Hello everyone, I have an issue that I need help with...
I decided that I wanted to put my operating system onto an SSD and retain my old HDD for mass storage. I kept my files intact on my HDD and installed a fresh version of Windows onto my SSD. Needless to say it's been a royal pain in the butt to get every working again and I was almost there until I reached my Apps folder.
My SSD is only 128 gigabytes large and my Apps folder on the old HDD is 20 gigabytes large and contains mostly save data/junk from games. I do not want 20 gigabytes of random save data on the SSD and so I would highly prefer to have my Apps folders on the HDD instead. Of course, I found out that Windows doesn't want me to ever touch or move these folders...
I did a bit of google research and found that I could possibly re-direct the destination of the app folders to my HDD just like I did for the other library folders... Right click, properties, choose location and then select the place I want on the HDD... Which is one of my old Apps data folders (Roaming). Then restart the system. However, after the restart, the apps folder on the SSD still hasn't populated with the files from the HDD. Loading up one of my games that uses the app data folder - Dark Souls 2 revealed that my files weren't being redirected or loaded from the desired location on the HDD. It didn't seem to work, but I am still trying to verify.
There is a second part to all of this.
Reason I upgraded to SSD now is for the release of Windows 10. When Windows 10 comes out, I'm going to wipe my system and start fresh. However, I'd like to retain my game saves and personal data which I will move to a backup drive in the coming days. I suspect that when I install the new OS, that it will give me the option to put the app data onto my HDD partition... And If that's the case, then I can wait a few days to do so... But obviously, I don't know if it will actually allow me to do this or not.
Either way, dealing with this folder is starting to drive me a little crazy so I'd appreciate any advice!