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rtdpharmacist
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How to direct data to HD and not SSD when transferring with EaseUA PCtrans

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Pavilion Desktop 595-p0084
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

I am in the process of transferring all the apps, data, programs from my old computer to my new computer (Pavilion Desktop 595-p0084). I am using EaseUS PCtrans to transfer. What I need to do is transfer all this to the "D" drive (1Tb HD) and NOT to the small SSD ("C" drive). Does anyone have any suggestions as how to do this?

Thanks in advance for any help.

grh
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Lil_Boy_Blue
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Hi

I would try XCOPY, a Lo-Cost/No-Cost solution.

C:\>XCOPY /?
Copies files and directory trees.

XCOPY source [destination] [/A | /M] [/D[:date]] [/P] [/S [/E]] [/V] [/W]
[/C] [/I] [/Q] [/F] [/L] [/G] [/H] [/R] [/T] [/U]
[/K] [/N] [/O] [/X] [/Y] [/-Y] [/Z] [/B] [/J]
[/EXCLUDE:file1[+file2][+file3]...]

source Specifies the file(s) to copy.
destination Specifies the location and/or name of new files.
/A Copies only files with the archive attribute set,
doesn't change the attribute.
/M Copies only files with the archive attribute set,
turns off the archive attribute.
/D:m-d-y Copies files changed on or after the specified date.
If no date is given, copies only those files whose
source time is newer than the destination time.
/EXCLUDE:file1[+file2][+file3]...
Specifies a list of files containing strings. Each string
should be in a separate line in the files. When any of the
strings match any part of the absolute path of the file to be
copied, that file will be exc......

.......and line.

####

 

XCOPY the C:\* area onto a ‘large’ USB stick, via the Command Prompt.

You’ll need to try various drive letters; D:..-..Z: until it’s matched - could be G; mine’s S:

C:\>XCOPY C:\* S:\ /e /i /h    (then thousands of files like those 3 listed below get copied over)

C:\Users\desktop.ini
C:\Users\All Users\agent.1509128044.bdinstall.bin
C:\Users\All Users\HP Deskjet 2540 series\Help\flash\zoom.swf

as it is a copy, nothing is deleted until you want to delete.

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rtdpharmacist
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Thank you for the reply (Lil_Boy-Blue). I do appreciate it but being the Novice (at 75 yrs old) I could never manage to follow that.

Thanks again

grh
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Lil_Boy_Blue
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Hi

It's not age related.

You need a starting point and a destination.

Then choose A roads B roads Motorways but not toll roads.

 

So the vehicle is XCOPY

Start is C Drive, destination D drive.

 

Type in about 20 characters and go get a hot drink.

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