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How To Move The Windows Folder To A Different Drive?

I have two small hard drives. However, i store all my files on the boot drive. This makes the boot drive very slow. I've read before that it's possible to move a folder to a different drive and make ...
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Vudu and Spotify Download Location

Vudu and Spotify both store the offline/downloaded files in 'AppData/Roaming' and I have maxed out my 'C' Drive. I want to move it to my larger 'D' Drive. I looked up what to do and all over the ...
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Moving Windows folders around with Junction links (mklink)

Space on my SSD is running pretty low, and there seems to be a 19GB folder in Windows that sticks out (%windir%\Installer) and cannot be safely deleted (as explained here: ...
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How can I make alias for desktop folder on XP?

I don't want other users save file to system drive, how can I make a direct link of desktop folder to another folder?
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Windows 10 Upgrade and Junctions

I have a 465 GB SSD and a 4 TB HDD in my Windows 7 Ultimate x64 machine. I have a junction (not symlink) that points C:\Users to D:\Users. Does anyone know if the Windows 10 upgrade will still ...
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How Can Save list of files with DIR except Junctions? [duplicate]

HiDIR of windows CMDI want a LIST (shortname & date & size) of *.txt files (Hidden & System & ...) in win drive with DIR.BUT except junctions.Thank u.
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Update junction in Windows 8.1

I'm doing this: net stop wuauserv then: rename c:\windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old and then: mklink E:\windows\SoftwareDistribution \D I'm doing \d in the end because ...
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Can I create a shortcut which points to a specific drive regardless of its drive letter?

I noticed that I cannot use \\?\Volume{f993747a-5d7a-4de1-a97a-c20c1af1ba02}\path\to\target or \Device\HarddiskVolume5\path\to\target as shortcut targets—it won't work. It only works when I use drive ...
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Win 7 Create Folder Junction from Desktop to inside Dropbox Folder

I'm not asking how it can be done, I already know how to; MKLNK /j C:\Users\<username>\Desktop C:\Users\<username>\Dropbox\Desk What I want to know is whether or not I should. I know ...
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read-only NTFS junction point or symlink

On our file server, we have a directory, lets say S:\, that is shared out as \\server\share. This share is mounted (mapped) by our app server, as say M:\ = \\server\share We use a particular ...
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Do “child object” ACL changes through Explorer traverse junctions/symlinks?

Does the option to.. "Replace all child object permission entries with inheritable permission entries from this object" ..traverse through symbolic links and junctions? I'm trying to debug ...
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Create Junction point for Program Files (x86) on functioning system

Recently I found that my lowly 128GB SSD was filling up to the point where I had to uninstall old games to install new games. That wasn't bad until I had to install some other applications for actual ...
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Duplicated Junction Folder

Using Cobian Backup, I backed up my home folder and neglected to deselect "Include Junctions." I now have a recursive Application Data folder filling my entire backup drive: ...
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In Windows 7, are junctions keyed to the drive?

I have windows 7 on my C drive. I have a 2nd D drive that is a larger storage drive. I currently have several junctions on my C drive that point to my 2nd D drive. Now I want to get a bigger 2nd ...
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Windows 7 User profiles not functioning after SSD > HDD move

Windows 7 x64 Home P. OEM I decided to move my Users and ProgramData folders onto my secondary disk to save SSD space. I booted into "repair" mode on the windows DVD. Both drives are NTFS. The drives ...
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NTFS Junction Point from HDD to SSD, will it cause performance bottleneck? (steam game relocation)

Can an NTFS Junction Point between HDDs cause a bottleneck? Or will the junction be cached in memory? Specifically, I want to install Steam on a magnetic HDD. This means all the games will be ...
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Why doesn't XCOPY copy my junctions?

I'm trying to copy a Users Directory with XCOPY, but parts of it are not working. (I'm running as Administrator, in a command prompt which was started with Run As Administrator) The user directory ...
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Can mklink make portable links?

Is there any way to create portable links in NTFS using mklink? Or it there a better solution? I want to be able to distribute an application in a zip file or folder copy where there is one "real" ...
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MKLINK vs. Junction.exe

SysInternals has a program junction.exe that creates Junctions (aka. reparse points, aka. symlinks) in Windows. However, Windows also comes with a mklink which seems to do the same thing. Is there a ...
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Is a junction point effective in decreasing write cycles of SSD?

Since SSDs have a limited life cycle and I have one experience of an SSD crash, I decided to be proactive and avoid writes. I moved all my data to an HDD. I understood from various people that ...
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Relative junctions

I would like to create junctions that are based on the relative path? This way when I copy a folder all the junctions contained within are copied and point to valid data(Which is in the parent ...
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I can't delete a directory inside a junctioned directory

So this is the deal. A couple of days ago I moved my profile folder C:\Documents and Settings\fmunoz to a different drive D:\fmunoz. Today, I created a directory in my desktop using the ...
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Move directories in C:\Windows to D:? (by means of junction point)

Can I move the following directories from C:\Windows to D:, and replace them with a junction point? Microsoft.NET assembly $hf_mig$ Installer
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How to create a link to Dropbox folder?

