Moving programs from a full c drive to another drive on same server

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by Dana, May 13, 2007.

  1. Dana

    Dana Guest

    Hi all
    Ran into a place where they had two partinioned drives on the same computer.
    The hardly used the second drive, hence it is 90% empty.
    On the other hand the C drive is where all the companies programs and
    network shares reside, hence the drive is now so full, even defrag will not
    work.
    Is there a best practice procedure for moving the programs and network
    shares to the other empty drive so as not to loose user data or
    functionality.
    Programs looking at moving are accounting programs, office suite, and user
    folders.
    Thanks.
     
    Dana, May 13, 2007
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  2. Dana

    Herb Martin Guest

    It's common -- I usually do this on purpose for convenience.
    Sure, you first COPY (e.g., xcopy /s /o /v /h /k etc) them fully to the
    other drive and
    use the LinkD.exe (free among the downloadable ResKit tools at MS)
    to link a "junction point" called "C:\Program Files" to the actual (new)
    location on the other drive.

    You need to first remove the current Program Files (or at least empty it)
    and
    that may take a little bit of finagling -- renaming the current directory
    usually
    works -- then deleting it afterwards
    Network shares will have to be recreated unless you move the contents
    using my LinkD method above.
    Programs cannot (easily) tell that LinkD is being used.
     
    Herb Martin, May 14, 2007
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