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Dual Hard Drive Issue

By gpirnatjr ·
Is it possible to transfer programs and files between my dual 60gig hard drives. I have a new Sony GRV680, and need to move my large files from my 13gig c-drive to my 47gig d-drive. Might seem basic, but I am new to this.

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by cul8rm8e In reply to Dual Hard Drive Issue

theres no problem in moving any files you want to another drive ie: C to E, there will only be an issue if you want to move any installed programs to another drive ie: where - start,program files are.

this can stil be done by moving the (programfiles )folder over to your other drive and go to properties of each shortcut (for each program installed) under start,program files and change the path to your .exe files from ie: c:\program files\my program to e:\program files\my program

e being drive your moving to.

hope this helps!

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by William Jay In reply to Dual Hard Drive Issue

Howdy,

Moving programs is tricky, because installation routines add entries to the windows registry, (ex: AppPaths), so sometimes it makes sense to create a zip archive of the original Program Files\<program name> directory, then uninstall the program, then re-install the program onto the new drive, and then unzip the aforementioned archive onto that new directory structure. It depends mainly on if there are customizations you want to save, or data. If you have saved your created content to a folder like My Documents, then just uninstall a program and reinstall it fresh on the new drive. . .

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by Deadly Ernest In reply to Dual Hard Drive Issue

The first answers are good, but you cannot move the operating system files and many of the Microsoft files in the 'Program Files' folder, the applications will always look for them in c:\ProgramFiles.

But if you problem is due to lack of space onc: try checking the Recycling Bin properties and reduce it from 10% to 1% and if your system has a 'Restore' capabilities adjust its properties to a much lower level of space set aside. Another thing to give you space is to set your temp file and 'Internet Temporary Files' to be on d: and reduce the space for the Internet Temporary Files.

The virtual memory can easily be set to another drive via 'Control Panel', 'System' and give you a lot more space.


BTW Restore and Recycling Bin can stop you from being able to use up to 30% of your drive.

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by pierrejamme In reply to Dual Hard Drive Issue

Powerquest makes a product called "Drive Copy" (costs about $50 and worth every penny), http://www.powerquest.com/drivecopy/ , that I have used many times to copy the entire C: drive to a bigger drive. It doesn't take very long. You connect the new drive as a slave, run the program, shutdown and remove old drive, change jumpers to master on new drive and Wallah you have a new perfect copy of your old C: drive.

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