Need Help with SSD Boot Drive & HDD Storage Drive

Hello everyone,

I've finished assembling my PC, configured the BIOS, installed Windows 7 on my 64GB Crucial M4 SSD, updated the drivers etc. Next on my list is to transfer my files from my old PC to my new one. In addition to the SSD, I also have a WD 1TB Caviar Black in my build. Although I have a slight problem. Like the title suggests, I only plan on using the SSD for the OS and programs that I frequently use. As for my other files (music, pictures, videos, games, etc.) will have to go in my HDD. But, my hard drive doesn't have directory folders where I can sort and organize my files. Yes, I know I can just make folders of my own and load all my files in. But is that the correct way? So my questions are, will future programs, that I install in the HDD, be able to work? Because I know some need to access files in the OS drive. Also, if there's another method, rather than creating your own random folders.

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  1. Installing programs usually creates the folders, you can make them yourself as well. Here is a guide with info and tweaks for your SSD
    It is explained in there how to get the documents folder over to the storage drive and as well how to change default install drive.
  2. Here's a link to some articles that will help you set up your drives the way you want. You want to change the default program location and user profile(my documents) information to the hard drive.
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