Windows 10: Can I transfer Windows to a new drive, but keep some files on another drive?

Discus and support Can I transfer Windows to a new drive, but keep some files on another drive? in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I purchased a Samsung SSD with the intent to transfer Windows to it, and keep my games on the hard drive. When I started looking on the internet, I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by ys1219, May 22, 2020.

  1. ys1219 Win User

    Can I transfer Windows to a new drive, but keep some files on another drive?


    I purchased a Samsung SSD with the intent to transfer Windows to it, and keep my games on the hard drive. When I started looking on the internet, I only found things about transferring everything over, but I just want to transfer Windows. The SSD I bought is a 120gb drive, but i already used 200+ gigs on my HDD. Is there a way that I can just transfer over Windows without any other files?

    :)
     
    ys1219, May 22, 2020
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  2. LonGun Win User

    Need Help Files Transfer

    I have a computer running Windows XP Home Edition. That computer has two internal HDDs:

    The 1st HDD is C:\ that running Windows. And it has 20GB total of capacity.
    The 2nd HDD is D:\ that is empty. And it has 90GB total of capacity.

    The C:\ drive is almost run out of space (full). Is there a way I can transfer everything in the C:\ drive to the D:\ drive and begin to use the D:\ drive from there on as primary drive?
    Can the Windows Files Transfer feature in XP transfer everything I have in C:\ to D:\? If it cannot, then which way can I use to perform the above step?

    Thank you.
     
    LonGun, May 22, 2020
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  3. exterior hard drive usable?

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community.

    I suggest you to follow the below steps and check if it helps.

    • Plug USB hard drive into old computer.
    • Open File Explorer (Win+E) and open the USB drive.
    • Open another File Explorer window and open your documents folder.
    • Drag files to the USB drive.
    • Move drive to new computer.
    • Drag files to their new homes in the matching documents/pictures/videos/whatever folders you use to organize.
    Please let us know if you have any further issues. in uploading/ transferring data.

    Thanks.
     
    Anil Madishetty, May 22, 2020
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  4. Can I transfer Windows to a new drive, but keep some files on another drive?

    How to stop File History on the old drive and start File History on a new drive?

    I use the external drive
    for File History and have a lot of information there. I want to restart the File History process on a new drive and place the previous File History drive off-site.

    Please suggest the steps to stop File History on the old drive and start File History on a new drive.
     
    CindyRomero, May 22, 2020
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