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Thanks to the awesome guru-ness that is overclock.net i have a 60gb Crucial M4 SSD...
i loaded windows onto it and currently seeing noticably better speeds.
IS IT POSSIBLE. to move the "users" section of windows to another drive will keeping it fully functioning for the likes of game saves etc...
it would clear up 11gb, and i could just move the files but then every month or so im gunna have to rinse and repeat.


so basically can i move "users" to another hard drive???


Thanks in advance =]
    
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what do you mean you can move games and file and such off the drive and jsut hav ethe os on it
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You can actually do this when installing windows by entering audit mode, but afaik you also do it on a current install by editing the folder locations at HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Explorer \ User Shell Folders


Remember to create the folders first, though smile.gif
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I want to move this folder to my "storage hard drive" so it isnt taking up space on my boot SSD
    
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Originally Posted by fluxlite View Post

You can actually do this when installing windows by entering audit mode, but afaik you also do it on a current install by editing the folder locations at HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Explorer \ User Shell Folders


Remember to create the folders first, though smile.gif

There is a much easier method.

Go down to post three of this guide and then expand the "optimizations after system start up" heading:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdds/0_50#post_15523325

All credit goes to Saun for his excellent guide. Not sure if it works for the entire user folder but definately works for all folders within.

Edit: This is the same method as posted below.
Edited by Jokah - 4/17/12 at 11:05am
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Hi smile.gif

I know you can move most of the folders by right clicking and going properties, then location!
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And you might like to look at the post in my sig for the "SSD owners must have App" smile.gif
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Well - all you have to do is navigate to the folders under the 'user' name that you want to move and:

Click properties on the specified folders (my documents, downloads, music, videos, etc, everything if you want):

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Click the 'Location' tab then:

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Select where you want to move them to.

Now - if you decide to relocate folders from 'C:' to say 'D:' like 'My Documents', make sure the folder on the drive you put it on is not named the same (ie: 'My Documents'). If you do all files will show up in the 'root' of that drive. I use names like 'Documents & Personal Folder' and 'Music Folder Library'.

( edit ) Bah! Achille5 beat me to it. tongue.gif
    
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Hmm.

Well, I think won the 'hardest method' competition, anyway biggrin.gif
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wow i didnt knwo i could do that +rep guys lol op it works liek a charm
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wow i didnt knwo i could do that +rep guys lol op it works liek a charm

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