1. Post #1
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    Dennab
    January 2008
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    Hey, I am using 60GB intel 520 Series SSD for my system drive. All I have installed there is Win 7 x64, 3ds max, photoshop. That's it. Temporary data fucks everything up, also all videos I watch go there. Is there any way to redirect temporary directory? So it goes say to one of the 4 hdd's I have?

  2. Post #2
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    Freaks32's Avatar
    December 2006
    159 Posts
    Go to the start menu and type "Advanced System Settings" and hit enter.
    From there click "Environment Variables" and under System Variables change TEMP and TMP to another directory.
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  3. Post #3
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    Dennab
    January 2008
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    it says %USERPROFILE% do I just replace it with my drive letter L: ?

    Edited:

    like if it says %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Temp
    Would be L:\AppData\Local\Temp

  4. Post #4
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    1solidsnake2's Avatar
    April 2009
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    it says %USERPROFILE% do I just replace it with my drive letter L: ?

    Edited:

    like if it says %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Temp
    Would be L:\AppData\Local\Temp
    Or whatever folder you want.

    For example: L:\SystemTemp

    I would suggest creating the folders beforehand.


    You can also move the Firefox cache: http://www.mydigitallife.info/how-to...another-drive/

    Plus to see which big files are hogging up your space: http://windirstat.info/
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  5. Post #5
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    Dennab
    January 2008
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    Or whatever folder you want.

    For example: L:\SystemTemp

    I would suggest creating the folders beforehand.


    You can also move the Firefox cache: http://www.mydigitallife.info/how-to...another-drive/

    Plus to see which big files are hogging up your space: http://windirstat.info/
    Thank you for that tool!
    Apparently I have 7.8 GB used for Risen 2 saves. Wtf like.

    Edited:

    What is pagefile.sys and hiberfil.sys ? they are 5 gb each...

  6. Post #6
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    Kialtia's Avatar
    April 2009
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    When you enter hybernation mode on your computer it stores all your RAM in hiberfil.sys, hybernation can be disabled by typing this in a command prompt with admin access (This also removes the hyberfil.sys after a reboot) :
    Code:
    powercfc /h off
    pagefile.sys is basicly a RAM overload, when your RAM is full it starts filling that file, this file can be moved/shrinked/removed, go to the properties of "Computer", press "Advanced system settings" on the left, under the tab "Advanced" press "Settings" under "Performance", go to the tab "Advanced" and under "Virtual Memory" press "Change".

  7. Post #7
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    Dennab
    January 2008
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    When you enter hybernation mode on your computer it stores all your RAM in hiberfil.sys, hybernation can be disabled by typing this in a command prompt with admin access (This also removes the hyberfil.sys after a reboot) :
    Code:
    powercfc /h off
    pagefile.sys is basicly a RAM overload, when your RAM is full it starts filling that file, this file can be moved/shrinked/removed, go to the properties of "Computer", press "Advanced system settings" on the left, under the tab "Advanced" press "Settings" under "Performance", go to the tab "Advanced" and under "Virtual Memory" press "Change".
    I never hybernate my pc, I always turn it off. But well hard drives turn off after 15 min of afk.

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    Tucan Sam's Avatar
    May 2007
    858 Posts
    turn off pagefile or put it on another drive
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  9. Post #9
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    12voltsdc's Avatar
    June 2011
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    Start>run>%temp% Delete all your temporary files, Run a disk cleanup.

  10. Post #10
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    gparent's Avatar
    January 2005
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    I have temps files set to my SSD at the moment and it definitely does not fuck anything up. Something else might be wrong with your drive if it is slow.

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    Coridan's Avatar
    April 2006
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