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New SSD installed , how to set up for data to save on HDD


Fat Tony

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#1
Hello all,

I am running Windows 8.1 Pro and have just installed an 250gb SSD and also have a 1tb HDD. I have put the OS and various programs onto the SDD. I want to be able to have all data, for all users, pointed to save onto the HDD. (I will then get a 1tb USB3 HDD to back up the 1tb HDD - next step!).

I am getting very confused about how to make sure all documents/pictures/music/videos automatically get saved onto the HDD, rather than defaulting to the SSD. I also have user accounts for the family and I ideally want all photos/videos/music (but not documents) in just one location, so I end up with don't multiple copies of the same files saved by each user; they should all be access the same files.

Can someone point me to some simple instructions I can follow to make this happen? I browsed the tutorials, but could not find what I needed ... sorry, if it exists and I missed it).

Thanks
Tony
 

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dburne458

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#2
I did the same, I just moved the user folders I wanted to move over to my hard drive and off the SSD that my OS is on.

I believe this is what you are looking for:

User Folders - Change Default Location - Windows 7 Help Forums

Look at option 2 as I believe that is what you want to do - just move the user folders rather than the whole profile...
 

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    Windows 8.1 64 bit
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    I7 4820K
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#3

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    win 8 64 bit
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    MSi GT70 ONE 610u
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Ztruker

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I followed these directions to move the entire Users directory tree from C: to D: on my Windows 8 Pro X64 system:
Move the Users Directory in Windows 7

Says Windows 7 but works for 8 as well.
 

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    Windows 10 Pro X64
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    Lenovo IdeaCenter K450
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    Intel Quad Core i7-4770 @ 3.4Ghz
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    Lenovo
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    16.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM 1600 MHz
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    500W
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