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#1 treplag

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Posted 04 November 2014 - 02:30 PM

I have a Dell Inspiron 1505.  Can anyone tell me how to transfer files from C drive (which is maxed out) to D drive (which is unused)?  Thank you.



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Posted 04 November 2014 - 02:46 PM

Select the data you wish to transfer

L-click and drag from C: to D:

 

See this ... http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Move-and-copy-files-using-drag-and-drop .



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Posted 04 November 2014 - 02:55 PM

Thanks, ElfBane, for the practically instantaneous response. 



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Posted 05 November 2014 - 12:16 AM

How would I transfer an entire program or folder, like Microsoft Word?



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Posted 05 November 2014 - 03:17 AM

How would I transfer an entire program or folder, like Microsoft Word?

You can't, per se. You can uninstall Word/Office and then re-install it to the D: drive.

To free up space what needs to be moved is personal data, pix, documents, etc., OR uninstall programs and re-install them on the D: drive.



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Posted 05 November 2014 - 01:38 PM

Unless I'm wrong...what you refer to as "drives" are actually 2 partitions on the same drive.

 

Go to Device Manager and see how many physical hard drives are reflected on your system, please.  It's important because the answers to your questions may change if there are 2 partitions on 1 hard drive (the typical Dell setup).

 

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Posted 05 November 2014 - 02:02 PM

Hello, Louis -

 

Thanks for your reply.  It appears that there is only one drive.  How does that change things?

 

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Posted 05 November 2014 - 04:28 PM

Well...it simplifies things, IMO.

 

To move data files (videos, documents, music, etc.) from C: to D: is simple...just use cut-and-paste from one partition to another.  Do NOT try to move any Windows folders or files, only move the data files themselves or data folders that you have created.

 

There is no reason for data files to be on the Windows partition (C:) and those data files can be easily moved to the other partition, provided there is space available.

 

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Posted 05 November 2014 - 04:59 PM

Thanks, Louis.  Have a great day!



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Posted 05 November 2014 - 05:07 PM

Happy computing :).

 

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