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Windows 7: help with moving data and programs to SSD and HDD

26 Nov 2011   #1

windows home premium 64bit
help with moving data and programs to SSD and HDD

I've just purchased a pc which has 111GB SSD and a 1TB HDD. I've been advised to put programmes onto the SSD and use the HDD for data. Can you help plse. Which tutorial do I use? Thanks David

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26 Nov 2011   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello David, and welcome to Seven Forums.

For data (ex: music, pictures, documents, etc...), I would recommend to create a new folder on your 1TB HDD for each of them, include those folders to the appropriate library, then change the library's default "save to" location to be the folder on the 1TB HDD. This way anything you get to see all of the included folders of a library on one easy to use location, and anything you save into the library will actually be saved to the folder on the 1TB HDD.

As for programs, some will give you the option to do a custom install of them to be able to select where (ex: 1TB HDD) you would like to install them to.

Hope this helps,
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26 Nov 2011   #3

windows home premium 64bit

Thanks Shawn. I'll get back to you if I need further help
Kind regards
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26 Nov 2011   #4
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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

David, here is some more reading material: SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System

i actually prefer to use Option1 in Shawns tutorial. Advantage is that your own folders and folders that get generated by the system or programs are clearly seperated. And there are many programs that put folders into the default folders - especially into Documents.
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26 Nov 2011   #5

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're welcome David.
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