I've recently purchased a new SSD, on which I've installed Windows 7 (64-bit).
I have already moved my 'Users' directory off the SSD, and onto a 1 TB HDD (which will be where the majority of my programs and resources will lie) using this as a guide.
I was hoping to move my Program Files + Program Files (x86) directories onto the 1 TB drive, and attaching junctions to allow it to keep working, with only a couple of programs (Firefox, Visual Studio) remaining on the SSD. However, I am unaware if doing so will cause any unintended side-effects (ie, badly coded installers freaking out, running out of space on the SSD from other locations, etc).
So the question boils down to:
- Will moving my Program Files directories onto another hard drive cause any problems, either immediately, or in the future?
- Are there any more obvious folders I should be moving off the main SSD?