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Deleting Windows 7 folders/files in old HDD?

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June 10, 2014 1:42:21 PM

Hello :) 

I've recently got a new SSHD and wish to clone the old HDD onto this new drive.

On my old HDD, I've got Windows 7 OS on and fails to boot from it, which folders can I delete?

I want to keep the Steam folder and my old user folders (e.g documents, pictures)

Here's an image of the old HDD.

http://gyazo.com/1d2dcf72395bd137aff846194260946c
a c 518 $ Windows 7
June 10, 2014 1:48:16 PM

You don't keep the 'old user folders'. You move that content (not the folders) into your new ones on the new drive. They exist deep in the Windows folder structure.
Same with Steam.

Then you wipe the old drive and use it for whatever.
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June 10, 2014 2:03:33 PM

USAFRet said:
You don't keep the 'old user folders'. You move that content (not the folders) into your new ones on the new drive. They exist deep in the Windows folder structure.
Same with Steam.

Then you wipe the old drive and use it for whatever.


So just drag and drop into new drive?....

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a c 518 $ Windows 7
June 10, 2014 2:49:38 PM

Gowingnator said:
USAFRet said:
You don't keep the 'old user folders'. You move that content (not the folders) into your new ones on the new drive. They exist deep in the Windows folder structure.
Same with Steam.

Then you wipe the old drive and use it for whatever.


So just drag and drop into new drive?....



Assuming the old drive is accessible:

Open it up
Find the User folders with the data you want. You'll almost certainly have to 'take ownership'. The top level folders (Documents/Pictures/etc) are tied via permissions to your old User. The files inside are not.
Copy/Paste into the same spaces on your new drive.

For Steam games, see this:
https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=741...
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June 10, 2014 2:52:52 PM

Thanks for your help :-D
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