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Moving Program Files folder to another partition

  1. #11


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    You may be ok .

    I had some issues doing something similar a while back. Bit different, though, iirc i was moving to the os partition and have a lot of filesystem drivers. I also have quite a few os installed and move them aorund/reinstall quite often .

    Can't recall the details, but it was a bit messy.

    However, I don't understand why OP wants to move things from one partition to a different partition on the same physical drive. I can understand if you want to move from one physical drive to another physical drive.
    Good question. Maybe he is trying to clear space on one of the partitions so he can install another os onto it, or similar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    You are going to be faffing about with that endlessly, especially if there are drivers involved.

    Anything that runs as an executable ( ie portably ) will be fine.

    The rest will be easier if you just reinstall them to the partition you want.

    If you have the installers it is easy enough.
    You and I posted the same time. The solution I gave will work whether it's portable or not. The environment does not change, just the storage is physically changed. However, I don't understand why OP wants to move things from one partition to a different partition on the same physical drive. I can understand if you want to move from one physical drive to another physical drive. An example is certain poor written game installer will not work if you install in different Drive/Folder other than the pre-defined one ie. under C:\ and if your SSD is small then you'll run out of space in C: drive soon in which case, you'd want to move it to different physical drive without breaking any links that the program requires to run.
    I wanted to move it because the folder is so embedded in some layers of folders. I just want to move the program folder alone in one partition.
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    Can you be more specific?

    I wanted to move it because the folder is so embedded in some layers of folders. I just want to move the program folder alone in one partition.
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    Thanks I will try this. If something goes wrong (ie program not opening up properly), will system restore fix everything back?
    You don't need to do system restore. Just delete the link and move back to where it was.

    I wanted to move it because the folder is so embedded in some layers of folders. I just want to move the program folder alone in one partition.
    In this case. It will work fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    Thanks I will try this. If something goes wrong (ie program not opening up properly), will system restore fix everything back?
    You don't need to do system restore. Just delete the link and move back to where it was.

    I wanted to move it because the folder is so embedded in some layers of folders. I just want to move the program folder alone in one partition.
    In this case. It will work fine.
    Hello, on elevated command prompt I am getting "Access is denied." after making the link. How do I get around this?
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    Can you show me exactly what you type in command prompt?
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    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    Can you show me exactly what you type in command prompt?
    Ok.. I got it. I forgot to do one thing since you also didn't mention it. I forgot to run the elevated command prompt as admin. Everything is good! Thanks to you and to SIW2! Cheers!
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    Ok.. I got it. I forgot to do one thing since you also didn't mention it. I forgot to run the elevated command prompt as admin. Everything is good! Thanks to you and to SIW2! Cheers!
    Open elevated command prompt means running command prompt as Admin
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    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    Ok.. I got it. I forgot to do one thing since you also didn't mention it. I forgot to run the elevated command prompt as admin. Everything is good! Thanks to you and to SIW2! Cheers!
    Open elevated command prompt means running command prompt as Admin
    Sorry, not everyone knows all the computer language...like me.. or maybe on some level I know it because I realized it in the end...hahaha.. thanks again! Cheers!
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    You're welcome. Glad we could help !!!
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