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Windows 7: Archive folder on different HDD in user folder

22 Feb 2012   #1

Windows 7 64bit Home Premium
Archive folder on different HDD in user folder

I have a 80GB SSD and a 1TB HDD.
I''m keeping everything on the SSD until space becomes an issue then I want to move it over to the HDD. Initially I want to target "My Videos" as these files tend to be very large. I know I can right click properties, location on the "My Videos" folder and update the location to the HDD - but this is not what I want to do.
I want to create a subfolder under "My Videos" called "Archive Videos" and have that folder reside on the HDD via the folder locations properties. I really do not want to use a shortcut folder.

Also, out of curiosity, when I created the "Archive Videos" folder (and noticed that I could not update the location properties of the folder) I did notice under the General, Advanced properties of the folder there is a check box that states "Folder is ready for Archiving". What does this mean?


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22 Feb 2012   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Denisl,

Another option that you might consider is to create a folder (ex: "Archive Videos") on the HDD and move what files you want into it, then include the "Archive Videos" into your Videos library. This way you can access all of your video files from all the different included areas in your one Videos library location.

If you like, you could even set which included folder in the Videos library is to be the default save to folder whenever you save anything into the Videos library.

Hope this may work for you for this. :)

Folder is ready for Archiving is for the "Archive" attribute setting.

Archive Attribute
The archive attribute is used for backup. When a file is created, the archive bit is turned on, and when a program copies the file, the archive bit is turned off. For example, the /m parameter in the Xcopy command in Windows turns off the archive attribute. When the file is edited and saved again, the attribute bit is turned on
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22 Feb 2012   #3

Windows 7 64bit Home Premium

Thanks Brink - that's exactly what I was lookiing for.
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22 Feb 2012   #4

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're most welcome Denisl. :)
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