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Windows 7: redirect few folders inside Appdata

08 Oct 2013   #1

window 7 64 bit
redirect few folders inside Appdata

I wanted to remove writes and as many writes as possible off my disks to gain maximum performance and also redirect folders thats being written into ramdisk for best response and snappy time. there are few folders I'd like to move to Ramdisk and copy it back to disk before a shutdown.

few folders i'd like to move and most of them are in Appdata\Local\Microsoft\ as well as Appdata\Roaming.

most of the applications I use they have options to where I can manually direct work space towards my ramdisk so solves most of my problem, however window itself don't have that many options so I'd like to change that.

for example, appdata\local\microsoft\windows\explorer\thumbcache_##.db keeps generate itself even after I delete them so I'd like to move them to my ramdisks.

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11 Oct 2013   #2

window 7 64 bit

bump!! please share some ideas or advice, im kinda stuck here..
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11 Oct 2013   #3

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Windows caches files very well. Creating a ramdisk is useless! What if system crashes...all changes will be lost. Simply don't use a ramdisk at all
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12 Oct 2013   #4

window 7 64 bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Windows caches files very well. Creating a ramdisk is useless! What if system crashes...all changes will be lost. Simply don't use a ramdisk at all
man.. that just some helpless comment. I am fully aware of the data loss, but did it ever came across your mind I am using my laptop? and tbh, I only use laptops shown in my sig.

anyway I want cache files to be deleted and NO WINDOW DOESNT MANAGE IT WELL AT ALL, which is why I wanted to do this. if they manage it well, there should be an options where I can choose to put files into ram instead of disk.

every few weeks or so I'd end up with ton of useless files on my system, so obviously they don't get deleted so they may as well go on ramdisk, deletes themselves at every shutdown, sounds pretty good imo.

it is very convenient to have that customization, if I can get this to work. theres also performance benefits. much faster speed during installing software, using window as a whole will feel like flying which you probably never experience it since you don't use ramdisk =/
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