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Windows 7: the system and data partition

30 Dec 2009   #11
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

A few answers that may help:

1. 40GB is enough for a Win7 OS partition, provided you have a seperate data partition/disk
2. With a small OS partition, you can always disable system restore and do imaging instead - is more reliable too
3. Any folder where you have a Location tab in Properties can easily be moved. Use "Move" and the system will move the data and adjust the path. Just make sure you first define a folder on the new partition/disk for the move (e.g. Music for moving Music or Pictures for moving Pictures) - else you get a big mess because the partition/disk name will become your new Music, Pictures, etc.
4. Some sytem files can be moved, but that is not easy. I would recommend not to do that - except for the paging file which can be moved relatively easily.
5. User folders you already have on a seperate partition/disk can be easily included into the Win7 libraries. Just right click on the folder > include in library > click the target library


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30 Dec 2009   #12
ignatzatsonic

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Cdog:

This may come as a surprise to you:

Not everyone uses a computer in the same way.

I have never EVER used the " send to" command. I use other methods to route files to the proper destination.
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30 Dec 2009   #13
richc46

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Cdog:

This may come as a surprise to you:

Not everyone uses a computer in the same way.

I have never EVER used the " send to" command. I use other methods to route files to the proper destination.
That is a good point that all Original Posters should remember when explaining their problem.
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30 Dec 2009   #14
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Cdog:

This may come as a surprise to you:

Not everyone uses a computer in the same way.

I have never EVER used the " send to" command. I use other methods to route files to the proper destination.
Could you share with us what methods you use? For certain cases, I find Send to very handy. But maybe i am missing something.
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30 Dec 2009   #15
ignatzatsonic

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WHS:

Nothing mysterious.

Just by habit, I have always dragged and dropped.

I don't even know how long "send to" has been available on a right click--for all I know, it has been there since Windows 3.1.

If I were habituated to it, I might be complaining about it--but as it is, it's a tree falling in a forest when I am not there to hear it.
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30 Dec 2009   #16
richc46

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Many ways to do the same thing. I have always used send to.
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30 Dec 2009   #17
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
WHS:

Nothing mysterious.

Just by habit, I have always dragged and dropped.

I don't even know how long "send to" has been available on a right click--for all I know, it has been there since Windows 3.1.

If I were habituated to it, I might be complaining about it--but as it is, it's a tree falling in a forest when I am not there to hear it.

OK, understand. I very rarely use drag/drop because you can easily end up in the wrong place. In addition, many times you have to have 2 folders open at the same time. But I guess one uses whatever works best and what one is used to.
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