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2015/03/11 09:27:57 (permalink)
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Advice with my hard drives.

Is there anyway i can rename my drives to switch the files so i don't have to re-install everything again? 
 
Thanks, Adam.
 
post edited by Adum - 2015/03/11 09:37:46

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    Re: Advice with my hard drives. 2015/03/11 09:31:13 (permalink)
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    Re: Advice with my hard drives. 2015/03/11 09:42:32 (permalink)
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    What you want to do/achieve is not clear?

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    Re: Advice with my hard drives. 2015/03/11 09:45:55 (permalink)
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    I want to move my directory files to a faster hard drive by copy and pasting so i don't have to re-install everything?

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    Re: 2015/03/11 09:48:00 (permalink)
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    It sounds like he wants to have everything backed up on a seperate partition rather than an external hard drive but yes I'm not 100% sure what he is after either.

    Renaming and partitioning hard drives is done at the installation stage though so I dont think it can be done without installing from scratch
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    Re: 2015/03/11 09:50:31 (permalink)
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    I have installed all my program files onto which seems to be a slow drive. 
    I wanted to know whether it was possible to literally drag and drop the files on the drive via "my computer" onto the free/faster drive and then maybe swap the drive file-names over so it recognizes them?
    post edited by Adum - 2015/03/11 09:51:42

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    Re: 2015/03/11 09:52:30 (permalink)
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    Yes you need to clone the disc. Various programs will do it. I use Acronis TrueImage for backup tasks & this has a clone disc utility built in

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    Re: 2015/03/11 09:55:06 (permalink)
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    ah - I think the edit now makes the above redundant!
     
     
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    Re: 2015/03/11 10:00:07 (permalink)
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    Adum
    I have installed all my program files onto which seems to be a slow drive. 
    I wanted to know whether it was possible to literally drag and drop the files on the drive via "my computer" onto the free/faster drive and then maybe swap the drive file-names over so it recognizes them?




    No that will not work. Installing a program creates all of the registry entries which will be unaffected by program files being moved from 1 drive to another
     
    This might help
    http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/how-to/windows/3500581/how-move-program-files-folder-in-windows/
     
    post edited by PartyBoy - 2015/03/11 10:02:29

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