So this is a well known procedure but if I repeat it here I’ll know where to go when I need it again.
As I’ve been using SSD’s for my C: drive for a while now space is limited. I can’t believe I was able to operate with a 40GB drive for Windows 7!
I’ve now got a 120GB SSD however a couple of programmes still take up a huge amount of space and I like to try to keep my C: drive from filling up so I need to move the data out. The two programmes are
- Apple iTunes (for my wife’s phone)
- Armory (Bitcoin wallet)
The issue is they store their data in my user profile so it’s not a simple case of installing the programmes in my other drives. This is where Windows 7 junction points come in to play. Simply:
- Close program down
- move the data to it’s new location
- Remove the empty source directory
- open an administrative privileged Command Prompt
- use the mklink /J command to create the junction point pointing new location directory to the old directory location
For example I moved the the iTunes backup directory’s contents from:
I then removed the empty iTunes backup directory.
Then started an admin Command Prompt and ran the mklink /J command:
C:\>mklink /J “C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup”
Junction created for C:\Users\zander\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\B
ackup <<===>> D:\phone\phone_<name>
Open iTunes and make sure it still sees the backups!