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Really bad hard drive trouble

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#1 Stickman47


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Posted 16 December 2012 - 12:59 PM

So I bought a new computer, 1.8 Terabyte Hard Drive so yesterday I got it all installed and ready to use, now today, my memory is full. So apparently, my 1.8 TB hard drive "New Volume (D:)" isn't being used AT ALL. Reason? It's D: not C:. So storage was randomly made to hold all windows files and program files including what I downloaded since I first connected my computer. That "fake" storage only holds 105 GB memory and it's full but I don't have any clue how I can get my existing files and Windows files safely to my D: hard drive without just permanently breaking my new computer. Should I take it to get repaired? Should I try and reset the computer from the beginning? Anything would help at this point, many programs have broken and had to be reinstalled very dangerously because of the advice I was given and attempted to use. I really don't want to break my computer with bad repair attempts, so I came here.

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#2 Grinler


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Posted 17 December 2012 - 08:52 AM

I am sorry, but not 100% following you. You have a C drive and a 1.8 TB D: drive. The C: drive is now all full from the Windows install files and the installation itself and the D drive is not being used at all?

Is that essentially what happened? How big is the C: drive?

By default when you install Windows, it will by default install to the C: drive. There is no way to move everything to the D: drive once its installed without serious causing a lot of issues with the installation.

What you can do is change the location of your various special folders like documents, downloads, videos, etc and put those on the D: drive. Then you can transfer all the existing data to the new folders to free up space on the C: drive.

Let me know if this process will help and I can assist you further.

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