Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I like to use my SSD bootdisk for programs only and have all data on another drive. That's easier for backup too.

share|improve this question
    
This question has been answered in many forms already. –  user3463 May 15 '12 at 7:57

2 Answers 2

If by data you mean you "Users" profile, then there is this

http://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/change-windows-default-user-profile-directory/

Usual caveats apply:

Create backup of the data !

Restore Point(s)

And Preferably image the Drive prior to relocating the data

share|improve this answer

The best way to do this would be to make an unattended Windows Setup answer file using System Image Manager from the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, where you can specify many different things for a customised Windows installation.

However, the whole process is quite involved for people unfamiliar with it, and there are a lot of options to wade through.

System Image Manager


Of course, you can always remove the default Library locations instead, and make the default save locations on your secondary hard drive, which would be a lot easier.

Just right-click the Library in the left-hand panel and select Properties. Select the default locations and press Remove, and then add your location(s) from your secondary drive, using the 'Include a folder' button. If you add more than one location, you need to select one of them as the default save location.

share|improve this answer
    
"Of course, you can ......." I thought I noticed that the libraries kept initiating the old locations. Can you give some more specific steps for your recommended move to another drive? Thanks –  UniqueHorn May 15 '12 at 13:20
    
@UniqueHorn: I added some instructions on doing that. –  paradroid May 15 '12 at 14:10

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.