[SOLVED] how to clone ssd to hdd but not the os?

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so a few months ago i built my first pc and at the time i only had an ssd, so in the mean time i installed everything on it (windows, games, and general programs) now that iv got a 4tb hdd i want to move everything but windows from the ssd to the new 4tb hdd.
so all i want on the ssd is windows, and everything else on the 4tb hdd.
and would it be better to just do a fresh install of everything? e.g do a system recovery. I dont want to do that as it will takes forever, and i dont want to lose all of my saved data of my games?
both of the drive are WD ssd is 250gb and the hdd is 4tb
any help would be much appreciated.
thanks.
 

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"move everything but windows from the ssd to the new 4tb hdd "

What you seek cannot be done.
You can't split things like that.

If your games are Steam, you can move those to the new 4TB.
To move an already installed game
Games library
Right click the game
Properties
Local Files
Move Install Folder


All your other personal files (Doc/Video/Music/etc) can be moved to other locations.
You other programs cannot be moved. They'd need to be Uninstalled, and then reinstalled on the new 4TB.
 

USAFRet

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Mar 16, 2013
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"move everything but windows from the ssd to the new 4tb hdd "

What you seek cannot be done.
You can't split things like that.

If your games are Steam, you can move those to the new 4TB.
To move an already installed game
Games library
Right click the game
Properties
Local Files
Move Install Folder


All your other personal files (Doc/Video/Music/etc) can be moved to other locations.
You other programs cannot be moved. They'd need to be Uninstalled, and then reinstalled on the new 4TB.
 
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