Can Make Separate Libraries For Each Hard Drive?

Jan 11, 2014

I have 4 hard drives in my build, is there a way I can make separate libraries for each hard drive. Meaning the libraries category you see in the quick launch or task bar. I would love to have the full library for each hard drive.

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Mar 19, 2014

I have put together a PC for the first time. It' POSTs and All is well. I have installed a SSD 250G drive as my primary drive with windows 8.1 install. Also have a 1.0 Terbyte Hard Disk for storage. How do I make sure that all data files(downloads, applications, etc) are sent to the hard drive.

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I tried to add my Photos library on my data HDD to my Pictures library, then went to the Photos app, but it only showed blank boxes for the various folders. It didn't show any pics, except for one single pic in one single folder in that whole library.

What do I need to do?

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Jan 22, 2014

The last time I tried to organize the default libraries located at user/name/docs etc in my Tablet I messed up had multiple locations showing folders like music, documents etc .

This is what I would like to do:

I have created 2 extra partitions E : and F : I would like my Data( like .PST) and Document folders to be in E and my entertainment folders like music, videos etc to be located in F:

The last time I did this I created the folders in E and F drives then included them in the libraries, this truly messed up file explorer with "duplicate entries" .

a) Is the best way to just relocate the default library folders in User to other drives ie going to Properties /location etc
b) Is it possible to delete the default folders in User , create folders in other drives then include them in the library ? in this case the folders wont be associated with user/name?

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Last time when I was using windows xp, 7 and vista on my old pc. Whenever my pc hangs/freezes I used to be able to perform a hard shutdown and know that there won't be any real consequences.

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edit: I realize also this isn't directly related to Windows 8 (besides the fact it's the OS I'm on), but I don't know where else to post it. I'd also like to say that I had a really deep feeling the drive was going to break continually for about two weeks before it happened, so if you have a similar feeling about something, don't ignore it!

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Couldn't I just swap out the old HDD with the new SSD and boot with the recovery stick and do a full recovery back to the new SSD?

Also, however I do this, recover or image backup/restore, do I need to do some type of SSD alignment? I can't find a clear answer on that.

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May 9, 2013

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I built my own PC last year and I've done several OS upgrades in that time frame. First I started with windows 7 basic which I then promptly upgraded to 7 ultimate because my university offered upgrades for $7. I then upgraded to 8 when it first came out and then 8.1 too. I put a new SSD in my PC and copied all my 8.1 data on to it I then turned the old SSD in to a second boot drive for OS X. I'm having problems with 8.1. I wanted to create a repair drive to hopefully root out and fix whatever is causing windows explorer to crash. It's not a virus I've made sure of that. I have a feeling whatever caused this happened when I upgraded to 8.1 and then copied over the SSD. What my product key is for 8.1 pro i just found the email microsoft sent me with my windows 8 key but i have no disc.

when i followed the instructions to make a recovery drive it told me that some of the required files are missing and to use a windows installation disc or media which is a problem because all my windows 8 upgrades have been done online.

also my PC currently doesn't have a disc drive i removed it because i only ever used it to install windows 7 basic.

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This is how it was setup. What I would like to do is to partition the amount of space i have from c drive into another drive.

Can manage to partition some hard drive space over to another driver letter, if i do a fresh install of windows, will this new drive be formatted too?

(Just asking this because when I owned a desktop computer, I had two drives. A c-drive and a d-drive. When I re-installed windows 7 on the desktop, all my files were still available on the d-drive, hence asking the above last question).

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My HP laptop computer glitched up yesterday so I factory resetted it.

Just today, it finished, and I went to install some games on it.

While I was about to install BF4, it said that there was not enough disk space, so I went to my "THIS PC".

It said that I only had 4.18GB available out of 99.6GB.

When I purchased my laptop, it came with 1TB. And I have been using 1TB up until now. But it randomly shrunk by 900GB. WTF!?

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I have:

Short form: Why did my hard drive literally SHRINK 900GB!?

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