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Windows 7: Transfering Files

15 Oct 2010   #1
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 
Transfering Files

I have a 160 GB HD with the OS and data files on one partition. I am wanting to buy a 500 GB HD, put my OS on one partition and my data files on another. I would use the 500 GB for my main drive and use the 160 GB for my backups. == Here is what I have in mind to get the right files in the right place. ==


A) Make a second partition on the 160 and put my data files in one and the OS in the other.

B) I can then make two partitions on the 500 and clone the files to it.

C) Then I format the 160 with two partitions and use that for my backup drive.

Does this sound like the right way to go about this? Thanks,


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15 Oct 2010   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello mate.



Just use Macrium to do the "move"; I also use the 'move to' option of this a lot, it works great, especially with really large files.

That sounds like a good plan.


Context Menu - Add Copy To Folder and Move To Folder
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15 Oct 2010   #3
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello mate.



Just use Macrium to do the "move"; I also use the 'move to' option of this a lot, it works great, especially with really large files.

That sounds like a good plan.


Context Menu - Add Copy To Folder and Move To Folder
When I move my data files to a different partition, what do I need to do so that the programs are linked to the data files?
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15 Oct 2010   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

You're not referring to moving things in the Program Files / Program Files (x86) folders are you?
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15 Oct 2010   #5
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
You're not referring to moving things in the Program Files / Program Files (x86) folders are you?
Maybe I am thinking about this wrong? I was going to leave the program files in the partition with the OS and move the data files. If I do that I would have to link the data and the program somehow. == Should I move the program and the data and leave only the OS on a partition by itself?
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15 Oct 2010   #6
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Have a look at my current setup to help, "Programs" are installed programs/apps, the rest is pretty much self-explanatory.

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15 Oct 2010   #7
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Sorry for all the questions on this. == It looks like you have only Win 7 on your C: drive and have your programs on a different HD. To make sure I am following this, you have your MS Word and all doc files on the same same F: drive, is that correct?
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15 Oct 2010   #8
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

No doc files are on H: !


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