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Splitting My Documents/Pictures/Music/Videos to 2 HDDs

  1. #1

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1

    Splitting My Documents/Pictures/Music/Videos to 2 HDDs

    My current aging computer has an internal 750GB HDD, which is made up mostly of files inside My Documents/My Pictures/My Music/My Videos folders. I just ordered the Microsoft Surface Pro 2 w/ 256GB SSD. I also ordered an external USB 3.0 500GB SSD, so that between the Surface's 256GB SSD and the external 500GB SSD I can transfer all my data from my aging computer.

    My question: I would like to set up Windows 8.1 so that the Surface Pro 2 with its 256GB SSD will include the OS, apps, and My Documents folder, and that the attached external USB 3.0 500GB SSD will hold the My Pictures/My Music/My Videos folders. If I'm away from home for the day (or a few days), I will only take the Surface Pro 2 with me and likely leave the external SSD behind because I mostly use the stuff in My Documents.

    So, specifically, I'd like to know if you think I should set up Windows with all these folders on the Surface Pro 2, but have the My Pictures/My Music/My Videos folders be empty except for a LINK to folders on the external SSD which will include the actual content (files) of these folders, or should I actually MOVE those three system folders from the 256GB SSD onto the external 500GB drive?

    Thanks so much,

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  2. #2

    Posts : 1,034
    Windows 7 x64/ Windows 8.1 x64

    Hello Mike,

    I would suggest to install OS to the laptop and keep and the folders in external drive. As you mentioned that you use My Documents mostly, you can copy that folder in your laptop.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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