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Windows 7: How to move programs from SSD to secondary hard drive

06 Mar 2013   #1
fawmaine

(1) Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (2) Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
How to move programs from SSD to secondary hard drive

The capacity of my SSD is compromised and I would like to move programs to the secondary hard drive. I also would like to make the secondary the default drive for all my photographs. Are there any tutorials to which I can be directed for assistance. Thanks


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07 Mar 2013   #2
ICIT2LOL

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

Hello and welcome fawmaine I don't know if this is of any use to you post #8 may be the stuff you are looking for.

SSD Tweaks and Optimizations in Windows 7

Me I just copy / paste but I could be doing the very wrong thing for all I know
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07 Mar 2013   #3
VistaKing

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

If you have Windows 7 x64 you would need to create two Folders . Program Files and Program Files (x86) . When you install an application choose custom instead of typical and change C:\ to the second hard drive letter .

See if that helps

Note   Note
If you have Windows 7 32 bit (x86) just create Program Files folder on your second hard drive
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07 Mar 2013   #4
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Changing the default location of your "Users" folder from your SSD to your HDD is a simple way to keep all your programs on your SSD, and all of the data in your Users folder(Downloads, Documents, Music, Pictures, etc) on the hard drive. Read this, it should walk you through it.

User Folders - Change Default Location
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07 Mar 2013   #5
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I wouldn't bother changing anything in the OS, for stability sake. No one is forcing you to store your photos and user created data on your SSD. You could make a folder on your data drive called Photos, and then create a library for it. Very few people store documents and such on their system volume (c drive) anymore. You could easily move that type of data without reconfiguring anything. Then see how much free space you have on your SSD.

As for your first line, when you say compromised, that usually means hacked or damaged. If this is the case, then you may have a bigger issue. If you just meant that the drive was filling up, then my first paragraph should help.
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07 Mar 2013   #6
fawmaine

(1) Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (2) Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

I want to thank everyone for the response. There is a lot of helpful information. In the next few days I will make some changes to my system. I may not try those changes on my own and do have a friend who is very knowledgeable. If I still have need for help I will be back in touch with the forum members.
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08 Mar 2013   #7
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Good luck with your future upgrade/install fawmaine
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