I have a 50gb SSD harddisk with windows 7 installed on it. I did this for performance for my windows installation and the related applications (Visual Studio, etc). In a projects folder I also store my solution files.
I also have a 2TB normal hard disk for storage and backup purposes.
However, I faced a lot of disk usage. I decided to move parts of my windows installation to the 2TB disk. This is data of which I think is used rarely.
However, Windows does not support changing paths to some common folders. Therefore I have used the following techniques to move rarely used data to the storage disk:
C:\InstallerSymbolic Link to
E:\Windows\Installer: Moved 10GB
C:\pagefile.sysconfigured to be stored at
E:\disk: Moved 6GB
C:\MSOCache\Symbolic link to
E:\MSOCache: Moved 2GB
Does anyone know any more parts of the windows installation that are rarely used but cannot be deleted, that can be safely moved to another disk (possibly by using Symbolic Links)?
Does anyone know of any risks I take by moving this data to another disk?
Note that I have already moved my pagefile and disabled the hibernation file.
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