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SSD and HDD help

Odis24

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My first build and I have both an SSD and an HDD and I booted the ssd first to have the OS run off of it as well as some other stuff. How do I switch to the hdd as my main storage and not lose anything?
 

Xyos

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Do you want to re-format the old HDD to remove windows and use it as a pure storage drive? Or do you want to simply point "My Documents", "My Music" etc to the other drive?

I'll answer both. If you want a simple storage drive with windows removed first I suggest backing up important files on the SSD or flash drive (leaving big games that can be re-installed, dont forget save files!), then using windows diskmgmt.msc to format the 2nd drive, and create a new partition volume for files, then move your stuff back (type diskmgmt.msc in windows search bar to access).

If you just want to re-direct your folders to 2nd drive, in the file explorer, right click "Documents" on left side, go to "Properties", and delete the current directories pointing to the C: drive, then add new ones that point to the "2nd" drive.
 

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Well I want the HDD to be the main storage for files but also any gaming that I do, I want it to save on my HDD not my SSD.
 

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My instructions will let you do that depending on what choice you make about the 2nd OS.
 

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If I switch the boot order and boot the HDD first instead of the SSD, will I still have all my stuff on my SSD?
 

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