Windows 10: Setting up a Data Drive D:/ - some queries


  1. Posts : 88
    Windows 10 upgraded from win 7 upgraded from vista
       30 Apr 2017 #1

    Setting up a Data Drive D:/ - some queries


    Hi,

    I have a new computer. It came pre-configured with an SSD drive C:/ and a larger hard disk for data D:/

    However, the usual programs were still all pointed at C:/ for documents. I have successfully changed them and moved my documents directory and all the others to a DATA folder on D:/ and everything works, but am now left with a user directory in c:/ which no doubt contains hidden files and also contains a visible folder called "roaming".

    There doesn't seem to be a "location" in folder properties associated with "roaming" to change so I have left it there untouched. I have also read that you cannot move a complete user profile folder up on drive D:/ (or even set one up on that drive easily and can only move the doc folders etc like I have done. is this correct?

    So this brings me to backups. When I backup my data, do I need to back up the c:/ user profile as well?

    Would appreciate some help with how to set this up correctly. Many thanks
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  2. Posts : 88
    Windows 10 upgraded from win 7 upgraded from vista
    Thread Starter
       30 Apr 2017 #2

    I hate user profiles. When you don't need different ones and only have 1 computer user, they are a pain in the neck!
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  3.    30 Apr 2017 #3

    You will not need to backup that C drive just to backup data on D drive. However, you should make an image backup of the C drive anyway.
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  4. Posts : 88
    Windows 10 upgraded from win 7 upgraded from vista
    Thread Starter
       30 Apr 2017 #4

    cereberus said: View Post
    You will not need to backup that C drive just to backup data on D drive. However, you should make an image backup of the C drive anyway.
    Thanks - yes I was going to do that too, but less often. I was reading system image of c:/ is good and then data more regularly.

    So am I right about the fact you cannot put the entire user profile directories straight on D:/ ? You have to have this stupid mostly empty folder on c:/ ?

    What about the "Roaming" folder ? Should I move that or leave it there?
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  5. Posts : 88
    Windows 10 upgraded from win 7 upgraded from vista
    Thread Starter
       30 Apr 2017 #5

    These are the ones I moved... are they all okay to be on D:/ ? Just wanted to check!

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