Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: C partition splitted from user account

14 Oct 2012   #11
zongosaiba

windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

guys, again thank you for taking the time reading my stupid posts and answering my questions. This is much appreciated. I now have two partitions. One system and one Data. Everything is working great. One small question Some software still need the system files to get installed and some can be installed on a different partition. Is this correct ? If i am correct, wouldn't my c partition still increase over time ? In my small mind, I thought the system partition would be locked down zongosaiba


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
14 Oct 2012   #12
gregrocker

 

When you open a library it will show anything that has been written to that folder in C (Documents, Downloads, etc) so you can just drag them to the data drive then and there. That's how I keep C User folders pruned.

You can also then investigate what wrote the file there and change it in it's program prefs (e.g. Firefox Downloads location) to write to the data drive folder instead. This way you'll get almost nothing being written to C.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Oct 2012   #13
edwar

7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zongosaiba View Post
One small question Some software still need the system files to get installed and some can be installed on a different partition. Is this correct ? If i am correct, wouldn't my c partition still increase over time ? In my small mind, I thought the system partition would be locked down zongosaiba
No you can install all programs to the second partition. Any program that Must be installed on the "System" partition (C:\) is poorly written.

But yes most all program will also install some files in your UserName area on the System partition. Nothing you can do about that. So Yes over time the System partition (C:\) will grow to a point. Once you have install all the software you need the C drive should not fill up with other files.

It is good to run Disk Cleanup every now and then.

I also move the Temp file location of the system partition. I'm running an SSD as my System partition so I try to keep as much stuff off that drive.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

14 Oct 2012   #14
gregrocker

 

If you're creating the data partition to keep your image lean, then I would still install Programs to C since they write Registry Keys which integrate themselves into the OS so should remain a part of it until Uninstalled. If you reimage with programs on another partition you can have problems.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Oct 2012   #15
zongosaiba

windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

thanks guys, I have decided to let programs installed on c. That means letting that c partition grow, then so be it. the c partition is 52 g and it is 100 g in size. i have 47 g left on that partition. Anything being installed on that laptop is on a need to have basis which is almost no predictable software that i foresee for a while. I already have all i need to run the way i want. As "gregrocker" said, i would have issue if I image the c drive with some software installed on the data partition (F). As far as the c drive, i can image it now and reinstall it on another drive or partition and i would have all the software i need configured the way i want it. Then i can just run a backup software for the data partition on external drive to backup that same partition. On that partition i have movies, musics etc.... One small question: I did not move the Desktop folder in the data partition. I read that windows may cause issues if the Desktop is moved. Is this correct ? Did you move your desktop from c to another partition ? If yes, did you have issues at all ? I did move everything else though. Kind Regards,
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 C partition splitted from user account




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
User Profile/Account problem (can't login to original admin account)
I'm the only user on this laptop and my admin account was called "HybridPC" and I disabled the windows login screen. (Turn computer on and goes right to desktop). One day the welcome screen popped up out of nowhere and I had to login. I tried disabling the login screen to where it was before and...
General Discussion
I click on user account and it (user account) shuts down
When I try to log onto my user account I click on it and the computer shuts down, no error message. I can log into the administrator account, it's protected by a password. I have nortons and malwarebytes and have run them both with no malware detected. I also tried system restore but all of my...
Installation & Setup
1 user account urns down the volume and my user account gets affected
hi how can it be? a standar user turns the pc on, goes to her account and turns the general volume down and then turns the pc off i go later turn the pc on , go to my account and i have the volume down too why???????????????????
BSOD Help and Support
Creating a New User Account Similar to an Existing User Account
I have a Dell XPS 9100 with Windows 7 Prof. I am using the user account made during the initial bootup of the new computer, to make the desired settings and adding software installations. However after I finish with the initial tweaking, I will reduce the account privileges from Administrator to...
Performance & Maintenance
My userís account folders, in which partition?
. *************************************** My O.S. is Windows 7. My HD has two partitions, C: and D:, the latter intended for all data, leaving the whole of C: for the system, Windows and the applications. In the directory tree, the Windows Explorer shows my userís account (say ďNameĒ) both...
Installation & Setup
My userís account, in which partition?
I have Windows 7. My HD has two partitions, C: and D:, the latter intended for all data, leaving the whole of C: for the system, Windows and the applications. In the directory tree, the Windows Explorer shows my user’s account (say “Name”) both under C:/Users and under D:/Users. ...
Customization


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:29.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App