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reinstalled my os to ssd and cant access files in hdd

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December 13, 2013 3:54:14 PM

I recently built my very first computer installing everything on my hdd because i ran out of sata cables, Then I reinstalled My OS onto my 128gb ssd. I booted it up and everything works fine. My SSD and HDD are both detected but Im confused on why nothing from my HDD is here or transferred over?

I Have everything i need here on my ssd and my hdd is plugged in, But Nothing is in my system, not steam or all my games but my hdd is detected and i can open up files in it. Please help, what am I missing?
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December 13, 2013 3:59:51 PM

Stuff on the old drive does not automatically 'transfer over'. Applications need to be reinstalled with the new OS.
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December 13, 2013 3:59:55 PM

You have a new copy of Windows there. The games were previously installed on a different copy of Windows on a different HDD; they need to be re-installed on the new copy of Windows. IF you run tight on SSD space you can install software to the HDD by going into the advanced installation options (but it has to be run on the copy of Windows on the SSD and registered there)
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December 13, 2013 4:08:08 PM

SchizTech said:
You have a new copy of Windows there. The games were previously installed on a different copy of Windows on a different HDD; they need to be re-installed on the new copy of Windows. IF you run tight on SSD space you can install software to the HDD by going into the advanced installation options (but it has to be run on the copy of Windows on the SSD and registered there)

So All I really need to do is just re-install my programs picking my hdd as the spot to download and it will download/launch from there? Should I just format my hdd then?
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December 13, 2013 4:10:22 PM

DO you have any files (documents, pictures, etc) on that drive you don't want to lose? If not it's fine to format.
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December 13, 2013 4:10:59 PM

Theultimaxgamer said:
SchizTech said:
You have a new copy of Windows there. The games were previously installed on a different copy of Windows on a different HDD; they need to be re-installed on the new copy of Windows. IF you run tight on SSD space you can install software to the HDD by going into the advanced installation options (but it has to be run on the copy of Windows on the SSD and registered there)

So All I really need to do is just re-install my programs picking my hdd as the spot to download and it will download/launch from there? Should I just format my hdd then?


Format the HDD first. Then use it as needed.

Also, see this tutorial on directing stuff off the SSD:
http://www.tomshardware.com/faq/id-1834397/ssd-redirect...
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