What is SymMover?

SymMover helps you move a folder from one disk to another, and keep its "location" in Windows Explorer. Windows still "thinks" the folder is located in the same place as before, even though it's not. SymMover achieves this by first moving the folder to its destination, and then creating a symbolic link between the source and destination. This means that software and games will still work after you move them to another disk.

SymMover is designed for moving software and games. You can easily add installed software and games to SymMover's main window, and move them back and forth between disks.

Why would you want to use SymMover

Do you have a fast SSD, that can't hold all your software and games at the same time? SymMover makes it easy to shuffle your software back and forth between the SSD and other disks. This means that you can benefit from the speed of the SSD, by moving the software you use the most to the SSD.

Any disk can run out of space, and SymMover saves you from the hassle of uninstalling your software, and reinstalling it on another disk.


Here are some of the features in SymMover:

  • Add a folder from a searchable list of installed programs, or manually browse the disk.
  • See the name, icon, location and status, and changes the destination for the added folders.
  • Select folders to see a real-time display of free disk space on you disks. Gain and loss of disk space is displayed in green or red color.
  • Move the selected folders with one click. SymMover will move the folder, and create a symbolic link.
  • Move the selected folders back to their original location with one click. SymMover will remove the symbolic link, and move the folder back.
  • SymMover will not let you do the move, if it is insufficient free disk space on one or more of the destination disks.

When should you not use SymMover?

You should not use SymMover if..:

  • You have Windows XP or older (only works with Vista and 7).
  • Your disks are not formatted to the NTFS file system (right click on the disk in explorer, and check the file system).
  • You do not have administrator access on your machine.
  • You want to move software that is running as a system process or service on your machine.
  • You want to move important data that you don't have a backup of.

Moba software is not responsible for loss of data, or any other problems caused by using SymMover.