AMD Damo wrote:Parts arrived today, I put the computer together, Jesus this thing is fast to load everything.
Just a query though, I've got a secondary 1TB HDD in here, I just want my main programs on the SSD and the OS, how do I move the m documents etc to the other drive, same thing with the downloads folder?
Note that this is available right off the start menu -- the top item in the right column (your username) takes you there.Jim552 wrote:1 - Go into the folder for the user in question. (i.e. "C:\Users\Jim"...)
The obvious are the media ones (videos, pictures, music) but for some users Downloads can bulk up as well. Beyond that, there are a couple of other sneaky space hogs that probably don't need to be on your SSD. The most significant is your browser cache aka "Temporary Internet Files" (Control Panel, Internet Properties, Browsing History settings). Also, if you use a local mail client, the storage folders for that can eat up some space (on the other hand, searching your email is much more pleasant when it lives on your SSD, as some Outlook users will tell you).Do this for any of the "User Folders" that you want to make sure you free up space on the your SSD.
That's an interesting point I hadn't considered. On my personal system I'm kind of cheating since I have a second SSD I'm using for documents and settings, and keeping all the bulky media on shared storage, but if I'm called on to set up another HD+SSD system I may do that. Though come to think of it I'd probably end up that way by default, since I always create an admin account for initial setup, and then a normal user account for daily use -- and I'd probably never go back and tweak the admin account since it never gets used for anything but admin tasks, so all of its directories would still point to C:Personally, I would make sure to have an alternate "Administrator Account" that is kept solely on your SSD, (Drive "C:"), in case your Data Drive goes down.
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