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    Hi members,
    I have partitioned my new laptop as recommended by more experienced, knowledgeable members here. Other than moving ‘My documents, music, picture, video and roaming files’ to the DATA PARTITION [F drive], what else is there to move?
    DATA FILES
    1. Should RECYCLE BIN be in C drive or F drive?

    2. I intend to install WIN AMP; is there any file to move over to F drive?

    3. I intend to install ‘MS LIVE ESSENTIAL’ and/or THUNDERBIRD; What files should be moved to F drive?

    4. Browsers [IE, Firefox]; any files to move over to F drive?

    IMAGING
    Can each partition be imaged separately by WIN7 imaging tool?


    Thank you
    Spec

    Win7 home premium, 320GB SATA HDD

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    1. Recycle is drive specific and cannot be moved.
    2. Winamp saves your data in a local database. I would check the Winamp forums for location and move info.
    3. Ditto for email data. Check the relevant forums.
    4. Browsers mainly use temporary storage which should not be moved.
    Favourites are stored in different locations which may be able to be moved.
    IE uses %userprofile%\Favorites. Click Start > Run and type %userprofile% to see the location.
    Firefox saves them in bookmark.html. See this link for details.

    Partitions are always imaged independently.

    cheers, Paul

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    thank you. i will check the net for more info. hope other loungers can share how they deal with email in partitioned computer. if any loungers know of any good articles dealing with email/partitions, would appreciate you to share it.

    thank you.
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    Here are the folder I moved to my Data (D) partition:

    [attachment=90399Drive.png]

    There may be others, but this encompasses most of the larger consumption data.As you can see the IE favorites are included. So far I have not figured out where Google Chrome stores it's bookmarks, so do not know if these can be moved.

    I do not know about the Win 7 Imaging as I use Acronis True Image Home 2010 and 2011 (2 separate PC's). Using Acronis I can Image any or all my partitions, and can restore any or all as I see fit. When I create a new Image (any time I make a change) I usually let Acronis Image all 3 partitions as it does not add much to the Imaging time frame. I generally Image all partitions, then restore just the OS (C Drive in my case) partition when the need arises (It seems to arise periodically as I spend time "playing: with my system so much, Oh Well). Since my data drive is not very full, Imaging works for it. With a lot of data, I would not use Imaging, just incremental changes to back up to my Ext USB HD.
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    See Backup your programs,system files, and settings for a description of how Windows Backup handles multiple partitions.

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    Visit my homepage (the link is in my signature) for more information of partitioning, backup, etc.
    Create a fresh drive image before making system changes, in case you need to start over!

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    Ted:
    I noticed in your reply's picture that you have a Programs folder on your data drive.
    Somewhere (over the rainbow) I had gotten the idea that the OS and installed programs
    should be on the OS's drive, so that one didn't have to reinstall programs when recovering
    the OS.

    I must be missing something. Can you explain your rationale please.

    Thanks,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dick-Y View Post
    Ted:
    I noticed in your reply's picture that you have a Programs folder on your data drive.
    Somewhere (over the rainbow) I had gotten the idea that the OS and installed programs
    should be on the OS's drive, so that one didn't have to reinstall programs when recovering
    the OS.

    I must be missing something. Can you explain your rationale please.

    Thanks,
    Dick
    Actually the programs folder is blank. Not sure how it is there. Will be deleteing it shortly.
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    Thanks for sharing your screen shot, Ted. I will run it through an OCR program so my screenreader can read it back to me.

    Thanks, Joe. I have followed your link.

    Dearren, your site is a very useful resource. Thanks
    Cheers, spec

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    FLAG1=HKLM\SOFTWARE\Nullsoft\Winamp
    FLAG2=%ProgramFiles%\Winamp\winamp.ini

    Capture this registry key for winamp HKLM\SOFTWARE\Nullsoft\Winamp
    And this file ProgramFiles\Winamp\winamp.ini

    You can do same stuff with Firefox carry over all your settings and everything

    In fact with most applications

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    great! this is really useful, thanks
    cheers, spec

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    Paul , aka PT, good day to you.

    " Partitions are always imaged independently."

    Not so, I clone all in one lump. My mantra, a clone is so much better than selective imaging.

    Be good. Jean.

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    Jean, they are done in one lump but they are still discrete items.

    cheers, Paul

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    Jean,

    How do you keep older backups if you clone the whole drive? This basically is a one drive one backup setup. I have many times had to restore back one or two versions of an image because the current version had the same problem as the running machine. (such as a virus infection that happened before the last image.).

    The advantage of a clone is that you can put the drive in the machine, start it up an you are running with no restore time. The downside is versioning.... and the fact that you lose the advantage of not needing to image the partitions that never change.

    Input? Thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dick-Y View Post
    Ted:
    I noticed in your reply's picture that you have a Programs folder on your data drive.
    Somewhere (over the rainbow) I had gotten the idea that the OS and installed programs
    should be on the OS's drive, so that one didn't have to reinstall programs when recovering
    the OS.

    I must be missing something. Can you explain your rationale please.

    Thanks,
    Dick
    When installing programs I always choose to change the destination folder to "Programs" on my data drive. The program itself will run on the c drive just fine. This keeps the size of the c drive to a minimum and thus is easier to image.

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