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#1 fueledbydrprper

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 10:04 AM

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In the course of research, I ran across a recommendation to copy the entire users directory from the C:SSD to the D:HDD. Then delete the content of C:\users and link C:\users to the D:drive. The reasoning was to free storage space on a small SSD. Is this safe, or will the OS have problems?



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Posted 07 January 2018 - 10:19 AM

Hi,

 

That could create potentially many problems because its not recommended by Microsoft, the way to do it properly involves a custom Windows installation to configure windows to put the user profiles in another drive.

 

You can free some space more safely by reallocating to the HDD some folders like My Documents, My Pictures etc.

This link is for Windows 7 https://www.techsupportalert.com/content/how-move-windows-7-personal-folders-my-documents-another-drive.htm but on Windows 10 its similar

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3025345/windows/move-your-windows-10-libraries-to-a-separate-drive-or-partition.html.


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#3 fueledbydrprper

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 10:55 AM

Thanks for the reply. I had already viewed those articles. The question I posed was about one of the recommendations I found during research. It didn't sound right. I wanted to double check before configuring a new laptop that is due to arrive soon. The new machine has a small SSD.

 

Thanks again.



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Posted 07 January 2018 - 11:00 AM

You may want to read this article.

 

http://www.zdnet.com/article/dont-move-your-windows-user-profiles-folder-to-another-drive/



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Posted 07 January 2018 - 11:41 AM

Thanks for the link. It reaffirms my decision to get advice.






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