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Windows 7: Moved appdata to another hard drive, it broke; programs won't start

23 Feb 2017   #1

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Moved appdata to another hard drive, it broke; programs won't start

Hey guys,
So I had an SSD, 850 Evo msata if it matters, (on an MSI ge70 running Windows 10) that seems to have burned out in less than a year. I was skeptical at first, but I switched ports and it still didn't work. Occasionally it will for a few minutes, but I'll get to that in a sec.

I have it set as my F: drive, and I'd put my appdata into it (my c: has 250 gigs, this had 1tb). This obviously created its own slew of problems (such as not being able to open any Windows store apps, and then having to create new accounts and copy over defaults from tiledata to make the start menu operational again), and then before I could fix that, boom, the drive with my appdata went kaput.

The weird part is that it doesn't seem completely dead, as occasionally it'll work for the first five minutes or so. Naturally I try to transfer over all appdata, but I can never finish, as it disappears after a few minutes.

I have a warranty on the drive, but before I ring it in, is it actually dead? Is there anything I can do to keep it alive longer? If I can't keep it alive long enough to transfer over appdata, how do I make programs from the other discs usable again?
I can play games off steam, but programs that were on the f disc are not playable, but more importantly other programs like chrome are not available. Also, my start menu and taskbar are completely broken, so I assume I'll have to reimport a new tiledatalayer folder?

So many questions, answering any will be much appreciated! Thanks

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