Ok listen up because it is real easy,
There are two way to address this issue. The first is to edit the registry for where the user files are stored and/or located. This method is well document in just about every other version of windows so I will not go into it here. If you cannot fine the registry keys via Google, I will look them up and post them to this form later.
The second method is to use the features of the windows library function that appeared in Windows 7 and above. I like this one the best. Created a user folder structure for documents, downloads, music, and pictures. In fact anything you want to organize.
Then using the library features (right click and select properties) delete the original entries and create new one to the corresponding file location on the second hard drive. This works great for the output of the programs one uses. Like documents, music, pictures, and downloads.
I do not suggest using the second drive to install applications. Use the “C” drive to install applications and the second “D” drive to store the documents. Then create a backup image of the “C” drive and store it on an external hard drive in case you ever have to reload.
Then the only stuff you need to back up is the data on the second “D” drive. You only need to create a new system image when you add new software.
If you really want to protect your data, make the second “D” drive a RAID 1 for added protection.
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