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Moving "Data" Folders off System Drive to Data Drive


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#1 Guest_Aaron_Warrior_*

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 01:00 AM

I have a bunch of videos in the "My Videos" folder, and a bunch of documents in the "My Documents" folder and and bunch of other data in the other "My xxxxxxx" folders.  I'd like to move all of these data folders to my 2 Tbyte Data drive and try to limit the data on the C: drive to system files only, to the greatest extent possible.  One reason is to speed up AV and defrag times.

 

Is there any reason to NOT do this?



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#2 hamluis

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 06:08 AM

Data files (not system files) can be moved to any location with sufficient space.  There is no reason they have to be placed or remain in any folders established by Windows

 

That's the simple approach which I take.

 

OTOH...if you insist on moving the Windows My Docs folder itself...see .http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/how-move-windows-7-personal-folders-my-documents-another-drive.htm .

 

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