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draftnyc
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Win10 move personal folders to another drive

Just got Inspiron 7000 laptop and only have a small OS drive 128gb. Would like to move user folders to 1tb drive and have windows point to it, so that system can run more efficiently, especially after I add games and other software. I did find a guide at Tenforum, but it warned it is risky on OEM pre-installed win10, because it involves sysprepping and could affect Dell's have custom files.

So does anyone know how to do this on Dell's Win10 Pro?

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Mary G
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RE: Win10 move personal folders to another drive

Are you sure about the model number? There are no new computers with that small single drive. You should have a 1TB hard drive for data in that model. All programs and files (everything) should be installed on that drive. It is probably named Drive D but check in Disk Management and also to see a visual of your drives. Right click on the start button to get to disk management.

You have to change every download and program installer to use Drive D since the default is C.

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Mary G
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RE: Win10 move personal folders to another drive

See this page for your specs--

pilot.search.dell.com/.../Inspiron 15-7000 specs

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draftnyc
1 Copper

RE: Win10 move personal folders to another drive

The specs clearly state that there is a 128 gb ssd drive and a 1tb hdd and I'm positive my  laptop is an Inspiron 7000 gaming. The OS is on C and only 69.2gb is free of 105gb, which includes 3 recovery partitions and the EFI system partition. I have only downloaded a few browsers and Open Office, everything else was pre-installed. The D data drive is completely empty.

My problem is the storage folders are located on the c drive, which will quickly fill when I add other programs and their related storage. It was easy to move the user personal/storage folders to another drive in earlier versions of windows, but it has become complicated in win10. As I mentioned in the earlier post, I found a solution at Tenforum, which I was directed to from Microsoft's support site. However, it clearly stated that this solution could be a problem on OEM pre-installed systems. I'm hoping someone has a suggestion.

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RE: Win10 move personal folders to another drive

Thank you for your message.


We do not recommend moving any of the system files (OS) to another drive now as this may cause a no boot or blue screen error.


However, you can move the destination of the data files like downloads documents, pictures etc.


To do this click on file explorer & click on the quick access tab

Right click on the folder location you want to move.

Example if it is the documents folder, right click on the folder & click on location,

Click on move tab & choose the drive you want the files to be in.


When you install new programs, choose custom install & you can change the default location & install the file on the 1TB drive.

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Vtube
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RE: Win10 move personal folders to another drive

Here is the steps you can take in order to have all your windows and contents onto the other drive.

This a Tutorial after that i cloned my HDD to the SSD

hope it helps

https://youtu.be/_9h0i3WEOkE

If you have any question dont hesitate

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