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Partitions and stuff with Vista...

by Hydrilus / June 29, 2008 9:54 AM PDT

So I have two partitions... Partition 1 for the OS, updates, things like that (25gb)... And then I have a 571gb partition as general storage... Is it alright to move most of the folders from my "Users" folder into my Storage partition? So when I save pictures, videos, etc...they are stored in the storage partition? I don't think this is a problem but i just would like to make sure that when updates or things like that are installed, it doesn't get pissed that it can't put it on the C drive because folders are missing...

I was also planning on moving my Programs folder over too so installed programs go on the storage partition as well... Safe to do? Thanks!

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Iffy.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 29, 2008 9:57 AM PDT

Have you done this before? There is a nagging issue about what happens if the OS is repaired or reinstalled. How to connect up the user accounts without wiping out their files.

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Part of it can be done
by 4Denise / June 29, 2008 10:25 AM PDT

You can move your personal files (like photos and videos that you put on the drive), as long as you are willing to navigate to where you moved them to open them. You can also save them there to begin with. In general, if you created the file yourself then you can move it anywhere you like.

Moving any system folders, though, is another matter. The programs folder is one example. The system "knows" where those files are supposed to be located. Moving them would just mess things up.

Denise

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