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Windows 7: With Windows on an SSD how can I put my downloads/music/etc on a HD

29 Aug 2014   #1
volvoman

Window 7 Home premium 64bit
 
 
With Windows on an SSD how can I put my downloads/music/etc on a HD

I hope you will forgive me if this question has already been answered in the past. I have looked but have failed to find a similar problem but the range of this site is huge. So here goes....
I have fitted a Sandisk SSD to a friends pc and cloned his 7 Home Premium 64bit onto it. So far so good. When I come to move the folders 'my downloads/documents' and all the other storage folders (his photo collection runs to over 7 gigabytes) onto his old one terrabyte drive now freshly formatted to NTFS I get a "server failed" message when I try to access them.
I realise he can simply create folders and access them via my computer but he is a creature of habit and wants to continue to use his tried and tested desktop icons.
I think what I'm asking is for help in redirecting the target of these icons to the big HD. Can you help please my credibility is in danger !!


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29 Aug 2014   #2
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

For the location of Internet Explorer downloads go to Tools, View Downloads then click the Options at bottom left, will give a panel where you can change the drive/Folder to use.
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29 Aug 2014   #3
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Right click on the folder you want to modify, choose properties, then just change the target drive letter.
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29 Aug 2014   #4
volvoman

Window 7 Home premium 64bit
 
 
Thank you

Thank you Berton and AddRAM for the very fast replies. As I said it's a friend's computer and it's nearly 11.30 pm here in the UK. I'll try the solutions tomorrow and report back.
Thanks again.
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29 Aug 2014   #5
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Here is a good tutorial on doing this at the Users folder level: User Folders - Change Default Location
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29 Aug 2014   #6
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

You're welcome, volvoman.
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30 Aug 2014   #7
volvoman

Window 7 Home premium 64bit
 
 

Thank you to all who responded so quickly. The problem is now fixed. I shall look in on the forum quite often now I'm a member. With luck I may be able to contribute, but even if not I'll learn.
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30 Aug 2014   #8
gregrocker

 

The only hitch with moving User folders is that if you use Windows Backup Imaging it will now want to include the data partition in the image. So you may want to use a different imaging app like Imaging with free Macrium to save your backup image to use in place of reinstall.

If you want to still use Windows Backup Imaging but not include the HD data partition then move the User folders back to the SSD without copying their files, instead right click on each on the HD to add to the related Library - Include a Folder then set the default folder to be the one on the hard drive Library - Set Save Folder
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