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in step 6 you should also note to make sure the drive letter in the .xml matches up with you hdd drive letter

other than that, this guide was awesome, thank you and +rep
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yeah I must have done something wrong. 3 times in a row. yeah. sure.

Wow so angry..
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in step 6 you should also note to make sure the drive letter in the .xml matches up with you hdd drive letter

other than that, this guide was awesome, thank you and +rep

Done. Thank you for pointing that out, should be helpful +rep
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Sorry if this is a dumb question - but if I move the program files to my secondary HDD - how will I install any programs onto my SSD? A majority of my games will be on the secondary HDD but I may want a couple on my SSD along with a couple applications.

I have a 64GB SSD and windows install took up almost 50%... tbh - I don't know if I would have more than 30GB or programs other than games...
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You don't move Program Files folder, only User folder.
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I still don't understand what you are talking about. The other guide doesn't move Program Files either.

I am talking about the above. In which you are quoted saying that you don't move the Programs folder. If you are getting stuck on generic principles or language people are using then this may be causing confusion.

And technically you redirect where directories are going and created in this guide. I have not used this guide yet, but in the other guide you create a secondary Account specifically so you can have both a Programs Folder ready to go on both the SSD and the secondary drive. Thus I can install one program on the SSD and another on the secondary drive as the folders pre-exist with all the program directories.

Hopefully that clears some things up.

And if you think that people still are having problems with wondering the same thought of having one program on the SSD while having a program on the secondary drive (via a programs folder), it is because they are. Newcomers need it spelled out for them. Just look at the guy who posted a few posts back. Same question as the other guy.
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I am talking about the above. In which you are quoted saying that you don't move the Programs folder. If you are getting stuck on generic principles or language people are using then this may be causing confusion.

And technically you redirect where directories are going and created in this guide. I have not used this guide yet, but in the other guide you create a secondary Account specifically so you can have both a Programs Folder ready to go on both the SSD and the secondary drive. Thus I can install one program on the SSD and another on the secondary drive as the folders pre-exist with all the program directories.

Hopefully that clears some things up.

And if you think that people still are having problems with wondering the same thought of having one program on the SSD while having a program on the secondary drive (via a programs folder), it is because they are. Newcomers need it spelled out for them. Just look at the guy who posted a few posts back. Same question as the other guy.

Yes, english is not my native language, sorry for not being able to understand your question. However, if your question was crystal clear, some native speaker would've already answered it imo.

Call me dumb but even now I don't get why you keep talking about about Program Files folder when both guides only talk about moving the User folder.

You can install programs where ever you want simply by changing the directory during the installation. The process is identical to any other drive.

I personally install all the programs on the SSD (disk C) and installing programs on an HDD when you have a much faster drive just defeats the purpose of having it.

So to sum up, for newcommers, you can have your programs both on your SSD or your HDD regardless of following this (or the other) guide or not.
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Originally Posted by XSCounter;15389541 
Yes, english is not my native language, sorry for not being able to understand your question. However, if your question was crystal clear, some native speaker would've already answered it imo.

Call me dumb but even now I don't get why you keep talking about about Program Files folder when both guides only talk about moving the User folder.

You can install programs where ever you want simply by changing the directory during the installation. The process is identical to any other drive.

I personally install all the programs on the SSD (disk C) and installing programs on an HDD when you have a much faster drive just defeats the purpose of having it.

So to sum up, for newcommers, you can have your programs both on your SSD or your HDD regardless of following this (or the other) guide or not.

Fair enough. For those wondering once you put the User's folder on a different drive it isn't too rough simply creating new Programs Folders on your SSD so you only have to change the drive letter as mentioned above.
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Is anyone using this guide or is everyone still using the other guide post user?
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very interesting. this is the guide i wanted to find. the CORRECT way of moving the user files.

Thank you for posting!
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Is anyone using this guide or is everyone still using the other guide post user?

I used the other guy & I get what you're saying about the program folders. I also think I see why you guys are miscommunicating. The other guide itself does not address moving folders but someone asks about it & the directive is supplied in teh thread lower down.

HOWEVER, I have done this & it does cause problems. For instance my office clip art will not load. My firefox quick link is constantly breaking & has to be repinned. It also opens up a new instance on teh taskbar with a strange icon. I have done teh standard checks for the new taskbar icons & reset my icon cache. no dice.

All that said, I am also having boot issues. So, may be following this tut to see if the outcome is any better. Now someone needs to make one addressing just the Program Files on a different drive. There is a valid reason for this. I have a 60Gb SSD with W7 & Ubuntu. I am using my PC for online schooling. There are things like calculators & such which I don't want forever & don't need to be opening SSD fast. So, those go to the other HDD.
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