Upgrading D (Data) HDD

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  1. bug67's Avatar
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    Upgrading D (Data) HDD


    Greetings.

    I recently purchased a 2 TB HDD to upgrade from my rapidly filling 1 TB Data drive. My set up is I have Windows installed on a separate SSD (C). I am wondering if its just a matter of dragging and dropping the data on the 1 TB drive to the new 2 TB drive or do I need to clone it? The D (Data) drive is where I install my games, photos, videos, music, etc. System info below. Thanks.

    Windows 10 Version 1909 (OS Build 18363.693)
    CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700
    GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660
    MB: ROG STRIX B450-F BIOS VER: 3003
    RAM: 16 GB GDDR 4 @ 3200 MHz
    Boot Drive (C): Intel SSD (250 GB)
    Data Drive (D): WDC (1TB)
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  2. Samuria's Avatar
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    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
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  3. SoFine409's Avatar
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    bug67 said:
    Greetings.

    I recently purchased a 2 TB HDD to upgrade from my rapidly filling 1 TB Data drive. My set up is I have Windows installed on a separate SSD (C). I am wondering if its just a matter of dragging and dropping the data on the 1 TB drive to the new 2 TB drive or do I need to clone it? The D (Data) drive is where I install my games, photos, videos, music, etc. System info below. Thanks.

    Windows 10 Version 1909 (OS Build 18363.693)
    CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700
    GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660
    MB: ROG STRIX B450-F BIOS VER: 3003
    RAM: 16 GB GDDR 4 @ 3200 MHz
    Boot Drive (C): Intel SSD (250 GB)
    Data Drive (D): WDC (1TB)
    Make sure that whatever method you use to migrate everything that you change the drive letter of the old drive to something other than D and the new drive is assigned D or your games won’t run.
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  4. Try3's Avatar
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    I agree with the others. There is one particular aspect of RoboCopy that makes it particularly suitable - it preserves folder-file creation dates and this can be handy for future reference.

    Example -
    Code:
    RoboCopy N:\SomeOldDataDriveFolders D:\SomeNewDataDriveFolders /E /MIR
    You can get the RoboCopy Help file in any command prompt window by entering robocopy /?
    - see also RoboCopy - SS64

    Denis
    Last edited by Try3; 07 Mar 2020 at 21:43.
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  5. bug67's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro
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    Thanks. I'll let everyone know how I get along.

    - - - Updated - - -

    So, 2 hours into the transfer, I keep running into this:

    Code:
    New File              291840        bink2winrt_x64.uni10.dll2020/03/09 15:34:09 ERROR 5 (0x00000005) Copying File e:\WindowsApps\Microsoft.ApolloBaseGame_1.174.4791.2_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\bink2winrt_x64.uni10.dllAccess is denied.Waiting 30 seconds...

    First time I ran robocopy, I didn't run console as admin. This time I did and I'm still hitting the "Access is denied" brick wall. I've also tried taking ownership of the offending folder to no avail. At a loss as to what to do next.
    Last edited by bug67; 09 Mar 2020 at 19:00.
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  6. Samuria's Avatar
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       #6

    Any folder in windows system folders are owned by system so they will be hard to copy
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  7. bug67's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro
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    Samuria said:
    Any folder in windows system folders are owned by system so they will be hard to copy
    Do you have a solution?
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  8. Golden's Avatar
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    bug67 said:
    Do you have a solution?
    Is \Windowsapps a user-created data folder, or part of the installation?
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  9. Samuria's Avatar
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    If this is a dead folder ie not actual used by current windows you can try taking ownership of the e:\windows folder and sub folders as its proberley inherint from there
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  10. bug67's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro
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    Golden said:
    Is \Windowsapps a user-created data folder, or part of the installation?
    Not sure. It looks like it has game data in it. This is my data drive. Windows is installed on a separate SSD. However, I'm not sure.

    Samuria said:
    If this is a dead folder ie not actual used by current windows you can try taking ownership of the e:\windows folder and sub folders as its proberley inherint from there
    Do I need to take ownership before I begin the transfer? I tried doing it during (when the "Access is denied" message popped up) and it didn't work.
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