Transferring 'Documents and Settings' from C:Drive

  dregn 18:24 18 May 2005

My PC has two HDDs and is running WIN XP Pro.The system files reside on the C: drive as usual.
I am considering moving 'Docs&Settings' to the second drive. My reasoning is that the C: Drive will be less fragmented and speed will be maintained.
Am I deluding myself or is this a good idea ?

Any advice or opinions much appreciated.


  Fingees 18:34 18 May 2005

I don't tink it can be done, as the files are actually used, and the system would not know where to find them.

There is nothing wrong with defragging occasionally, although unless you have a very small drive, it shouldn't cause any problems, certainly not to reduce speed significantly.

  fred 20:15 18 May 2005

The documents can simply be copied from one drive to the other via copy/paste or drag and drop. 'Tis then easy to place a shortcut to the destination folder on the desktop

  wednesday 13 21:02 18 May 2005

Yes, the good old copy and paste should do the trick, although it may take a while depending on how full the file is

  dregn 07:07 19 May 2005

Many thanks for your help. I hope to try your suggestions this weekend.

  David4637 14:16 19 May 2005

Surely he wants to move the docs NOT copy them? You can move them, even though they are probably system based. Some one needs to advise you the moving aspect? David

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