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Help Using Two Hard Drives in My PC

  1. #1

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    windows 8.1

    Help Using Two Hard Drives in My PC

    My new PC just arrived. It has a smallish 256 gig SSD and a 2TB hard drive. How do I set up Windows so that big files like my picutres, my music, my downloads, even my documents goes to the harddrive instead of the SSD where Windows is installed?

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    San Jose - California
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    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64

    Just create the folders: Pictures, Documents etc... in your big HD then goback to SSD drive, right click on Pictures, Documents etc... then select Properties->Location and change the locations to point to the Big HD.

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    Bamberg Germany
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

    Create folders on 2TB drive with same name as original for example Music, Documents, Then just right-click which ever library you want to move choose location tab then click find target, after marking target click move. If you change your mind later click restore default to return default location to C: drive.
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit
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