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I had ssd installed on my machine first and now I installed a seagate barracuda 1TB drive. Problem is that I have all my program files and my documents folders in my ssd. Can I just install games on seagate barracuda even though it doesn't have a program files folder or anything? Should I just format my ssd and install everything but system files to seagate or what?
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A quick google search can get you a registry edit to change the default installation location to your other drive.

Yes you can change where you put all of your documents,

Go to your Users Directory on the SSD.
click on your username
right click on say Desktop
Go to properties and then the location tab.
Here you can change the location of these folders.



I followed Sean's Windows 7 Install & Optimization Guide for SSDs & HDDs and have found that to be a very useful link.

Hope this helps!
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you can move all you libraries to the hdd quite easily, and install anything new on the hdd, but i would leave the ssd as your OS drive and any other programs you want accessed quickly. Thats what i do anyways biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by benpack101 View Post

A quick google search can get you a registry edit to change the default installation location to your other drive.
Yes you can change where you put all of your documents,
Go to your Users Directory on the SSD.
click on your username
right click on say Desktop
Go to properties and then the location tab.
Here you can change the location of these folders.

I followed Sean's Windows 7 Install & Optimization Guide for SSDs & HDDs and have found that to be a very useful link.
Hope this helps!
Hmm. Maybe I didn't read enough into it but if the OP is asking if he can install things directly to that second drive it's simpler than that, as long as they aren't already on the main OS drive. When you go to install most programs and games it will usually default to C: but you can always change that (normally there is a browse function). Just hit the browse and point to your second drive. Your program will then install there and will launch just like normal. I do this for my Steam folder as well and they all install there by default.
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Thank you for the info. I was also wondering that how do I install steam games since my steam folder is on ssd?
EDIT: I found good info to move steam folder to another hdd from their support!
Edited by minorhunter - 11/9/12 at 2:05am
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