How to Create Symbolic Links in Windows 8, 7, Vista for Extra Space

How to Create Symbolic Links in Windows 8, 7, Vista for Extra Space

Recently my small 120 GB solid state hard drive was running low on space, and since I don't have the time right now to format my hard drive and re-install everything from scratch I used something called Symbolic Links to move large program installations like Grand Theft Auto 4 to another hard drive. This freed up 20GB on my C drive in a few minutes, which is much faster than uninstalling the game, reinstalling the game, then adding all the mods and configurations to a fresh installaiton of GTAIV. Let's face it, if you customized or highly configured any software on your PC, you know what a pain in the ass something like this can be. Symbolic links are glorified shortcuts. A typical shortcut on your desktop launches your programs or games from the desktop by accessing the correct installation folder, usually found in the program files folder on your c drive. Now a symbolic link allows you to move a folder to another location, then create a link saying hey whenever you are looking for ProgramX on the C drive, go to the D drive instead from now on. That's pretty much it. You are creating a shortcut for your OS, so that you don't have to go through the trouble of uninstalling and reinstalling a program. Usually it's not a big deal, but if you have a custom program that's been modified heavily after the installation, you are better off using a symbolic link instead of trying to re-do all of your customizations after you reinstall the program on another hard drive. So with that being said, let me show you how I moved my GTA installation from my C drive to a new solid state hard drive I just bought. Now for the purposes of this video, I moved my GTA installation back to my C drive, just so that I can demonstrate the entire process to you guys. Okay here we go. Why Should You Create Symbolic Links? • Move large files or folders to another drive without going through the dreaded uninstall and reinstall process. • It's a very fast way to free up space! • Freeing up space on your Hard drive is especially useful if you are running a solid state hard drive { SSD} as your drive C:\ • Sync Folders with multiple computers such as media folders, photos, movies, Dropbox, etc. • Because I'm going to show you how and you're going to be smarter than your friends afterwards! Subscribe to ProvenHelper Today & join in on the Sweet Life! http://www.youtube.com/user/homeaddition?sub_confirmation=1 Follow me on Social Media: I'm just getting started, but millions have been served with sweet additions to their lives already! http://twitter.com/ProvenHelper http://plus.google.com/+Provenhelper http://www.facebook.com/ProvenHelper Also check out http://www.simpyladditions.com for free remodeling plans with estimated project costs! We're talking instant ESTIMATES :)

Create Symbolic Link To Link NAS To C Drive

Create Symbolic Link To Link NAS To C Drive

mklink is always overlooked :( mklink is great for creating quick and effective symbolic links in a Windows computer or servers. Command: mklink /d "Destination" "Source" Example command: mklink /d "C:\Network" "\\192.168.1.170\videos" In the example mklink will create folder 'Network' to local C drive and link all Folders/Files from 'videos' share on remote server 199.168.71.170 Here's the link to my How To video 'mklink use junction command' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKS_k4M5rnw - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Like always thank you and follow my blog at Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/freelanceTEKcom/ Blog: http://freelancetek.com/ YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7Mo5yvAJgxsvRueUkff-kw

SSD Boot Drive and HDD Data Drive - Windows 8.1, Windows 10 TH2

SSD Boot Drive and HDD Data Drive - Windows 8.1, Windows 10 TH2

Moving user files from the Windows Boot Drive/Solid State Drive to the Data Drive/Mechanical Hard Drive. Setting OneDrive to download all files to the mechanical Hard Drive. Creating junctions so applications don't remake the folders on the C: Drive.

How to Figure Out What's Taking Up Space on Your HDD/SSD ft. WinDirStat, SpaceSniffer, Disktective

How to Figure Out What's Taking Up Space on Your HDD/SSD ft. WinDirStat, SpaceSniffer, Disktective

Ever wonder where all your free disk space went? Us too! So here's our favorite tools. This is our Tech Tips Suggested Software for Disk Space Analyzer Tools. They'll help you figure out what's hogging all those precious bits - this can be very handy for those of you with smaller SSDs. Buy SSDs: Canada: http://www.ncix.com/article/NMG.htm?search=ssd US: http://www.ncix.com/article/NMG.htm?searchus=ssd Download Links & Discuss on our Forums: http://www.ncix.com/article/NMG.htm?forums=2690763 Follow Us! http://www.ncix.com/article/NMG.htm Episode Credits: Host: Linus Writer: Jack Sui Editor: Edzel Yago

Deploy drive mapping in Active Directory in window server 2012

Deploy drive mapping in Active Directory in window server 2012

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How to run Logic off an External HDD with Symlinks

How to run Logic off an External HDD with Symlinks

Here are the following folders and their corresponding paths: (Note the difference between the Logic in ROOT Application Support vs. the Logic folder in USER Application Support. ) Apple Loops /Library/Audio/ Apple Loops Index /Library/Audio/ Audio Music Apps /Library/Audio/ Garageband /Library/Application\ Support/ Logic /Library/Application\ Support/ Logic ~/Library/Application\ Support/ Here's the symlink syntax: sudo ln -s [source] [target] Disclaimer: I am not responsible for any loss of data, damage to software or hardware components, or other issues that may arise from following the instructions provided in this video.

[Tutorial #02]Move users folder to another hdd (Windows 7/8)

[Tutorial #02]Move users folder to another hdd (Windows 7/8)

This tutorial explains how to move your users directory to another hdd on Windows 7/8. Commands: robocopy /copyall /mir /xj C:\Users D:\Users rmdir /S /Q C:\Users mklink /J C:\Users D:\Users

Windows - Create Symbolic Link

Windows - Create Symbolic Link

In this tutorial I am going to show you how to create a symbolic links in Windows If you find this helpful and you would like to support me. Please send me a something vie paypal.me/StephenMMottershead

How to sync folders on Mac OS X with Dropbox using Symbolic Links

How to sync folders on Mac OS X with Dropbox using Symbolic Links

How to sync folders on Mac OS X with Dropbox using Symbolic Links http://thecodemaster.net/how-to-sync-files-and-folders-on-your-mac-os-x-with-dropbox-using-symbolic-links/

SSD vs Hard Drive Torture Test

SSD vs Hard Drive Torture Test

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