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24-Feb-2011, 03:32 PM #1
Moving App Data files to HD
To relieve my overcrowed C Drive, I want to move the 36gb of App Data (folder) that is now on my C drive to my External HD. But I am afraid I will disturb many Applications that point to files within my App Data folder in its current location. Is there some safe way to do this? Any help is appreciated? Jerry (Vista 32-bit)
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24-Feb-2011, 11:19 PM #2
Doesn't matter which drive the programs are installed on, they will still use the AppData folder in the Users profile. That is where user specific data is stored.

I'd be investigating why the folder is so large. Could just be the Temp folder hasn't been emptied in a while.
Have you empted the Temp folder recently?
Click Start, type %temp% in the search bpox and press Enter.
Delete everything in that folder (some files/folders might not delete, that's normal, just skip them).

If that's not it, use one of these to see what is using all the space in the AppData folder
Hard Drive space usage
WinDIRStat
TreeSize Free
Space Sniffer
Disk Detective
JDiskReport
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