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Create new partition - basic questions

  1. #11


    Greece
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    Quote Originally Posted by adamf View Post
    For libraries, right click on the library and take the new option. Then browse to your new documents folder and add it.

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    Not sure about this part, basically because my setup doesn't look like this. I don't have 'Libraries' listed on the left hand side. I think I can work it out, but for now I'll get on with the install and creating the new partition and then update on my progress.

    Thank you for your help so far @adamf.

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  2. #12


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    Good luck. As for default folders, libraries etc I think you are right. Install first then have a look. Mostly it is just a case of right clicking in file explorer.

    You could have a look at this tutorial - the pictures are better than mine Library - Set Default & Public Save Locations in Windows 8
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  3. #13


    Greece
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    Thank you @adamf, I think I've done it

    I've created my partition, copied all my documents to it, added the new location to my libraries (the folder locations didn't need changing). I've made a new System Image. I also looked at the tutorial you linked to and changed the default Save locations to the data partition.

    Just a couple of questions (as usual ).

    My file explorer now looks like this:

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    The top folders are empty, all my folders are on the Dataetc M: drive below.

    Is there any way I can hide these top folders and show the ones where the data is actually stored instead?

    It's not a big issue, but right now I keep clicking on the empty folders .

    Also (or alternatively), is there a way I can get the Libraries to show in the menu pane on the left hand side, like you have (see highlighted area below from one of your screenshots above):

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    And lastly, above you mention having several custom refresh images. Is this as simple as saving the images in different places (C:, external hdd, etc.) then if/when you need to use it, you can navigate to the one you want, or set it as the active one at that stage? (My understanding is that the most recent one you make is automatically set as the active image.)
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  4. #14


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    Quote Originally Posted by SaggyMaggyPoo View Post
    Thank you @adamf, I think I've done it
    Excellent

    Quote Originally Posted by SaggyMaggyPoo View Post
    Is there any way I can hide these top folders and show the ones where the data is actually stored instead?

    It's not a big issue, but right now I keep clicking on the empty folders .
    Yes. Right click on the folder and change the location. You'll be asked if you want to move your data from the existing (C:\) to the new (M:\) location (yours will be D:\). You can say No as your C:\ folders are empty. Once this is done these folders will open the new location.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaggyMaggyPoo View Post
    Also (or alternatively), is there a way I can get the Libraries to show in the menu pane on the left hand side, like you have (see highlighted area below from one of your screenshots above):
    Yes. In File explorer go to View, Navigation pane and tick Show libraries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaggyMaggyPoo View Post
    And lastly, above you mention having several custom refresh images. Is this as simple as saving the images in different places (C:, external hdd, etc.) then if/when you need to use it, you can navigate to the one you want, or set it as the active one at that stage? (My understanding is that the most recent one you make is automatically set as the active image.)
    That's right. The last one will be registered automatically. If you want to use a different one you can change it using the command recimg /setcurrent "E:\RefreshImage" from an elevated command prompt. Refresh Windows 8 - Set a Custom Recovery Image as Active
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  5. #15



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    Great job Adam!!
    Too bad there isn't a way to pin on this site this thread for future reference(at least I haven't notice if it's possible.
    You should make a tutorial out of this. Wanted to rep but gotta spread first.
    Personally I know how to do this, but to describe it as you did, I'd be at a loss of words.
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  6. #16


    Greece
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    Great job Adam!!
    Too bad there isn't a way to pin on this site this thread for future reference(at least I haven't notice if it's possible.
    You should make a tutorial out of this. Wanted to rep but gotta spread first.
    Personally I know how to do this, but to describe it as you did, I'd be at a loss of words.
    I totally agree (and have been able to achieve everything I wanted to now).

    Very clear instructions for non-techies, plus very helpful to clear up any misunderstandings. Together it made for a stress-free experience.

    Definitely a tutorial in the making.

    Thank you again Adam.
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    You're welcome
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