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Route primary drive files to different hard drive?

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August 28, 2009 11:44:50 PM

My primary hard drive with my operating system is very low on space. I notice there are certain folders like temp folders and the documents and settings folder that store files automatically. Is there anyway to have these files save automatically to a different hard drive?
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August 29, 2009 3:30:45 AM

gott said:
My primary hard drive with my operating system is very low on space. I notice there are certain folders like temp folders and the documents and settings folder that store files automatically. Is there anyway to have these files save automatically to a different hard drive?
First, make sure your recycle bin is empty and you don't have a lot of space wasted in Volume Shadow Service (VSS) restore points: http://www.tomsguide.com/us/windows-vista-solutions,rev...

If you still need more space, the easiest thing to move is the page file: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307886

If you still need to move documents and settings (which includes each users' temp folder), here's some instructions: http://www.tech-recipes.com/rx/1409/move-your-documents...
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August 29, 2009 9:07:14 AM

Ok I will have a look at these. Thanks
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August 29, 2009 8:34:26 PM

Depending on the operating system you use this can be very easy. I originally did this with vista simply by moving all my stuff to a different hard drive, naming it whatever (like Music, Documents, Videos etc.) and then I would right click a my documents link like in the start menu click properties and click the location tab. You can then click move and select the new folder on another drive. If my OS drive goes bad all I lose is well... programs which I need to reinstall no matter what. Unless of course you get really board and back up your registry and everything.

Basically, if you have Vista or Windows 7 what you want is easy, if you have XP... use the guy aboves methods and links.
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August 30, 2009 3:44:01 PM

I have XP so I will use the above method. Next time I will not make the mistake of creating 2 partitions on an already small hard drive. Thanks
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