Really need help... Computer has 2 drives

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  1. Jesse Williams's Avatar
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       #1

    Really need help... Computer has 2 drives


    I really need help here. So far nobody has been able to help me with this issue.

    But I have 2 drives in my HP Desktop PC. I am wanting the Windows files and partitions to save to the SSD and the important files, photos, documents, downloads, etc. to save to my HDD. I don't know how to do set it up like this. When I reverted back to Windows 10 1909, the computer crashed and I had to start over from HP Recovery. Now, everything is saving to my SSD. My HDD is 1 TB, The SSD is 500 GB.

    I hope someone can help me with this task that I am confused about.

    Windows 10 Version 1909
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  2. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 1909
       #2

    Hi Jesse.

    So just so we are on same page.


    You have successfully re-installed Windows on your SSD and it runs as it should. You can save / file documents but they are all being saved on your SSD.

    Correct?

    What is currently in your HDD?

    Was it being used for documents, pictures etc?

    Are the folders still present?
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  3. dalchina's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #3

    I have already told you about the tutorials and the risks of using the Location tab. So I have helped you about that.

    Here are some of the many tutorials about changing the location of folders so you can put them on your second drive. Remember I have warned you of the danger of doing so.

    Change Save Location for New Apps in Windows 10
    Change Download Folder Location in Google Chrome for Windows
    Move Location of Desktop Folder in Windows 10
    Move Location of Documents Folder in Windows 10
    Move Location of Downloads Folder in Windows 10
    Move Location of Music Folder in Windows 10
    Set save location for Library - Add to Context Menu in Windows 10
    Move Location of Videos Folder in Windows 10
    Move Location of Downloads Folder in Windows 10
    Change Download Folder Location in Google Chrome for Windows

    Now you have to consider:

    - just what is doing the saving? Which program?

    You say
    Now, everything is saving to my SSD.
    - but you say nothing about how you are saving data.
    So far nobody has been able to help me with this issue.
    - could be why..

    Consdering a particular program e.g. a browser: you may be able to set its default save folder, and if that's already to one of the above folders, then moving that will achieve your aim.

    If you use
    File, Save as
    you will get a dialogue where you specify where something will be saved.

    This is available in many programs.

    Good luck.
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  4. Posts : 119
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit v1909
       #4

    How to Change Location where New Apps will Install and Save to in Windows 10
    Change Save Location for New Apps in Windows 10

    How to Change Storage Location where New Content is Saved in Windows 10
    Change Storage Save Locations in Windows 10

    We couldn't set your default save location
    We couldn't set your default save location

    For web browsers you have to configure each one individually...
    How to Choose Where a Download is Saved
    5 Ways to Choose Where a Download is Saved - wikiHow
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  5. Jesse Williams's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Caledon Ken said:
    Hi Jesse.

    So just so we are on same page.


    You have successfully re-installed Windows on your SSD and it runs as it should. You can save / file documents but they are all being saved on your SSD.

    Correct?

    What is currently in your HDD?

    Was it being used for documents, pictures etc?

    Are the folders still present?
    I will post a screenshot of both drives.
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  6. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 25,139
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #6

    Could you specify HOW you are saving things as asked in my post above.
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  7. Jesse Williams's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #7

    dalchina said:
    Could you specify HOW you are saving things as asked in my post above.
    @dalchina, mainly just pictures on this computer. I check my emails on my Laptop in the morning time and the emails on the desktop in the evening. But the desktop is used for editing pictures, saving pictures, sharing pictures, and storing pictures.
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  8. AddRAM's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #8

    Jesse, you have to tell windows where you want to save the picture, in this case on your hard drive.

    You have to make and label folders on your hard drive, that`s where you will save your photos, data etc.

    When you download something it automatically goes into your downloads folder, after it downloads, copy and paste it into the proper folder you want to on the hard drive.

    Then delete it from your downloads folder.

    I hope you`re not downloading a bunch of garbage, we`ve talked about this before.
    Last edited by AddRAM; 02 Jun 2020 at 00:43.
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  9. ignatzatsonic's Avatar
    Posts : 1,509
    Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
       #9

    If you want, you could make a folder on the D drive named "pictures" and put everything in there.

    You DON'T have to accept whatever choice Windows points you to---you don't have to use the "users" directory or the C drive for storage AT ALL.

    You are driving and in control. Not Windows. At least in that respect.

    If you take your hands off the wheel, well...........Windows takes over. Your choice entirely.
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  10. NavyLCDR's Avatar
    Posts : 13,365
    Windows 10 Pro
       #10

    I relocate all my user folders using the location tab of the folders properties. I've never had a single issue with it.
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