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Windows 7: How to move documents off boot drive?

21 Dec 2010   #1
asuindasun

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
How to move documents off boot drive?

Hi I'm running an OCZ SSD as my boot drive for windows and am trying to figure out how to have all of the my: documents, music, videos, ect. all that stuff to have their directory set on another harddrive and cant quite figure out how to do that, or if it's even possible.

Basically want JUST windows OS/updates and whatever programs I choose to install to the ssd and everything else to the other hard drive.

Thanks in advance


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21 Dec 2010   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by asuindasun View Post
Hi I'm running an OCZ SSD as my boot drive for windows and am trying to figure out how to have all of the my: documents, music, videos, ect. all that stuff to have their directory set on another harddrive and cant quite figure out how to do that, or if it's even possible.

Basically want JUST windows OS/updates and whatever programs I choose to install to the ssd and everything else to the other hard drive.

Thanks in advance
Have a look at this: Data Partition But instead of shrinking C to create a Data Partition, you just define a Data Partition on the HDD. Just make very sure that you move folders to predefined folders in the new data partition and not folders to the data partition itself - that will create a mess.

Another tip: Remove the hiberfile from the SSD (if you do not use hibernation). It will save you a few GBs. The command in elevated Command Prompt is: powercfg -h off
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21 Dec 2010   #3
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

This might help you "tune" up the SSD a little bit more too Guide * Windows 7 Ultimate Tweaks & Utilities *

Regards,
Golden
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21 Dec 2010   #4
James Colbert

 
 

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22 Dec 2010   #5
asuindasun

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

awesome thanks for all your fast help guys will give this a go
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24 Dec 2010   #6
asuindasun

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Hey guys, the SSD tweaks are all set and the default folders are changed and working great, thanks again for all your help
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