.
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13 Jun 2013   #17
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

@ ADDRAM

Is this the link you're looking for ?

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@ CONNERthe

64GB will be filled up quick . I'd move the Users folder to another hard drive .
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