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Windows 7: Getting data back form back up internal drive

05 Mar 2015   #1
ICIT2LOL

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Getting data back form back up internal drive

Now I know there is a tutorial - well I think there is - where you can send excess data to a large drive to save space on the C: drive as mine is rapidly filling (256GB SSD) and I don't want to end up with a recent situation with my old laptop where the dive became full and I couldn't do a thing with it.

I do have a lot of music on the C: drive which if I could I would store on the large drive and be able to play with WMP when I want. The same goes if I could store programs liken Macrium on the large drive and use on the occasions I want to. I am planning to fir 500gb SSD but funds are a bit stretched right now.


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05 Mar 2015   #2
whs
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Just make a MUSIC folder on the other drive and move all your music files there. Then right click on that MUSIC folder and INCLUDE it into the music library. Call the folder "Music 2" or something to differentiate it from the other music folders. And the Music folder on the SSD you just leave empty.

There is another method moving the folder via the location tab in Properties. I do not recommend that method. It can lead to problems. The above method is safer.

And leave the programs on the SSD. Those are small.

Mine on the other drive is called Whs Music


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05 Mar 2015   #3
ICIT2LOL

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Thanks Wolfgang will do
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06 Mar 2015   #4
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Ok Wolfgang I did that but I don't have a view like yours - I copy - pasted the music library from the SDD to the Music 2 in the large drive the SSD Music under Users is now showing empty but for 10GB of data I don't see much increase in the drive space.

WMP just opens as normal with the Music listed as it used to no mention of the M: drive where I put it.


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06 Mar 2015   #5
whs
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You did something wrong - I guess you did that from the WMP. You have to move the files from the music folder and then you have to restore the media library in WMP with the new location of the files.
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06 Mar 2015   #6
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Well I clicked on Libraries just now and get this and I did the copy - paste from within the libraries I didn't have WMP open I was just a bit confused when I opened WMP and saw the music listed but no mention of where it was getting music from?

In fact the quality of the sound reproduction is better than when I first put it into music (ripped it) so I am guessing I was looking for something like the picture you sent and it was after the process

Well you know me Wolfgang all speed no haste

PS I am guessing I an do this with documents and pictures??


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06 Mar 2015   #7
whs
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Sure, you can do the same with Documents, Pictures and Videos. I have all my user data on the spinners because I am cheap and use 60GB SSDs for the OS.

In Documents watch out. There are certainly some folders that are not your's but belong to the system or some program. Leave those on the SSD because else those programs will be discombobulated, LOL. I have a whole slew of those in my SSD Documents.


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06 Mar 2015   #8
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Sorry late reply mate had to crash - really tired after night duty then all day up. Anyway rather hoped you would reply with that and I am going to see how it goes.
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06 Mar 2015   #9
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Humm am still showing a fairly full disk and I have been using Wizz Tree to find the loaded stuff and Desktop popped up as 8.5GB which surprised me and moving it has increased the free space form 29GB to 45GB.

Now I think I might have to try some programs too as I have loaded the usual Macrium, Partition Wizard and those free security scans plus a heap of NVidia stuff if indeed one can do that.
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06 Mar 2015   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Programs are usually small. I would not bother too much with those.

I like to look at the WinDirStat colored picture. That tells me immediately where all the big chunks are and when I click on them I know what it is and can deal with it.
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