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Windows 8/Move Programs Folder to another drive


Good morning,

I installed an SSD drive and want to use this for the OS (Windows 8) and some games, so they run faster.

All the other programs ( and Documents, Pictures etc. Folders )should go to the hard drive (now D:\).

How would I achieve this and are there any drawbacks.

Thank you for your help.


You can change the location of your personal folders by going to C:\Users\yourusename\ and right-click Documents, Properties, and the Location tab.

There are no real "drawbacks", other than the fact that those files will be accessed at HDD speeds and not SSD speeds, but it can be necessary if your SSD is very small.

Feel free to follow up with any additional questions you might have.

Good luck!

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