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Moving Appdata to free up SSD

Can it be done without causing issues? I've googled it but every website seems to have conflicting opinions on the process, thanks, again!
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  1. I've never thought about moving that particular folder though I'd think there is a risk of some programs not working after doing that. However, how much of a crunch are we facing here: how big is your drive and how little space is left?
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    Don't move AppData. Use Windows Disk Clean-up and clean up system files. Use CCleaner to clean up your system. If you move AppData directory you're likely to give yourself more problems than a lack of disk space.
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  3. okay thanks for the advice, I have 60GB left on my SSD & the appdata amounts to around 9GB
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  4. gamersmiffy said:
    okay thanks for the advice, I have 60GB left on my SSD & the appdata amounts to around 9GB


    If you've updated Windows 7 to Windows 10 and have no intention of going back you might be able to delete you previous install backup through Windows Disk Clean-up.
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  5. gamersmiffy said:
    Can it be done without causing issues? I've googled it but every website seems to have conflicting opinions on the process, thanks, again!


    There is no "conflict".
    Anyone who says "Sure, just do it", is trolling, wanting you to hose up your system.

    Read these for how to manage space on an SSD that's TooSmall:
    Win 7 & 8: http://www.tomshardware.com/faq/id-1834397/ssd-redirecting-static-files.html
    Win 8.1 & 10: http://www.tomshardware.com/faq/id-2024314/windows-redirecting-folders-drives.html
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  6. I found it best, from the experiences of others, to not move User Profiles either; unless one is a supurb Windows geek; of which I am certainly not :)
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  7. RolandJS said:
    I found it best, from the experiences of others, to not move User Profiles either; unless one is a supurb Windows geek; of which I am certainly not :)


    Yep
    Move the entire /Users/ folder? Tears will result.
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