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Hey guys,

I will be building a new comp tomorrow with a 128 GB SSD and then a 1 TB HD.

I see that I can move the user folders by a simple right click in the options. Is this recommended?

Thanks in advance!
Yea, just do that imo.

Check out my install guide for more info:

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

http://www.overclock.net/t/1240779/seans-windows-8-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdds
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Awesome. Thanks a ton. I will be following that guide tomorrow tongue.gif
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When i try to do this, instead of getting the safe mode option i get boot menu... It asks me which hard drive to boot but doesn't have the safe mode boot option how do i fix this?
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Hi guys,

If you have a specific question please feel free to PM me.

Ive been running this mod since this thread was created no trouble, and still maintain the performance from day 1.

Please keep in mind that this thread, as ive said before many times, is that its simply a guide to move the "users" profile to a different partition, and as a alternative to junctions. The "users" folder is one of the folders windows looks for a on the partition its installed. Good luck, and enjoy!
Edited by KShirza1 - 6/2/12 at 3:39pm
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Hey guys,
I will be building a new comp tomorrow with a 128 GB SSD and then a 1 TB HD.
I see that I can move the user folders by a simple right click in the options. Is this recommended?
Thanks in advance!

The entire "users" folder CANNOT be moved with a right click in properties, and that includes the "AppData" (temp internet folder, etc). Thank you Sean, but each thread can be relevent to each potential users needs, and no solution can be deemed dead.

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Thank you Sean, but each thread can be relevent to each potential users needs, and no solution can be deemed dead.
This thread was dead for a while since you were not here for a long time with no support, that's all.

And, I have had difficulty with it a few times when I tried it lol.
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This thread was dead for a while since you were not here for a long time with no support, that's all.
And, I have had difficulty with it a few times when I tried it lol.

Hi sean,

only in the case someones not comfortable with registry, the mod is very simple using the reg search and keystrokes. Aside from the risk of junctions like ive explained over and over in this thread, this is the easiest and most reliable method to move the users folder as a whole. There is no other reliable alternative for doing the same nature of this mod. The biggest achievement of this mod that for example yours doesnt include is the "appdata" folder. windows insists on keeping this on the same partition, and that being said this mod is very simple with the luxury of a fresh install like many new ssd owners are experiencing.

All information is relevant when someones looking for a solution, and as a modder and IT administrator i appreciate every bit of data that has something of relevance when im in the heat or research or problem solving.

from the countless questions the majority average is that either the Default folder doesn't get moved properly (leads to temp profile on first log in) or logging in before the reg edit because the first log in of the desired profile is the trick in the magic. id be hard pressed to say a cleaver mod can ever be dead whether someones guarding it or not from a editor lol.

this mod will also work on Windows 8
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You guys are weird, why move the User folder? You move the APPDATA folder when you do so...it only takes up a few GB and si part of your programs. You can move your user folders instead like your documents and pictures, etc.
Anyways since this guide sucks follow this if you really want to.
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/124198-user-profiles-create-move-during-windows-7-installation.html

Appdata folder can get huge, and because this is one of the most active folders this is the best folder to move to ensure less random use of the SSD to help it extends its life.

quantum tunneling is the achilles heel of SSD technology and why it has a expiration date based on hours used. in other words you can only punch so many holes in silicone.

so, moving the app folder would be the biggest optimization a user can do with the OS on a SSD.

Im pretty sure we all knew how to right click on the none hidden folders in the "users" folder far before this guide was ever produced, so "suck" would be a ignorant way to describe a mod like this.

this is the size on mine, and that's with regular cleanup and no internet explorer with my .pst saved to "documents"

570.
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Appdata folder can get huge, and because this is one of the most active folders this is the best folder to move to ensure less random use of the SSD to help it extends its life.

quantum tunneling is the achilles heel of SSD technology and why it has a expiration date based on hours used. in other words you can only punch so many holes in silicone.

so, moving the app folder would be the biggest optimization a user can do with the OS on a SSD.

Sure... Cause you know, you really need to save up on the writes so the SSD will last 100 years instead of just 50. rolleyes.gif

I can understand moving files and folders off the SSD if you've only got a low capacity model. Moving everything (programs, pagefile, appdata, temp folders) to save on writes, though? Why bother getting an SSD in the first place? To benchmark OS boot times?
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Sure... Cause you know, you really need to save up on the writes so the SSD will last 100 years instead of just 50. rolleyes.gif
I can understand moving files and folders off the SSD if you've only got a low capacity model. Moving everything (programs, pagefile, appdata, temp folders) to save on writes, though? Why bother getting an SSD in the first place? To benchmark OS boot times?

why go through the trouble of doing any modification or optimization at all?
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