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Windows 7: Getting data back form back up internal drive

06 Mar 2015   #11

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

Yep I like that too but I do like the way that Wizz Tree breaks it down and I can find my User stuff for example and how much it is using - very surprising

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08 Mar 2015   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Tell me about it :S

Like how an index can take up 30+ GBs.

On a side note though, as previously mentioned, be careful what you move. Some files are needed for specific apps. I'm guessing by your specs that you're a gamer. Games store a lot of data in documents like saves, DLC, scripts, and mods in there. Removing the folder may break your game, or just revert back to an older version, and refill the hole when the program reopens.

Because of that, I usually suggest only moving media, like music, videos, pictures, and documents over.

IF you've already done that, there are some other things that are safe to move as well.
Since you're a gamer:
[Guide] Moving/Reinstalling Origin and Games Without Re-Downloading

IF any only if you've done that, and it's STILL not enough, then the best option may be a changing the default save location so you can move data over Customize a library without breaking most apps. You can also use a junction

This esentially makes apps, and even windows look at a folder say in C:/Users/Admin/ and instead be routed to D:/Admin/. It will even mask the actual link in explorer, so the apps are none the wiser.

I highly suggest against it though for 2 reasons. Later on, its really hard to undo, mostly because you have to remember the folder you linked, and sometimes do some digging in command prompt to find it. Additionally, it doesn't survive reinstalls. It esentially breaks it, but the data stays where it was. You can relink it, but it may be better to just reinstall, and make a shadow copy once its fresh. I used it for a long time, but finally reverted back as my C drive is alot larger now.

Anyways, there's quite a bit to read there. Hope it works out. Been in this situation a few times myself. I just keep adding drives, idk.
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08 Mar 2015   #13

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

No I don't game more I like to test out software and be here on the forum - this whole thread started because I let a 120GB disk get filled up and didn't think to move some gear to an external as the Toshiba is only a one drive machine - making it doubly difficult to get music back for example if one doesn't have the drive with them at all times.
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