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SSDs, or solid-state drives, are much faster than the fastest disk drive, but their price-to-capacity ratio means that most users who boot their systems from an SSD don't have much extra room for programs and data, especially big stuff like video and games. The usual solution is to park data and even Temp folders on a conventional HDD, but that can compromise the performance that you paid for when you bought an SSD, and some programs and games might not even run. Moba's SymMover offers an interesting alternative. This simple freeware moves data to another disk and creates a "junction" linking the old destination and the new one. Your software and games will still run normally from the new destination. But you can also use SymMover to quickly shuttle your data back and forth between disks, letting you keep the games and software you use most on your SSD or other main drive and store your other data on a slower high-capacity disk.

SymMover's interface is simple, with identical views for selecting Folders in Source and Folders in Destination, either individually or via Select All and Select None options. Down the middle runs a toolbar for adding and removing programs and files, changing the destination folder, and moving items from the Source side to Destination and back. The Web-based Help file offers good explanations, including troubleshooting.

SymMover is very easy to use. The interface shows installed programs on one tab and a tree view on the other; we simply selected those we wanted to move, and the tool did the rest. SymMover doesn't work with every kind of file and program; for instance, it only works with NTFS file systems and wouldn't work with a FAT-formatted USB drive. It won't move open or running programs, and it requires Administrator privileges for some actions. Some things won't move, such as the My Pictures folder, but it would move subfolders containing images. Log files explained failed moves. SymMover offers an ingenious and easy solution to moving big chunks of data between your hard drives, whether they're SSDs or not.

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3 stars

"No help file..."

October 20, 2016  |  By Julio Bro!

2016-10-20 14:16:11  |  By Julio Bro!

 |  Version: SymMover 1.5.1510


Apparently easy to use.


No help file and no website.


Installed and everything fine until I tried adding folders to a different drive. In my Win XP machine, some dll files were deamed active, so the software couldn't move them. Maybe there's a simple way to make this work, but without a help file, which CNet's review said there is one, how can I make SymMover work for me.

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1 stars

"Fix the crash and remove the ADware Virus,please?"

November 03, 2013  |  By ssd21345

2013-11-03 04:21:58  |  By ssd21345

 |  Version: SymMover 1.5.1510


It can install without crash


full of crash,even start up,so I could not use it.(I'm using windows 7)(Installed NET.framework 4)
ADware Virus

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5 stars

"Great Program"

September 21, 2013  |  By RayinJax

2013-09-21 08:06:54  |  By RayinJax

 |  Version: SymMover 1.5.1510


Easy to use


None that I've run across yet


I'm not sure what the other reviewer was referring to, but I was able to easily move over 20 Gigs from my SSD C:\ drive to my HDD drive and the programs still worked. I suppose you have to be smarter than a 5th grader to use the program, but other than that,. it's quite simple to add new destination drives or folders.

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1 stars

"Buggy and Crude"

August 26, 2013  |  By twburger

2013-08-26 15:15:16  |  By twburger

 |  Version: SymMover 1.5.1510


None - It does not work


- Software refuses to allow editing of the destination - adds \SYMOVER to any selected destination.
- Application list does not show WHERE the application is installed
- I am not certain and nowhere is it mentioned if the registry paths are updated. This may screw up a program making it impossible to use or automatically repair or reinstall.


Second rate, unfinished, and obviously untested.

Updated on Aug 26, 2013

Try Application Mover instead. It's not perfect and does not create a point and click list but it works with few bugs and I did move MS Office 2010 with it with no major issues.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.5.1510
Version 1.5.1510: ability to sort and change the folder view. New type of move and cleanup function.
Publisher Moba Software
Publisher web site
Release Date September 08, 2012
Date Added September 17, 2012
Version 1.5.1510
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 638.94KB
File Name Setup1510.exe
Total Downloads 104,940
Downloads Last Week 188
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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