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Can someone help me move the location of this folder? It's on my SSD clearly and is taking up too much space. Thanks.
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That's a folder that should not be moved because moving it will cause numerous problems, such as installed programs no longer being able to function or open.
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hmmm ok, so is there anything i can do to help keep the size of it down so that it doesn't pose a large issue? Never realized how much space that folder takes up really.
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hmmm ok, so is there anything i can do to help keep the size of it down so that it doesn't pose a large issue? Never realized how much space that folder takes up really.
How much space is it consuming?
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6.99 gigs right now.
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7 gigabytes!!!! Mine is only taking up less than a half a gigabyte! What do you have installed?
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You can't move the AppData itself without making a junction, you can however move the Local, LocalLow and Roaming folders inside Appdata with RightClick>Properties>Location>Move on each of them. Any folder with a location tab can be safely moved in this way. You need to make a new folder to move to beforehand, I normally give it the same name, and be sure to select the option to move data to the new location.
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You can't move the AppData itself without making a junction, you can however move the Local, LocalLow and Roaming folders inside Appdata with RightClick>Properties>Location>Move on each of them. Any folder with a location tab can be safely moved in this way. You need to make a new folder to move to beforehand, I normally give it the same name, and be sure to select the option to move data to the new location.
Whoa! I have never even considered looking for a Location tab on these 3 folders! I guess I just assumed that it only applied to the folders right inside of C:\\Users\\Me. Damn!

However, a folder doesn't need to be created first. If the folder doesn't exist, then it will say "The folder ______ does not exist. Would you like to create it?"
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Whoa! I have never even considered looking for a Location tab on these 3 folders! I guess I just assumed that it only applied to the folders right inside of C:\\Users\\Me. Damn!

However, a folder doesn't need to be created first. If the folder doesn't exist, then it will say "The folder ______ does not exist. Would you like to create it?"
Yeah, it seemed strange to me that you can't move AppData in this way but can for all its contents, I'm stuck on the make a new folder first because of GIMP, for some reason (and I've only seen it happen it this program) if I don't make a new folder first and name it GIMP reads the folders name as "New Folder".
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There are registry edits for it, but I would be careful with it if you already have a lot of programs installed using that location; you could really mess up a lot of installations. It would be best to move the Appdata after a fresh install if you want to do it.
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