Windows 10: Working on SSD, saving on HDD?

  1. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       07 Mar 2016 #1

    Working on SSD, saving on HDD?


    Sorry if this has already been answered elsewhere or if its wording is a bit confusing.. it is my first time posting on here so I'm hoping someone can help me.

    I have a 2TB HDD which served as my primary (only) drive, until recently when we added a 500GB SSD. The plan was to use the SSD as the primary drive (C: ) and the HDD as the slave drive (D: ). I have reinstalled Photoshop CS6 onto my SSD and I planned to continue saving my files onto the HDD, however it continues to display this message whenever I try:

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    I've already tried searching on these forums and tried changing ownership as suggested here: Windows 10: You don't have permission to save in this location..... and here: and it seemed to go as they said it would... but I still have the same problem. :S

    Am I able to operate programs through C: and then save them on D: ?
    I was just trying to make things simpler for me because I'm already confused having so many 'Picture' and 'Document' folders, it's hard to keep track of what's where. ^^;
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  2.    07 Mar 2016 #2

    You probably still have windows and system files on HDD.
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  3. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
       07 Mar 2016 #3

    CountMike said: View Post
    You probably still have windows and system files on HDD.
    Ohh okay..
    Should I go ahead and delete the WINDOWS file on the HDD?

    Sorry, very new to all this multi-hard drive thing.
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  4.    07 Mar 2016 #4

    Best way would be to erase whole HDD after saving necessary files and to re-partition it, You'll have few partitions on it that you don't have use for any more. To see if BOOT was spread over both disks (that can happen if you don't install windows on BOOT drive while HDD is disconnected) is to disconnect HDD and BOOT from SSD only.
    Can you put up a screen shot of your disk management ?
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  5.    07 Mar 2016 #5

    CountMike said: View Post
    Best way would be to erase whole HDD after saving necessary files and to re-partition it
    Or use MiniTool Partition Wizard to shrink the existing large partition, create a new NTFS primary partition, copy all important data to the newly created partition, then use MiniTool Partition Wizard to delete all the other partitions except for the new one and then expand the new one in both directions to fill the hard drive.

    Not as complicated as it sounds, and then there is no need to find another external storage location for the data that is desired to be saved. HOWEVER - no matter what the operation being performed is, or what program is being used to perform it, there is always a chance for data loss so it is always a good idea to keep at least 2 separate backups of invaluable data, preferably stored at two different physical locations.
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