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Can I move Windows Media Player to external HD?


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#1 bytefright

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 12:50 AM

Hi, I've scrolled through this Forum's pages but haven't found anything to help with my problem so perhaps someone else can answer my question? I use an ASUS PRO31P laptop that is slowing down. I wondered whether I could speed things up by freeing up memory if I moved the songs and videos in the Windows Media Player library to an external hard drive. I know I can't move WMP itself to another location but can I move the bulk of it - the library - to another location?
Also, I've tried in the past to move applications to my external HD (to help with the memory problem) but my system then loses track of them. Is there a proper way of doing this because otherwise I've bought an external HD for nothing? Thanks for your help

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 01:23 AM

If you are referring to Windows applications, no.

Here's a link to information of storing the library on a hard drive. Hope it helps.

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 06:02 AM

Yep, thought that might be the case. Thanks for the speedy reply but the link did not appear. Could you reload it? Also, have you any suggestions about moving programs or applications from a primary disk to an external one? Cheers, Margaret

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 10:35 AM

Sorry about that, here you go.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsme...dvice/0102.mspx

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