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Windows 7: How to transfer AppData files to Drive D:

16 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home x64
 
 
How to transfer AppData files to Drive D:

I have a small SSD that I use for my Win 7 OS. When I set-up my PC I used a small program to transfer my Docs, Pics and a few other user files to my D: drive. I also install most of my programs to D: Since that time I have some files in my C:\ users\****\Appdata that are growing quite large. When I right click on the folder properties there is no location option for me to change. Somewhere along the line that great little program that assisted me to move them has disappeared and for the life of me I can't remember what it was called. Any ideas??? I would really like to get these large files off my tiny SSD.
Thanks

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16 Oct 2011   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ls1geezer View Post
I have a small SSD that I use for my Win 7 OS. When I set-up my PC I used a small program to transfer my Docs, Pics and a few other user files to my D: drive. I also install most of my programs to D: Since that time I have some files in my C:\ users\****\Appdata that are growing quite large. When I right click on the folder properties there is no location option for me to change. Somewhere along the line that great little program that assisted me to move them has disappeared and for the life of me I can't remember what it was called. Any ideas??? I would really like to get these large files off my tiny SSD.
Thanks
How tiny is the SSD?

Moving app date is not the best way to reclaim space.

You can move page file and possibly hiberfill. Windows 7 looks in path for app data and if you move it you will have to modify it for the new location plus some legacy apps wont recognize the new location.
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16 Oct 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP

 

I think you have to move your entire User profile to include hidden Appdata files: User Profile - Change Default Location

The individual User shell folders don't include AppData.

To avoid complications it might be best to do this during a clean reinstall using this approach: User Profiles - Create and Move During Windows 7 Installation
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