Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

Can I put "Users" on SD storage device card?

  1. #11

    Posts : 1,875
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64

    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post
    User State Migration Tool
    What about it? Does it move some things from %APPDTA% or are you recommending it? And plese turn off your typing avatar - there is no need for that.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #12

    Posts : 453
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center

    Quote Originally Posted by robinpe View Post
    Windows 8.1
    On the Desktop in File Explorer can I switch "Users" from my" Windows (C local disk to my Secure Digital Storage Device card to gain some space on my hard drive?
    Thanks for any assistance!
    Moving Users off the system drive is a bad idea. If your secondary Users drive fails, you won't be able to boot into Windows, which hinders troubleshooting and prevents you from using the computer until you fix the problem, meaning you can't use, say, file-based backups of your important documents. That was something I actually encountered in Vista, and I documented what happens in 7 here:

    Windows 7 Help Forums - View Single Post - User Profiles - Create and Move During Windows 7 Installation

    I would assume it's the same in 8; Microsoft still recommends not doing this. OTOH, if you move Downloads, Music, and other large folders using the supported methods in the Windows UI, the computer will still be usable if the secondary drive fails, and you achieve the lion's share of space saving.

    See this message for others such as Ed Bott who hold the same view and a link to the Microsoft TechNet article advising against moving Users:

    Windows 7 Help Forums - View Single Post - User Profiles - Create and Move During Windows 7 Installation
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Can I put "Users" on SD storage device card?

Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Can I move "OneDrive" from (c:) to SD storage card?
Windows 8.1. If I move my "OneDrive" folder from my hard drive to my SD storage card in File Explorer, will the contents still be shown in my "OneDrive" app on my Start screen.?
General Support
"Loading files ..." -> "Windows Boot Manager" -> "OneKey"
Hi all, So I'm kind of stuck.. I currently have the problem where I am in an endless cycle of "loading files" -> "Windows Boot Manager" (see: How To Boot Into Safe Mode On Windows 8 (The Easy Way)). I have tried to load all of the options -- and none successfully load. I also end up at...
General Support
Asus Laptop/RealTek "No Audio Output Device is Installed"
I don't know if any of this is related, but I wanted to provide as much information as I could for you gurus to deal with. So here's what happened: I left my ASUS K55A laptop in sleep mode. I opened the lid to wake it up, logged in, and then everything started to load really slowly. This hasn't...
Sound & Audio
Mapping a cloud storage site using "Map Network drive"
I'm trying to map my cloud storage using "Map Network Drive". I found the "Map Network Drive" button at the top of my folder. I click on "Connect to a Web site that you can use to store your documents and pictures" I follow through "Choose a custom network location" At "Internet or...
Network & Sharing
WLM: How to Move "Folders" from Storage to Mail Account?
Hello, I have Windows Live Mail under Windows 8 and I am trying to move a number of custom mail "folders" from under the "Storage" header to under the "E-Mail Account" header. Hopefully someone can tell me how to do this. Background: This step is the last part of a migration of my...
Browsers & Mail
Device manager shows "Unknown Device" on reinstallation of driver
Hi, On a fresh clean Windows 8 image, my software driver (signed) installs fine and shows up properly in the Device Manager. However once i uninstall it , subsequent reinstalls show up as 'Unknown Device' in the Device Manager. From the device details, I find that it refers to /looks for the...
Drivers & Hardware
Booting from DVD issue, "Reboot and select proper boot device".
Hi! I just burned a copy of the Windows 8 Developer Preview onto a DVD. I have created a partition for the new OS (because I don't want to install over Windows 7). When Windows 7 is running and I pop in the DVD, the computer directly recognizes it as a runnable program. I'm also able to install...
Installation & Setup

Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook