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Folder relocation Win 8.1 pro

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    Windows 8.1x64 pro

    Folder relocation Win 8.1 pro


    I have Win 8.1/pro installed on an old Dell and the drive ran out of space. I cloned (using Macrium Reflect) the drive to a larger drive (and extended the partition) and installed the new drive in the PC. Everything looked good except that I lost my folder redirection/relocation. Is that something to be expected? I would have thought a clone would show no change from the original. It was a non-event to fix, but I was just surprised to find that and glad I checked.

    If this is normal behavior, what other issues might arise from the new drive (clone)?

    It was an 80Gb drive cloned to a 160Gb drive. The 80Gb drive had less than 1Gb free. The process took 35 minutes on an old Dell 330 running an E2180 cpu and 3 GB ram. Win 8.1/pro runs great on it!

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  2. #2


    Central IL
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    Linux Mint 17.2


    Are you talking about Libraries or network shares? Do you still have the original drive?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 38
    Windows 8.1x64 pro


    Yes, it was a network share. We set up to relocate the user's document folder to the server which gets backed up nightly. So after cloning, the documents folder was reset to the C:\ drive and I had to redirect it via the location tab.

    And yes, I still have the original drive.
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  4. #4


    Central IL
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    Linux Mint 17.2


    You have to set the network share back up, if it is not finding it.
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Folder relocation Win 8.1 pro
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