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Put an old HDD into a new system and Files are not recognized

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January 26, 2014 1:29:30 PM

So, sorry if this has been answered before but I was finding it difficult to word and thus search for my problem.

I upgraded my CPU and Motherboard and installed windows onto a new SSD ( C: ) and plugged my old HDD ( E: ) with all my data onto it in as well. I can search the files fine and everything, but when I launch a program from the old HDD, it seems to default to searching through the SSD for subsidiary files. For example, I have Skyrim on my HDD, and when I launch the launcher, the only option I have is install. However, If I just launch skyrim directly it launches fine, but none of my saves, add-ons, etc. are there. This is the same with every program I launch from my HDD

Is there anything I can do to remedy this?
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January 26, 2014 1:34:27 PM

First of all are both drives of a Sata type interface.
If the drive you were on about with the games installed on them was originally a C: drive.
Or any other letter before installed in the system.
Simply edit the the .exe launch and change the letter from eg C: to E:
Why it jumps to C or the ssd drive is likely because the E: drive as it is now was originally a C: drive so the game .exe path simply needs to be changed to E:

This would be the case if the drive was used as a boot drive for windows. where the games were also installed on to. If not just a data drive.

Is this the case ?

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January 26, 2014 1:36:42 PM

Yeah that is exactly the case, thank you for wording that a little better for me.

How do I edit the .exe to E: ?
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January 27, 2014 6:01:58 AM

Shaun o said:
First of all are both drives of a Sata type interface.
If the drive you were on about with the games installed on them was originally a C: drive.
Or any other letter before installed in the system.
Simply edit the the .exe launch and change the letter from eg C: to E:
Why it jumps to C or the ssd drive is likely because the E: drive as it is now was originally a C: drive so the game .exe path simply needs to be changed to E:

This would be the case if the drive was used as a boot drive for windows. where the games were also installed on to. If not just a data drive.

Is this the case ?



I'm sorry how is it that you edit the .exe path to E: ?
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