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New SSD installed , how to set up for data to save on HDD

  1. #1

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    Windows 8.1 Pro

    New SSD installed , how to set up for data to save on HDD

    Hello all,

    I am running Windows 8.1 Pro and have just installed an 250gb SSD and also have a 1tb HDD. I have put the OS and various programs onto the SDD. I want to be able to have all data, for all users, pointed to save onto the HDD. (I will then get a 1tb USB3 HDD to back up the 1tb HDD - next step!).

    I am getting very confused about how to make sure all documents/pictures/music/videos automatically get saved onto the HDD, rather than defaulting to the SSD. I also have user accounts for the family and I ideally want all photos/videos/music (but not documents) in just one location, so I end up with don't multiple copies of the same files saved by each user; they should all be access the same files.

    Can someone point me to some simple instructions I can follow to make this happen? I browsed the tutorials, but could not find what I needed ... sorry, if it exists and I missed it).


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  2. #2

    Posts : 61
    Windows 8.1 64 bit

    I did the same, I just moved the user folders I wanted to move over to my hard drive and off the SSD that my OS is on.

    I believe this is what you are looking for:

    User Folders - Change Default Location - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Look at option 2 as I believe that is what you want to do - just move the user folders rather than the whole profile...
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  3. #3

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    win 8 64 bit

    I did the same thing but there is a tutorial User Profiles - Relocate to another Partition or Disk works wonderfully, put files into the public folders that you want shared between users. works great if you have an iso or a way to get one.

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    I followed these directions to move the entire Users directory tree from C: to D: on my Windows 8 Pro X64 system:
    Move the Users Directory in Windows 7

    Says Windows 7 but works for 8 as well.
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New SSD installed , how to set up for data to save on HDD

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