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Change storage locations of windows files.

Change storage locations of windows files.

Change storage locations of windows files.

(OP)
Howdy all,

Looking to change the storage locations of win10 update and/or restore point files. The machine in question is an MSI gaming computer with near inadequate storage space on the C: drive. I expect another year or two of use will cramp the C: a little too much. There's a huge terabyte on the D:

Any Ideas would be greatly appeciated.


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RE: Change storage locations of windows files.

You can do what I did, follow these instructions to move the USER folders (Documents,Downloads,etc.) to another drive. Found Here

You can also setup swap files to be on the second hard drive. Swapfile.

You shouldn't move restore point from the drive the shadow copy is for, but you can reduce the number of restore points by limiting the space allocated for restore points.


RE: Change storage locations of windows files.

Currently restore points are 100% tied to the partition they are made on and cannot be moved.

it used to be possible to move the storage location for Windows Update by using a symbolic link, but this is apparently not possible with W10 due to the way Windows Update now works (but I haven't tried it, so cannot confirm that this is really the case)

RE: Change storage locations of windows files.

(OP)
How are ya rclarke250 ...
As a matter of personal preference, I never use the system folders anyway. Also, any mention of a swapfile is the reason I have 16.0 GB of ram on each of my machines.

Gaming computers typically choke the c: drive, as well as turn off restore points. Noticing a little buggy behavior prompts me to turn restore points back on. But alas ...

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RE: Change storage locations of windows files.

Yep, I agree, my first gaming computer had a 90GB SSD for C:, I have since moved up to 2 Samsung 500GB EVO in raid 0 for my C: drive and my life is a whole lot better. :)

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