Windows 7 temp/swap file location reassignment?

Oct 20, 2010
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  1. I have my Windows 7 OS installed on an SSD and also have 1TB and 750GB mechanical drives installed in my rig. I'd like to minimize the usage of the SSD to prevent wear and slow-downs.

    Is there a way to reassign the Windows 7 temp file storage and swap file work locations to one of the mechanical drives? Or is there any reason why this wouldn't make sense to do?

    Also looking for SSD maintenance tips, please.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    System Control Panel, Advanced, Performance, Virtual Memory. You can change its location and size there. I always set the minimum and maximum size to be the same to avoid fragmentation..
  3. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 2,558   +598

    Thanks! Appreciate the info.
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,318   +618

    hmm; in theory, the SSD should have better performance than any HHD and thus be an ideal device for swapping.

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