Solved

Deleting Windows 7 folders/files in old HDD?

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
4 answers Last reply Best Answer
More about deleting windows folders files hdd
  1. 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.
  2. 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?....
  3. Best answer
    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=7418-YUBN-8129
  4. Thanks for your help :-D
Ask a new question

Read More

sshd old Hard Drives clone remove Windows 7 delete