When installing a new hard drive or trying to free up an old partition by moving its content to a new partition/hard drive, can cause instability, if these folders are application program folders. Now either you don’t move these application program folders, which you can’t do as you want to free up your hard drive space. Or you can freshly install these applications on the new hard drive or partition, thus losing all your saved settings and tweaks. SymMover is an application program which lets you move a folder or folders from one disk or partition to another. It keeps the application program location in Windows Explorer, thus making Windows to believe that the folder is still located in the same place, even if it’s not.
SymMover was basically designed to move software and games. You can easily add games and different software to SymMover’s main Window, and makes them move back and forth between partitions or hard drives.
How to use SymMover to move installed application program folders
• First visit SymMover official website. Click on the download link of their webpage. A link to CNET will open, choose direct link for downloading, if you don’t want to install their hope less installer (CNET).
• After installing, run SymMover, a Window with Two tabs will open. Click on the blue “+” sign in order to choose an installed application or program for moving to a new location.
• After choosing the application program to move, click on Add Folder to add the program to moving list.
• You can move the application to the new folder. By default the folder is D:\SymMover, which you can change from the Setting (denoted by gear icon).
• To move you just need to press the green forward arrow. If for some reason you want to move application back to their original location. You can do so by pressing the yellow backward arrow, as SymMover keeps the list of moved applications making the task of moving folders back and forth simple.
Note: This application doesn’t work for Windows XP and older operating systems. It works with Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8. This application will also not work if your hard drive is not NTFS formatted. Also you shouldn’t move any application which maybe running at that instant.