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: SSD's and moving my temp folders

31 Jul 2014   #1
julio99

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 
SSD's and moving my temp folders

I was reading about certain tweaks for SSD's and the one I am not sure about is whether I should move the default location for my temp files to a separate hard drive, or Data drive. Does anyone else have any ideas on this? I don't understand how I would be able to move the top 2 User Variables from %user profile%\appdata\local\temp to a non system drive like my D:\ drive which is a secondary hard drive that I installed in the second bay that I have on the bottom of my laptop. The bottom 2 are system variables also but don't have appdata in front. They are just C:\Windows\Temp so they don't seem as impossible to move to the data drive. Is this the right thing to do if I am running an SSD as my primary hard drive? What is worth tweaking for my SSD and what isn't but right now this one concerns me the most.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
31 Jul 2014   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I would not temper with the OS only because it is running from a SSD. There is no logical reason for that.

I run 6 systems from SSDs and never changed anything in the OS (except deleting the hiberfile that I don't need). The oldest system (Vista) runs since 2008 like that.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Jul 2014   #3
julio99

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

I hear you but when you go through so much reading on SSD's you get pretty much the same answers about these tweaks. I hear what you are saying about yours and letting the status quo rule, but I will leave you with a link to look at, you sound like an intelligent guy as far as cyber tech goes and dealing with these forums so if you would this link is short. Take a look and just tell me what you think. BS or Not!

12 SSD tips to optimise your drive's performance | TechPowerUp Forums
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

31 Jul 2014   #4
BJB

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I too read all that stuff when I bought my new box in May and decided to implement most of the tweaks. Here is what I did -

SSD tweaks

Reduce page file for C to 1GB - Set to initial 1024, max 1536 7/5/14
Disable superfetch - Disabled 7/5/14
Event logging - Applied Win 7 Forum tutorial 7/5/14
Enable write caching - Was already set
Change location of system Temp files - Moved to D:\TEMP 15/5
Change location of IE Temp files - Not necessary, don't use it
Change location of FF Temp files - Moved to D:\TEMP\Firefox 16/5
Change location of pagefile.sys - Moved to D: 25/6

What has really pleased me is that my Windows partition on the SSD was 39GB used after I had completed my setup and software installs in early May and it hasn't grown at all since then, today it's 38.6GB. This is the first ever Win install I've had that hasn't, unlike me, had an ever expanding waistline Win 7 itself has performed faultlessly throughout.

I know it's not very scientific but if I was setting up an SSD today I would definitely do the same again.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Jul 2014   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by julio99 View Post
I hear you but when you go through so much reading on SSD's you get pretty much the same answers about these tweaks. I hear what you are saying about yours and letting the status quo rule, but I will leave you with a link to look at, you sound like an intelligent guy as far as cyber tech goes and dealing with these forums so if you would this link is short. Take a look and just tell me what you think. BS or Not!

12 SSD tips to optimise your drive's performance | TechPowerUp Forums
I have seen these smart points many times. They are from the SSD middle ages when people thought that write operations could impact the lifetime of your SSD.

Fact is though that modern SSDs can sustain such a large number of write operations that you had to become 100 years old before you would see a real degradation.

Bottom line - just ignore these points that are probably well meant but based on the wrong assumptions.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Jul 2014   #6
julio99

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

I understand most of what you wrote there except for like the 15/5 and the 25/6. My data drive is also labelled D:\ but I use Chrome instead of FF and don't I move all 4 of those System and User variables. The one thing I don't get those either is they are coming from %userprofile%\appdata\local\temp, 2 of them anyway and it's okay to just move them to D:\Temp and they'll be ok? I left the paging file at 1gb for C and system managed on the data drive. Let me know what he numbers I asked about mean, please.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Jul 2014   #7
julio99

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by julio99 View Post
I hear you but when you go through so much reading on SSD's you get pretty much the same answers about these tweaks. I hear what you are saying about yours and letting the status quo rule, but I will leave you with a link to look at, you sound like an intelligent guy as far as cyber tech goes and dealing with these forums so if you would this link is short. Take a look and just tell me what you think. BS or Not!

