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August 28, 2013 9:10:51 PM

Not sure if want I really mean is correct in the title but want i want to happen is that I installed Windows 8 on my SSD because that's easier for me, and if I have to restore windows, I still have all my files, but since I installed it as my C: drive EVERYTHING that I download goes onto my SSD and not onto my HDD and even even I delete the file form the SSD it'll magically appear back onto it. Any ideas on how I could just keep the program files on my SSD and the actual downloads from Steam, Chrome etc. on my HDD?

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August 28, 2013 9:14:05 PM

I suppose you could setup a folder on your storage drive and when you download a file instead of just hitting "save" you could hit "save as" and redirect it to your storage drive. That's what I did on Win7 anyway.

Steam, download a tool called "Steamtool". You can use this tool to manage where you store the contents of the common folder.
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August 28, 2013 9:16:36 PM

Haven't looked into Chrome, but with IE and Firefox, you can redirect Download, cache and temp files to a directory on another drive, I know Google had talked about addiing it to Chrome but haven't seen anything on that from them yet (haven't really looked though)
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August 28, 2013 9:20:02 PM

I recommend just using the built in Windows feature to move the USERS folders to another location.

goto c : \ Users \ Yourlogin \ and right click the Downloads folder and select Location. Set it to d: (or whatever your hard drive is) \ downloads.

Do the same for all the folders you want to move.


As for steam, I recommend just telling it to make a new library on the Hard Drive. This way you can tell it what you want to install on the HDD or the SSD.

You may also find this interesting. Please do NOT use this guide to try to move parts of Windows. Games and Programs(You can do this with Chrome and even its folders in Appdata if you promise to take your time :)  ) are fine.
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/294557-32-guide-move-...

I have also started to use Symbolic Links with mklink to map folders over the network :) 
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