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Windows 7: How can I move my user&program files to a different hard drive?

22 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
How can I move my user&program files to a different hard drive?

Basically I bought an SSD to put Windows 7 on along with some of my most used applications.
However, I want to some how put my users folder and program files folder onto my 500GB HD. Iíve tried multiple times to mess with the registry settings but it doesnt seem to work..? Iíve also tried an application but that just meant when I restarted my PC it diddnít recognise my user account meaning I couldnt log in at all forcing me to reinstall againÖ
Any ideas? I basically want only OS & a coupel of aps on SSD while having my desktop/users/prorgam files on my 500gb.

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22 Jun 2011   #2

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Windows 7 x64

Well this trick may help
User Folders - Change Default Location
Once you've moved the location you should be able to just copy the contents in question.
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22 Jun 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Hello there & welcome to Seven Forums.

Take a look at this thread: SSD card fresh installation - Program files.
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