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Moving folders broke Metro, can this be fixed?

  1. #11


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    ok, now that you are the one asking questions about your system that is not working properly.. So first you need to remember that before you start giving us slack..

    Install widows to your ssd drive - relocate your personal folder to your hard drive by right clicking and re-locating them..

    When you go to install your other programs - you tell them to install to the data hard driv and not your windows drive..

    It is that simply and you where the one spending Two days watching utube video's - and still could not figure it out.. Not to mention the time you spent before this, when you first tried it and it didn't work either..

    Now your personal file folders and your programs will be on your data drive and windows will be on your SSD

    Enjoy!! and Your Welcome

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  2. #12


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    As far as your Phone - pull the sim card and you'll see just how many of those apps fail because they are not connected to a server..

    So now your SSD becomes your phone and your hard drive becomes that data server - using your referenced of course..

    Your posts only show how much you need to LEARN before you come off correcting somebody..
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  3. #13


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1


    KYHI, I have no idea what I've done to piss you off so much, but you need to chill. I'm not "giving you slack." I'm confused about you talking about an SD card in a PC. Copying a user's folder to a hard drive within Windows doesn't work completely because some files are being used by the system, the same goes for Program Files and Program Files (x86). The point of setting my system up like this was specifically to avoid having to install programs to the hard drive manually; now that I have successfully put the program files and my user folder on a partition of the hard drive, I don't have to do that every time. Any programs I want to put on the SSD (like games) can be installed in a folder on the SSD manually, and there are far fewer of those than there are of regular programs and documents. I'm not sure why you feel the need to criticize me doing research before changing the structure of my system.
    I never said anything about having a phone, but yes I know some apps on a phone will crash if they don't have an internet connection. This is not a problem with Windows Apps not having an internet connection, they just can't find certain system files for some reason. I didn't mean to be offensive when I corrected you about whether or not you could change any given folder's location simply by clicking on properties, but you certainly seem to have taken it that way.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    The point of setting my system up like this was specifically to avoid having to install programs to the hard drive manually; you mean copy your program(s) setup files to the data hard drive?

    now that I have unsuccessfully put the program files and my user folder on a partition of the hard drive, I don't have to do that every time. "ProgramData, Program Files and Program Files (x86)" are windows directory(s) and need to stay on the system root and can not be moved

    Any programs I want to install on the SSD (like games) can be installed to a folder on the SSD from the hard drive manually, and there are far fewer of those than there are of regular programs and documents.
    You now have two drives - SSD which is the drive for windows and a HDD which is your Data Hard drive for your personal folders, and your Game(s) Program(s) setup files and folders (Storage Drive)

    Setup a fresh copy of windows on the SSD - this will correct the issue(s) you are having with windows and your apps.

    Once you finish setup and create a user profile, Right click your user folders ( docs, pics, vids, etc) and relocate them to a New folder you created on the HDD data drive.. Now all your personal files you save or create will be relocated to and saved on the HDD and your apps will find them..

    Copy all your game CD's into folders you create on the HDD - then you can install your game from there.
    Weather you choose to install to the SSD or HDD does not matter

    IF your SSD ever goes poop - all your important files and game programs will still be on the HDD

    Hope this helps

    I run a (32GB SSD and a 1TB HDD) on my PC
    I run a (16GB eMMC and a 64GB SDcard) on my tablet
    Last edited by KYHI; 05 Dec 2014 at 22:48.
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