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Windows 7: Unwanted Folders

05 May 2015   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
Unwanted Folders

I have a newly built desktop PC.
I have an SSD "C" drive that I have reserved and installed Windows 7 and later Flight simulator.
I have a mechanical hard drive that has two partitions - "E" for data, and "F" to be devoted to Flight Simulator programs.
I want to restrict the C drive to Windows and the Program Files.
I have restored parts of my E drive from a external backup HDD. I created Desktop, My Documents and Download folders in the E drive and have transferred those files from the backup HDD. Everything has worked fine so far.
How ever I have noticed that, somewhere in the process, I now have in my C drive a Users>Ted>with My Documents, Desktop and Download folders.
I don't know much about this, but I was wondering if I can change the BIOS in such a way as to prevent data from going into these files in the C drive, and instead go to the files that I have created in my E drive.
I hope that I have explained this clearly enough to get some help and advice

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06 May 2015   #2
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Yes this is common to have a separate data drive by moving the User folders, so that C remains more compact for imaging purposes. If it ever becomes irreparable you can reimage the OS and Programs in 20 minutes to C and the data is waiting and current in its partition.

Just follow these steps to move User Folders - Change Default Location.

Note that Windows Backup imaging will then want to include the data drive in its image since it now contains SYstem folders, so use another like our favorite free and easy Macrium Imaging - Windows 7 Help Forums. You can store the image on the data drive.
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