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just wanted to copy my complete userfolder to an sata hdd instead of my ssd.. now better?
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just wanted to copy my complete userfolder to an sata hdd instead of my ssd.. now better?

Copy or move?

If you are just copying then you would have to just make a second user account then move it when signed in as the second user.

If you want to move it you need to do it like this: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/87555-user-profile-change-default-location.html

Or you can when you install the OS like this: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/124198-user-profiles-create-move-during-windows-7-installation.html
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aah ..tyvm
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Is it best to use 4096 alignment with a drive that has 512 physical sector size??
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Ok
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I only have 88GB left of my 128GB ssd, so my question is how to prevent my ssd to continue being used up for non-important files (I want to save the space for my more important files/applications). What will moving the user folders do exactly? I want to be able to specify where everything is downloaded, so that my ssd isnt filled up before my hdd space is even touched
It moves the files in those folders to the location you set. So all things you download will not be on the SSD any more if you set its location on the HDD.
However, it does not do anything to change the install location of your programs that you will be installing. For that you need to specify the location when installing. Most programs give you the option for advanced/custom install and you do it that way. But like you said chrome and MSE did not give you that issue. You would have to change the default programs and programs x86 folders location via the registry like originally stated.
cool, amd still has weird issues and under performs for me.

okay thank you, which of the files im my user file should be moved? all of them?
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Did you shrink page file and delete the hibernation file?

I have not yet, Im worried that this may cause problems in the future by changing all these settings.

edit" i tried moving my desktop folder to my hdd, but after specifying e:/ as the new location the desktop folder disappeared and now all my files on my hdd are on my desktop. What happened?
Edited by Fallacy - 5/28/12 at 9:43am
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bump, someone please help I have no clue what to do ^
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aah ..tyvm
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Is it best to use 4096 alignment with a drive that has 512 physical sector size??
doesn't make a difference.
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Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

Ok
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I only have 88GB left of my 128GB ssd, so my question is how to prevent my ssd to continue being used up for non-important files (I want to save the space for my more important files/applications). What will moving the user folders do exactly? I want to be able to specify where everything is downloaded, so that my ssd isnt filled up before my hdd space is even touched
It moves the files in those folders to the location you set. So all things you download will not be on the SSD any more if you set its location on the HDD.
However, it does not do anything to change the install location of your programs that you will be installing. For that you need to specify the location when installing. Most programs give you the option for advanced/custom install and you do it that way. But like you said chrome and MSE did not give you that issue. You would have to change the default programs and programs x86 folders location via the registry like originally stated.
cool, amd still has weird issues and under performs for me.

okay thank you, which of the files im my user file should be moved? all of them?
What ever folders you want.
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Did you shrink page file and delete the hibernation file?

I have not yet, Im worried that this may cause problems in the future by changing all these settings.
It doesn't.
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edit" i tried moving my desktop folder to my hdd, but after specifying e:/ as the new location the desktop folder disappeared and now all my files on my hdd are on my desktop. What happened?
You didn't follow my guide and you messed up. You are supposed to specify the new location such as "E:/Desktop," not just the drive letter "E:/".

Did you not watch the video I have?

Move user folder locations to Secondary HDD:
  1. Go to your User folder.
  2. Right click your user folder you want to move (ex. the "My Pictures" folder).
  3. Click "Properties."
  4. Click the "Location" tab.
  5. Change the destination to another location bu clicking "Move..." and selecting the destination (ex. "D:\Pictures").
    Note 1: If there are two of the same folder in the User folder after the move (ie. My Documents "A" and My Documents "B") you should delete the empty one located on the C: drive. (May need to go into safe mode to delete it) Do not delete the other User folders, only duplicates that come up after the move within the User folder.
    Note 2: If the folder already exists that you are linking it to you may want to merge the folders.

    Video Tut:



To get the desktop folder back look here: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/18583-user-folders-restore-default-location.html
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Awsome guide! thnx!
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First up Sean thank you so much for this and all the other threads and guides on here as for those of us moving across to SSD's they are invaluable thumbsupsmiley.png

I have a Dell Studio XPS 435MT which only seems to have 2 options in the bios - SATA or RAID with no mention of setting SATA to AHCI so having installed with 'normal' SATA do you think it is worth swapping over to RAID so I can make use of my Core i7 920 / ICH10 and Intel's SSD Caching as I will lose TRIM? I only have on board Sata II but got the following benchmark data which might help you to see if you think I can squeeze some more performance out of swapping to RAID...

501

I am using a Crucial M4 128GB for Windows and most programs / documents etc with some older documents saved on another 3.5" SATA drive so will not be using proper RAID via 2 SSD's.

Lastly a little bit of feedback... After the guide about formatting the drive as 4096 is a little confusing as when installing Windows you don't mention this and before reading pages of this thread I nearly reinstalled Windows to get this exact allocation size which having read further won't actually make any difference is this correct?

Thanks again.
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