Windows 10: How to move an existing user from HDD to a SSD

Discus and support How to move an existing user from HDD to a SSD in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; I upgraded my laptop and installed a SSD keeping my HDD installed. I made a new Windows installation on the SSD and created a new user for myself, but... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by sirtifos, Mar 22, 2020.

  1. sirtifos Win User

    How to move an existing user from HDD to a SSD


    I upgraded my laptop and installed a SSD keeping my HDD installed. I made a new Windows installation on the SSD and created a new user for myself, but my brother would like to move his user account with all his files, folders, preferences etc from HDD to SDD. Is this possible? I suppose just moving the C:\Users folder wouldn't be correct, right?

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    sirtifos, Mar 22, 2020
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  2. Copying Windows 10 to new SSD from existing HDD while upgrading to SSD from HDD.

    Hi,

    I'm thinking about updating my 2 years old laptop from HDD to SSD. Since my HDD is still in working condition, I plan to use it as an external HDD. I have a pre-installed Windows 10 Home on my laptop.
    Is it possible for me to transfer it to the new SSD while upgrading? If then please tell me the steps to follow.

    Thanks and Regards,

    Arjun.
     
    Arjun Dinesh, Mar 22, 2020
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  3. Relocation of User Profile Folders from SSD to HDD

    I have just recently purchased an HP Pavilion 590-p0054 DT PC from Best Buy with a 128GB SSD and a 1TB HDD; currently, I’m using the Toshiba 4TB HDD on the PC.

    Frankly, a few of my personal files would get saved up to the SSD. So, what’s the best way of relocating those files, as well as all the User profile folders from the SSD to the HDD?
     
    mistrette1985, Mar 22, 2020
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  4. Rohit_R Win User

    How to move an existing user from HDD to a SSD

    Relocation of User Profile Folders from SSD to HDD

    Hi,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    Most of the manufacturers install Windows Operating system on the SSD rather than HDD. As it provides boost in performance and get fast boot for the Operating system.

    Hence, the preferable drive for Windows OS to save its files would be SSD. That is reason personal files and User profile folders are saved in SSD. The user profile folder gets created where the Windows OS is installed.



    You can try to change the saved location for the applications at the time of installation. However, for the relocation of User profile folders from SSD to HDD is not possible. This might cause few error which may crash Windows.



    You can install/save all the third party applications on HDD by changing its saved location at the time of installation. In that way, only Operating files and system files will be present in SSD and the rest you can move to HDD.



    Hope it helps.



    Rohit Raina

    Microsoft Community - Moderator
     
    Rohit_R, Mar 22, 2020
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