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  • Hello there,

    I am running out of space on my Windows drive and have a documents partition which is much larger. Technically everything stores on the C drive relating to user data is classed as documents in my view so I wondered if it were safe to migrate the data in C:\Users to a different partition or C:\Users\User\AppData to recoupe some space?

    Alternatively I could enlarge the size of the partition using third party software.

    What are your thoughts?

    Sunday, May 27, 2018 1:08 PM

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    Richard Mueller - MVP Enterprise Mobility (Identity and Access)

    Sunday, May 27, 2018 6:05 PM

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  • Hi!

    I believe you cannot move the AppData folder to another drive. Moving AppData folder to another drive might cause system stability. 

    This is because the "AppData" or Application data folder is a hidden folder in Windows. The purpose of this folder is to protect user data and settings from any unwanted change or deletion. The folder contains many important data such as program settings, IE cookies, toolbar settings, IE browsing history, temporary files created by applications, Libraries, send to items, templates and many more.

    In Windows 10 there are a few folders under "C:\Users\User" that have a "Location" property. What you could do is to right click them then choose "Location" to move them manually.

    The folders below have the "location" option under "C:\Users\User"

    • 3D Objects
    • Contacts
    • Documents
    • Favourites
    • Links
    • Music
    • Pictures
    • Saved Games
    • Searches
    • Videos

    See if this helps.

    Best regards,
    Leon


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    Sunday, May 27, 2018 1:29 PM
  • This forum is for questions and discussions about the TechNet Wiki. You also ask here:

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    Richard Mueller - MVP Enterprise Mobility (Identity and Access)

    Sunday, May 27, 2018 6:05 PM