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Windows 7: Moving non system folders out of C:


09 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 
Moving non system folders out of C:

I have a laptop and I partitioned "C" into "C" and "F". Now I want to move the non-system, non Windows OS files to "F". I need to know which of the folders now on "C" I can move. I've attached a screencap. Which of the folders can I move?

I guess I should not move
Program Files
Program Files (x86)
ProgramData
Temp
tmp
Windows
Windows.old
winpe_x86

Link to Screencap:
[IMG]http://s1.**************/1p0c1hi10/C_Disk_Folders_2010_12_09_v02.jpg[/IMG]

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09 Dec 2010   #2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

What are the contents of the winpe folder? I think that would be user created but check and let us know.

Also, theres really no need to retain the windows.old folder unless you plan to restore stuff from it into your new install. If you do, see this tut.

Windows.old folder - Restore into a new installation

Otherwise, just delete the windows.old folder.
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09 Dec 2010   #3
Arc

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

You should move the users Folder only . Here is how to do it :
User Folders - Change Default Location
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20 Sep 2011   #4

Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit
 
 

I want to keep the System partition tidy by changing the locations of temp folders to d:\temp (the data partition). I did this my modifying the environment variables kept in advanced properties of the system. After doing so, highlight of newly installed programs in StartMenu cannot be reset. I think it might have something to do with permission controls and there may be other implications, but I cannot figure it out how to fix it.
Will anyone give some advice, please? Thanks!
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