Windows 10: Files saved to SSD, need moved to HDD


  1. Posts : 3
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       21 Jan 2017 #1

    Files saved to SSD, need moved to HDD


    Simple question, really. New build. Here's the issue, there's the boot drive, C, just an SSD. And the actually hard drive I was supposed to use for everything, E. Well without realizing it, everything was getting saved to C. Which is a whopping 120gb. And not to E which is 2 TB. So, is there a way to just move everything (users, program files, basically everything except OS) to E? Or do I legit need to uninstall everything and reinstall on E? Because the only thing I can figure out how to move is the files like pictures videos downloads etc that I don't use anyways. Thanks for input in advance.
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  2.    21 Jan 2017 #2

    Hi, you can rt click user folders and relocate them to another drive.

    Be careful- there are several threads where people have got into difficulty doing this, but it does work if you're accurate in what you do (I've not tried it myself).


    If you take courage in both hands and take great care backing up, and are confident and experienced technically see:
    Users Folder - Move Location in Windows 10

    More:
    Library Save Location - Set in Windows 10

    and feel free to search/browse the tutorials.

    My personal approach:
    As I have many programs which create folders in Windows default libraries, I simply don't use the defaults for my personal data.
    My personal data is in my own folders on a separate drive. That separates it from the OS as far as is reasonable. I have relocated my desktop.

    Programs: While you can choose to install these on a separate partition, that usually won't mean everything related to them is there, as many programs create folders and registry entries in areas on the system drive/partition- not everything is in the installation folder you select- including even the start menu shortcuts. And some install drivers, in another area.

    Then you may wish to consider where universal apps are kept:
    Apps Save Location - Change in Windows 10
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  3. Posts : 3
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    Thread Starter
       21 Jan 2017 #3

    While this assists me in some aspect. I really need to move the bulk of my data saved under program files. There are several games that are large in size that were saved there. I will know to manually select the HDD for a save location in the future. However, this doesn't help me to move the existing chunk of data now.
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  4.    21 Jan 2017 #4

    You would need to reinstall them unless the game specifically allows you to move, say, saved games.
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  5. Posts : 3
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    Thread Starter
       21 Jan 2017 #5

    Thanks. Already started. Thank you!
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