New ssd drive , hdd files arent on pc


  1. Posts : 2
    Windows
       #1

    New ssd drive , hdd files arent on pc


    Hello, i bought and reinstalled windows on a new ssd drive to get the benefits of it, after running the computer everything seems to be fine but the apps from the old hdd are not showing up on the pc, for exepmle discord , the pc is like new and i want to fi d a way to open the apps and the files from the hdd with the ssd set as the boot drive, i want the apps to show up on windows serch and the apps on the desktop etc . Thanks in advance :)
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    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #2

    Hi, did you clean install Win 10 on the SSD using a Win 10 boot disk to boot your PC?

    If you wanted your SSD installation to look like your old one, you would have had to 'clone' your HDD installation to your SSD.

    I put 'clone' in '' because a clone is an exact copy, but it is also used commonly in this case where copying and resizing, assuming your SSD is smaller than your HDD.

    If you wish to do that, you can use a tool such as Macrium Reflect (free) - there are guides on Youtube, for example, and in MR's documentation.
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    Windows
    Thread Starter
       #3

    dalchina said:
    Hi, did you clean install Win 10 on the SSD using a Win 10 boot disk to boot your PC?

    If you wanted your SSD installation to look like your old one, you would have had to 'clone' your HDD installation to your SSD.

    I put 'clone' in '' because a clone is an exact copy, but it is also used commonly in this case where copying and resizing, assuming your SSD is smaller than your HDD.

    If you wish to do that, you can use a tool such as Macrium Reflect (free) - there are guides on Youtube, for example, and in MR's documentation.
    I did not clone it thanks for letting me know :) ill try to do that thank you !

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    dalchina said:
    Hi, did you clean install Win 10 on the SSD using a Win 10 boot disk to boot your PC?

    If you wanted your SSD installation to look like your old one, you would have had to 'clone' your HDD installation to your SSD.

    I put 'clone' in '' because a clone is an exact copy, but it is also used commonly in this case where copying and resizing, assuming your SSD is smaller than your HDD.

    If you wish to do that, you can use a tool such as Macrium Reflect (free) - there are guides on Youtube, for example, and in MR's documentation.
    My old hdd is around the 830 GB and the ssd is 415 GB is it possible to clone it if theres less space in the ssd?
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    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #4

    EyalNoder said:
    My old hdd is around the 830 GB and the ssd is 415 GB is it possible to clone it if theres less space in the ssd?
    Clone no, but Macrium can also make an image of the partitions required for Windows and resize them on restore to fit a smaller drive - provided of course that the used space on the old drive will fit.
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  5. Posts : 35,583
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #5

    There is a guide to 'cloning' and shrinking partitions in MR's documentation as I said (where 'clone' is used with 'terminological inexactitude' as Winston Churchill might have said).

    http://updates.macrium.com/reflect/v...df?src=sidebar
    pg 174

    YouTube
    - for example- I've not watched it to check..
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