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Windows 7: Program Data / Codemasters folder / move to D partition

11 May 2013   #1
stereo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Program Data / Codemasters folder / move to D partition

Is it possible to move the folder Codemasters from Program Data, to another drive ( HDD ) ?
I did that with My Documents folder, but i can't find the "location" tab on the Codemasters folder, when i right click on it.
Please tell me how to proceed, if possible.
Thanks in advance


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11 May 2013   #2
Kaktussoft

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Codemasters folder has a lot of data so is big in size? Is that why you wnat to move it?
Old folder name is C:\ProgramData\codemasters and you want to move EVERYTING in it to new location? Give exact name of new location please
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11 May 2013   #3
stereo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes, that's right.
I want to move this folder Codemasters, to D partition ( maybe to " D:/ Codemasters " ) or something like this
Thanks
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11 May 2013   #4
Kaktussoft

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Quit the game.
Move C:\programdata\codemaster to D:\codemasters . Just by cut/paste (not copy/paste) the codemasters folder itself. After that in Elevated Command Prompt

Code:
mklink /j  C:\programdata\codemasters   D:\codemasters
Now open C:\programdata\codemaster in windows explorer. Works?
Game works?
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11 May 2013   #5
stereo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Perfect. Thanks a million, it works.
Could i do the same with some other folders ( save games, etc ) ?
I have a few more ( smaller ) in C partition, not My Documents, and everytime i recover with Acronis, i forget to backup the games, and i have to start the game, which is very annoying.

LE : I checked the ProgramData folder, i have again the folder Codemasters, there
Same size. But it's strange, because i have more space on C, 2 GB more, and now after the folder Codemasters is back with 2 GB more, the space on C is still larger with 2 GB.
How comes ?
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11 May 2013   #6
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stereo View Post
Perfect. Thanks a million, it works.
Could i do the same with some other folders ( save games, etc ) ?
I have a few more ( smaller ) in C partition, not My Documents, and everytime i recover with Acronis, i forget to backup the games, and i have to start the game, which is very annoying.

LE : I checked the ProgramData folder, i have again the folder Codemasters, there
Same size. But it's strange, because i have more space on C, 2 GB more, and now after the folder Codemasters is back with 2 GB more, the space on C is still larger with 2 GB.
How comes ?
codemasters in C:\programdata is NOT a folder!! It's a NTFS junction point to the REAL folder. It doesn't use any space on C. C:\programdata\codemasters and d:\codemasters are actually the same!! make a test file in one of them... you see it in both locations.

So C:\programdata\codemasters is just kind of pointer.
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11 May 2013   #7
stereo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I got it.
Thanks a million.
Can i do the same, with the folder called FileRepository, from C / Windows / System32 ??
I understand what those files are for. I only want to move them to D
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12 May 2013   #8
stereo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I tried the same with the C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository, to move it to D, but in Command Prompt i got "access denied"
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12 May 2013   #9
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stereo View Post
I tried the same with the C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository, to move it to D, but in Command Prompt i got "access denied"
Don't move that folder.
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12 May 2013   #10
stereo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ok, Kaktussoft, thanks a million
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