Upgrading D (Data) HDD

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  1. NavyLCDR's Avatar
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       #11

    Use Macrium Reflect Free to clone the partition.
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  2. Try3's Avatar
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       #12

    I agree. Or boot from a Windows installation disk and run the RoboCopy from there.

    Denis
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  3. Steve C's Avatar
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       #13

    The above should work. Another solution is to image the partitions on the current D: drive using Macrium Reflect and recover them to the new drive. Then configure the new HDD to be drive D:. You can keep the old drive attached to the PC using a different drive letter or install it in a USB 3.0 caddy for external storage.
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  4. bug67's Avatar
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       #14

    Try3 said:
    I agree. Or boot from a Windows installation disk and run the RoboCopy from there.

    Denis
    This didn't work. Console returned "No destination directory found." Because the destination directory is in a USB 3 connection and not internal? I don't know.

    I'm hesitant to use a 3rd party solution (Macrium) if the built in solution isn't working. I'm assuming I'm going to run into the same ownership/permission issues with Macrium?

    Anyhow, I've given up for now and relabled my data drive back to D. I've got enough space on it to hold me over till I decide what to do. I'll probably give Macrium a try at some point but, this has already taken up way more time than it should. Thank you all for trying to help.

    EDIT:

    Running Macrium now...
    Last edited by bug67; 11 Mar 2020 at 18:10.
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  5. Pejole2165's Avatar
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       #15

    As far as I'm aware the WindowsApps folder is a special folder containing Windows UWP apps, if you have ever installed any UWP apps to your D: drive a WindowsApps folder with same properties as the one in Program Files will be created.
    The folder will be owned by Trusted Installer and System and extremely hard to remove should you wish to.
    The same issue occurs if you change the default install location through Settings for apps, the resulting folders created at the new location can be a real pain to remove even if you set locations back to defaults.
    This I believe is why you are running into permission problems.
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  6. idgat's Avatar
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       #16

    bug67 said:
    The D (Data) drive is where I install my games ...
    Installing software anywhere other than the system drive is going to cause problems when trying to achieve what you want. Registry entries and addresses come into play, together with system and hidden files that may not be transferable/copyable.

    bug67 said:
    The D (Data) drive .... photos, videos, music, etc.
    Have you "formally" moved the location of your user folders (Documents. desktop, Downloads, Music. Pictures, Videos) or do you just save/transfer/copy to the D drive manually?
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  7. Pejole2165's Avatar
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       #17

    To be clear the issue I was referring to occurs when you use the Settings to re locate where new apps are installed, not re locating User folders, which is a whole other can of worms.
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  8. bug67's Avatar
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       #18

    NavyLCDR said:
    Use Macrium Reflect Free to clone the partition.
    Ding, ding, ding! We have a winner! Thanks again, all, for the suggestions and help. I am up and running just like I always had a 2 TB drive installed.

    Samuria said:
    You can use either but best is to use built in robocopy as its very fast and what MS designed it for simple cmd rocopy e:\ d:\ /mirror
    This was very helpful as well. The actual command should read as:

    Code:
    robocopy e:\ d:\ /mir

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  9. NavyLCDR's Avatar
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       #19

    bug67 said:
    Ding, ding, ding! We have a winner! Thanks again, all, for the suggestions and help. I am up and running just like I always had a 2 TB drive installed.
    Glad it worked for you!
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