Windows 10: moving temp folder location Solved

  1.    17 Jan 2017 #1

    moving temp folder location

    I moved my system and user temp folder locations in the belief it would save so many writes to my SSD, not sure if it was a good idea or not..

    now have an error popup which mentions not being able to find the temp folder.....this could be because the partition i moved the temp folders to had some temporary issues.....want to move everything back as it was can someone help with the details, seems not to be a default button option
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       17 Jan 2017 #2

    How did you move the temp folder(s) ? Normally you'd first create new temp folder(s) then set the environment variable(s) for USER/SYSTEM to point to the new temp folder(s) as shown:
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    If you moved the folder completely then just re-create it.
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  3.    17 Jan 2017 #3

    Yes I created new temp folders then set the targets in environment variables.....thanks will now set back to normal....
    read somewhere moving to,a different HDD saves wear on the SSD boot, is this correct ?

    had thought there was a tutorial for this, but couldn't find it
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  4.    17 Jan 2017 #4


    a different HDD saves wear on the SSD boot, is this correct ?
    Not any longer really. Unless the SSD is a really old model.
    Besides, what about browser caches, paging files, etc. ? Plus the fact that Windows will then be writing to a much, much slower mechanical drive too.

    Win some, loose some.

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