12 SSD tips to optimise your drive's performance | TechPowerUp Forums
I have seen these smart points many times. They are from the SSD middle ages when people thought that write operations could impact the lifetime of your SSD.

Fact is though that modern SSDs can sustain such a large number of write operations that you had to become 100 years old before you would see a real degradation.

Bottom line - just ignore these points that are probably well meant but based on the wrong assumptions.
My Corsair is only a year old and it's like 220gb maxes out at 203. Does that sound right? and the little one in my 15" Acer laptop is only like 110gb max and it's like 6 months old, so you would classify those as newer and leave alone. I haven't had any problems leaving status quo but after all the reading I thought I would ask.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Jul 2014   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

To sort those numbers you have to tell me what the nums were on the sales flyer (which are decimal numbers) and what you see in the system - e.g. in Computer (which are binary numbers - a 7% difference)/
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Jul 2014   #9
BJB

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by julio99 View Post
I understand most of what you wrote there except for like the 15/5 and the 25/6.
For moving the system TEMP and TMP files there is an excellent 'how to' here

Tutorial - Moving the Windows 7 Temp File Locations - OS: Microsoft - OverclockersClub Forums

It has no effect at all on Win 7 as it still knows where to find them.

To change the location of the swap file pagefile.sys have a look here

Windows 7 tweaks for modern SSDs - PC Advisor

Obviously there is a strong body of opinion saying don't bother with any of this. All I can say is it certainly doesn't adversely affect your system in any way. At worst it's neutral and possibly it's beneficial.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Jul 2014   #10
julio99

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
To sort those numbers you have to tell me what the nums were on the sales flyer (which are decimal numbers) and what you see in the system - e.g. in Computer (which are binary numbers - a 7% difference)/
I think I'll just leave what I got as is. It's simple enough to change the temp files if I really need to. I still have lots of space. Thanks for the help.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 SSD's and moving my temp folders




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Trouble moving system folders to 2nd drive... corruption of folders
Hi folks, this is my first time posting here. This looks like the right place for a post like this. I'm pretty knowledgeable. I've been building my own PCs for 20+ years. I've been out of practice for a while, but I did a ton of research when I decided to build two PCs recently. Even back in...
Installation & Setup
Worth moving TEMP folder to HDD with OS on SSD?
Hello, I have a 64gig SSD and I don't want it to fill up since the OS takes most of the space, if I change the user profile to an HDD, would this make it pointless? Thank you.
Performance & Maintenance
Moving User Folders - additional folders appear
I have just done a clean install of Win 7 Pro 64. I have set up four accounts and for each one I have moved the user folders to a separate hard drive by using the Right Click Properties > Location > Move. I have done this for the following folders: - Desktop - Downloads - My Documents -...
Customization
PFN_LIST_CORRUPT while moving my Temp file to other drive
I was moving my temporary folder from my SSD drive to my HDD drive today and after I pushed ok to change the %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Temp that was for TEMP and TMP to D:\TEMP, then closed out Internet Explorer 9, I immediately got a PFN_LIST_CORRUPT 0x4e BSOD. Id like to know the cause of...
BSOD Help and Support
Security Risk moving TEMP files off SSD???
I’m still patiently trudging along slowly with my SSD tweaks agenda… After buying a 160GB SSD I can now only afford a really small screwdriver, so the tweaks are taking a lot longer! I’m now up to the “Get the superfluous files off the SSD” step on the Tweak List; I’m at TEMP files now. I ran...
Performance & Maintenance
? moving Temp. Files Folder to different logical drive
I am loading NWN2 onto my HDD. Evidently, NWN2 "makes use of My Documents and Windows Temp File Directories to store saved games, hak files, exported character files, and temp files needed during game play, updates and more," according to the moderator of NWN2's technical self-help forum. My...
Performance & Maintenance


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 21:38.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App