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#1 gigawert

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Posted 09 July 2015 - 07:11 PM

I'm trying to access my user folder on a different hard drive, but it takes forever to load and then afterwards does nothing. I think I've already set all the permissions and stuff but it still isn't working.


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Posted 12 July 2015 - 07:29 AM

How did you transfer the user folders to another drive?

If you right click on the appropriate User folder (such as "Documents") and select Properties - you'll see a tab that states "Location"

Do you have this?  Is it set correctly?


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Posted 12 July 2015 - 09:57 AM

This feature works perfectly and quickly for me. I am using build 10166, but it has worked very quickly in every Windows 10 build.


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Posted 12 July 2015 - 02:41 PM

How did you transfer the user folders to another drive?

If you right click on the appropriate User folder (such as "Documents") and select Properties - you'll see a tab that states "Location"

Do you have this?  Is it set correctly?

No, I'm trying to access my Windows 7 user folder on Windows 10.


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Posted 13 July 2015 - 04:28 PM

Ah, I see now.

Check Task Manager - the Performance tab

If you see lot's of activity on the hard drive and it's still working slowly - it's possible that the hard drive is dying.
When this happens the system has to double/triple/etc check the hard drive in order to make sure it's getting the right data.  The multiple checks are what slows things down.

 

Have you tested the hard drive to see if it's failiing?

If it is failing, then the most important thing is to copy your data off of it - as you don't know when it's going to finally die completely (and then data recovery becomes very, very expensive!).


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Posted 14 July 2015 - 09:38 PM

Ah, I see now.

Check Task Manager - the Performance tab

If you see lot's of activity on the hard drive and it's still working slowly - it's possible that the hard drive is dying.
When this happens the system has to double/triple/etc check the hard drive in order to make sure it's getting the right data.  The multiple checks are what slows things down.

 

Have you tested the hard drive to see if it's failiing?

If it is failing, then the most important thing is to copy your data off of it - as you don't know when it's going to finally die completely (and then data recovery becomes very, very expensive!).

The copy of Windows 10 preview I have is installed on a decade-old HDD, which may be the issue. But the user folder I am trying to access is located on a new HDD.

 

P.S. I am planning on replacing the old HDD with the same size SSD (250 GB). There is no valuable info on the old HDD so I don't have anything to worry about.


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Posted 15 July 2015 - 01:53 PM

Then go ahead and test both of the hard drives.

I'd suggest using Seatools and running the long/extended test on both drives

http://www.seagate.com/support/downloads/item/seatools-win-master/


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Posted 15 July 2015 - 05:17 PM

Does it matter that the older hard drive is a Western Digital?


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Posted 16 July 2015 - 10:33 AM

Not really.  You can use the Western Digital diagnostics - but I've had problems with their tests in the past.  That's why I suggest Seagate Seatools.


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Posted 16 July 2015 - 10:42 AM

OK. Both drives passed all the tests.

 

P.S. I'm out of town for the next 10 days so I cannot reply to posts or PMS until then. Thanks for your understanding!


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Posted 16 July 2015 - 11:22 AM

Post back when you return and we'll pickup where we left off.

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