Two drive system, drive w/user documents died - how to set up replacement drive?

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by BryanB, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. BryanB

    BryanB New Member

    Mar 9, 2011
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    I'm running Windows 7 on a system with two hard drives. I have the OS and applications installed on one drive (SSD) and moved my user folder (documents, pictures, etc) onto a second hard drive. Well, that second hard drive died on me, so I have to replace it. My question: how should I go about setting up the new drive, so that the file structure is restored? I don't mean the lost data, just how to make it so my directories are how they were before, and recognizable by the OS. Thanks for any help.
  2. patcooke

    patcooke Microsoft MVP
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    May 16, 2010
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    Your system drive is configured to store your user data on the second drive so I would expect it to create them there when you install the new one.

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