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Any way to disable "My Libraries"? Or anything else that get is installed by default to the OS drive?

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Hey, I am going to be reformatting my computer soon and I have a small 64GB SSD which will by JUST my OS drive with a few select apps.

Is there a way to disable My Libraries? I don't want anything getting saved there by default. Or is there a way I can set a default path onto my storage drive? I just want to reduce the number of writes to my SSD considering it got filled up pretty darn fast with crap I wasn't even aware of.

Also - random question probably not related to this section but if I have VmWare on my SSD but all of my VM's saved to my storage drive - Will the VM's have any benefit from the application running on the SSD?
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You can map all of your personal folders to your other drive. This is done commonly in business as to save documents on the server, because the servers are backed up daily.

C: > Users > You > Right click your documents > Properties > Location > set the path you want.
Edited by losttsol - 2/15/13 at 1:09pm
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what OS? you can chage user folders location after installing the OS. you can also change it while installing but it depends on the OS.
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You can map all of your personal folders to your other drive. This is done commonly in business as to save documents on the server, because the servers are backed up daily.

C: > Users > You > Right click your documents > Properties > Location > set the path you want.

This is how all my libraries are done in W7. Works great.
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Just windows 7 - thanks for the replies
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I assume we're talking about Windows 7? If so, agreed with losttsol - I do this on my install and it works great. thumb.gif

Regarding the VMs, I keep the virtual hard drives on the mechanical disk (3TB Caviar Green). However, I have Virtual Box installed on the OS drive with most other programs. I don't think there's much benefit to having VMWare installed on the SSD (assuming you're trying to save some space?) because most of the user experience in the VM is likely going to come from the VM accessing the virtual hard drive. The only advantage to having VMware on the SSD is it might load the application quicker.

Edit: sorry I missed your last reply when I was typing my post. smile.gif
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