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Long Live the SSD

If you have an SSD (operating system) and a HDD on your computer and want to extend the life of your SSD then you can use this guide:

STEP 1 (User folders)

The User folders are the following:

To move the User Folders is very easy:

Select the folder (i.e. Desktop) and click the right button of the mouse.

Select 'Location' ans set the new forlder with the 'Move...' button.

(i,e. you can set D:\Users\xxxxxx\Desktop)

This reduces the space/size and the number of write opeation in the SSD (increasing the life of the SSD)

To reset  special folder to original state you can read the following article (after 7 Aug 2017)

STEP 2 (Special folders)

There are several special folder. I.E. is AppData where the programs store data etc....

Will be better to move this folder to HDD.

To see all special folders you can use the program NK2Edit

To move these folders you can write the command by windows (DOS shell) or use a program.

The best programs are the following:

Steam Mover
Applicazion Mover
Hard Link Shell Extension
Linkmagic (recommended)

if you want to use the windows command you can use:

(i.e.  I want to copy AppData folder from C to D)

Open CMD command as administrator

The command is Mklink

in the our case

copy the folder from C:\Users\xxxxxx\AppData to D:\Users\xxxxxx\AppData

Rename the folder from C:\Users\xxxxxx\AppData  to C:\Users\xxxxxx\AppData_TEMP

mklink /J "C:\Users\xxxxxx\AppData" "D:\Users\xxxxxx\AppData"

if all run you can remove the folder C:\Users\xxxxxx\AppData_TEMP

Obviously, when you move the AppData folder you have to use an altering administrator account.