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So I just got my new SSD for Christmas, however I am kind of a noob (very noob) when it comes to storage configuration. I installed windows to my SSD so I can use it as a boot drive and my HDD as my mass storage program drive. Hear comes my question, how do I get my windows to kind of like be able to access programs on HDD. For example how do I get to steam when it is not showing up in applications. The drives are both formatted and are showing up separate.

 

Sorry for my newbie question, if you need any more info please ask, thank you!

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Hear comes my question, how do I get my windows to kind of like be able to access programs on HDD.

Can you elaborate the question a little more?

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Can you elaborate the question a little more?

Yes, of course. So how do I get windows to read that drive when I search for a program. I can get into the programs but I cannot search for it in windows search in bottom left of desktop.

PC SPECS: CPU: i5 4460, MOBO: Asrock H97 Anniversary, RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws X 2x8GB, GPU: MSI Gaming R9 390 8GB, CASE: Cooler Master N200, Storage: 1TB WD Blue, PSU: Coasair CX600

 

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Yes, of course. So how do I get windows to read that drive when I search for a program. I can get into the programs but I cannot search for it in windows search in bottom left of desktop.

what do you mean by "program" here?

 

If you're meaning normal files, Search Indexing Options on start menu, Click Modify, select the drive where you wanna search for "files" and then click ok and then close.

 

Then search for required file.

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Yes, of course. So how do I get windows to read that drive when I search for a program. I can get into the programs but I cannot search for it in windows search in bottom left of desktop.

Just go in File Explorer, go to the This PC on the left hand menu, double-click the HDD, then use the search box on the top right to search for programs. I'm afraid there's no way for the search bar in Windows to automatically search in the HDD.

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Ahh ok, thank you. How would I get the steam app on my ssd, with some games, but the majority of games on my hdd?

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