Moving default location of folders on a fresh install

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by delciotto, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. delciotto

    delciotto New Member

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    Ok i got a SSD awhile back and was able to install windows on it and have my users folder and default install folder on my normal HDD. It has worked ok till now but I'm sure i screwed a few things up when i did it because random programs still try to install on my SSD and when the install makes the shortcuts, the paths for them are usually the wrong drive. I want to do a fresh install now, but i wanna do this correctly this time. Can someone give me a link to a step by step guide on how to make it so ONLY the windows folder in on the SSD and every thing else that actually takes up a lot of room on the drives goes on my larger HDD. edit: why wont it let me make separate paragraphs, it just smooshes it into a single one.
     
  2. cybercore

    cybercore New Member

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    First of all, create a system restore point (preferably backup to a system image just in case):
    Create a System Restore Point in Windows 7 - How-To Geek


    Move User folder:
    How to Change User Profile Default Location in Windows 7 | Windows7hacker


    Move Program Files:
    Windows 7 Move the Users and Program Files Directories To A Different Partition | Tuts4Tech



    Just to note,

    when you boot the OS, it's loading much from User and other folders including from Program Files. So if you move them from SSD to SATA --> you'll get a slower boot.

    I think it's not worth it.
     
  3. delciotto

    delciotto New Member

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    for the moving program files link, would i have to do the copy/delete thing for the program files (x86) folder too?
     

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