I've moved My Documents to another drive. Windows still shows My Documents in C:\Users\Username\My Documents and links this to D:\... Can I do the same with my Dropbox folder? I want a virtual ...
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Creating symbolic link to new location after moving C:\Windows\Installer to D: partition

I am trying to make some space on my C: partition, an SSD drive, by moving the C:\Windows\Installer partition to the D: drive (following this guide). The last step is: Launch a Command Prompt (as ...
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Windows : how to know if a symbolic link still works

I have lots of symbolic links (windows 7). How to know if there are working or if they are dead (ie original file has been deleted/moved/renamed) ? I tried if not exist mylink.txt echo The link is ...
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Moving Windows\winsxs\Backup to another drive

I've installed an SSD and for a number of big directories (e.g. Users\me\Downloads), I've been able to use the Sysinternals "junction" command to create a hard link on C: that references a copy of the ...
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How do I create a junction on Win8?

I tried the following: C:\Users\Chloe\Documents>dir /a "My Music" Volume in drive C is OS Volume Serial Number is 808A-8F0B Directory of C:\Users\Chloe\Documents\My Music File Not Found ...
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Dropbox won't detect edited files using Remote GIT bare repository folder and ssh

Here's the situation... I develop under windows8 and I have some projects, every project, with a specific local git repository For each local repository I have a remote bare repository on my VPS (I ...
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Windows XP/7 copy command line involving junction

I have a batch script which needs to work with Windows XP (for the time being) and Windows 7. The script also copies a link to the Windows Desktop. copy /Y path\to\the\link.lnk ...
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Windows 7 Service Pack 1 with NTFS Junctions: ERROR_NOT_SAME_DEVICE(0x80070011)

I have a quick question about installing Windows 7 Service Pack 1 with NTFS Junctions in place. I keep getting this error: ERROR_NOT_SAME_DEVICE(0x80070011). Now from what I researched online it is ...
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List all files and dirs without recursion with junctions

Is there a native|portable tool that can give me an unicode (or at least system local-compatible) list of all files and directories under a path recursively, without recursing into junction points or ...
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Give access to a subdirectory without giving access to parent directories

I have a scenario involving a Windows file server where the "owner" wants to dole out permissions to a group of users of the following sort: \\server\dir1\dir2\dir3: read, write and execute ...
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Can I use junction.exe to make a link from a folder that already exists, to another folder?

Every time I tried using junction on an existing folder, I was given an error message that the folder already exist. Is there some sort of special command that can handle this? Example for clarity: ...
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Proper upgrade path for Windows 7 to Windows 8 when the directory setup is non-standard

I have both a HDD and a SSD in my computer and after installing Windows I moved things around a little to ensure that the OS is on the SSD but my user profile resides on the SSD (with a few ...
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remote symbolic link / junction

Might be a pretty obvious one but have had some trouble finding solid answers. I have a directory on a windows network share containing different versions of an application. I would like to have a ...
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Consequences of physically moving My Documents folder to Desktop folder?

What possible consequences (i.e. system instability / some programs failing) I can get if I'd create a junction point that points from My Documents to Desktop\My Documents? Currently, I have two ...
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How do I mklink junction + move content from C:\Program Files to D:\Program Files?

I have a few applications that absolutely refuse to install into anything but C:\Program Files or C:\Program Files(x86). Changing the registry keys for default install folders doesn't seem to provide ...
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Windows 7 x64 - Junctions

I've created a junction from a folder on the C: drive to a folder on a different drive. For some reason the data in the C folder is still being stored / written to the C drive folder, but also into ...
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I want to move winsxs folder to another drive. Possible? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can winsxs be moved and if so how? My SSD is running out of space. The winsxs folder is by far the biggest holder of space. So I wanted to move the folder to another ...
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Moving folders to another drive under Win7 using junction

I plan to install an msata SSD drive on my notebook to hold windows and programs, while keeping data files, the users directory, etc. on the old HD. It would be easier if I could continue to refer to ...
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Scenario - NTFS Symbolic Link or Junction?

Differences ┌───────────────┬──────────┬──────────┬──────┬───────────┬─────┐ │ │ Absolute │ Relative │ File │ Directory │ UNC │ ...
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IIS 6 FTP Junctions “volume label syntax is incorrect”

I have created a junction in Windows to give isolated folder access to several users. However, I receive the following error when trying to list the files whilst connected via MS IIS 6.0 FTP server: ...
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Can you link an NTFS junction point to a directory on a Network Attached Storage?

I'm using Windows, and I want to use Dropbox to back up a folder outside my Dropbox directory. So I want to create a junction point from my target directory to my Dropbox folder. Accoding to the ...
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Can someone make sense out of “Hard Links and Junctions” article from MSDN?

At Hard Links and Junctions MSDN article one can read the following: A hard link is the file system representation of a file by which more than one path references a single file in the same ...
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Windows Junction / Move File Issues

I am working on a computer where I am moving C:\Users\User to D:\Users\User and I am going to create a junction. All files moved successfully during the move except: My Pictures My Videos ...
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How do I get Windows 7 to recognize a Junctioned User folder?

I'd like to junction or hard-link my C:\Users[me]\ folder to a folder on my D: drive for space reasons. This has worked for me in the past, but after a recent reformat/reinstall of Win7 x64, Windows ...
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How is the “AppData\Local\Application Data\” directory linked?

I deleted "AppData\Local\Application Data\" from my profile and I want to create the link again. My problem is that if I create an mklink to %localappdata%, it behaves differently than the original: ...
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Are junctions affected if the drive is formatted?

I was trying to relocate my user profiles, so that they are not affected by any problems occuring in the drive on which the operating system is stored. I've managed to move user profiles using ...
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Is there a way to delete a dependent junction(s) point when we delete the target folder?

The situation would be something like this: Target directory: Target Junction Points: Jun1 → Target Jun2 → Target What is the best way to delete the junction points if I delete the ...