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Need more space on C Drive


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#1 arez123

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Posted 03 April 2018 - 06:05 PM

ok so i need more space on my C drive and i dont know where to start im not a computer guy at all. i got a d drive with 1TB and im just wondering how do i get more room on my c drive if possible if not make the d drive the main disk. if you need any info about my computer ask and ill tell you what i know.



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Posted 03 April 2018 - 06:12 PM

Well, if you're typical it's very likely that music, videos, and/or photos are taking up the most significant amount of disc space on your C: drive.   They don't need to be there.

 

I generally just cut the contents out of the Photos, Music, and Videos libraries on C:, create a corresponding folder on D: (or the other drive), then paste those contents to the D: drive.

 

If you still use the C: libraries as your initial staging area you just need to regularly cut and paste what you're up or downloading to those libraries over to their D: analogs for the stuff you want to keep and delete anything you don't.


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Posted 03 April 2018 - 06:17 PM

so what basically just move program files folders from C to D?



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Posted 03 April 2018 - 06:27 PM

No, the last thing I'd consider moving is the Program Files, unless they're taking up the most space, which is very, very rare these days.  You also can't really move these folders (not easily, anyway), but you can choose to install programs to folders on a drive other than C: when you install them.

 

I identified the user data folders of Photos, Music, and Videos because they are, by far, the most common space hogs.  I don't move these folders, either, but empty them out with the secondary drive being the permanent archive and the existing folders on C: acting as staging areas that get used only for up/download and post processing (if any) immediately afterward.  When that's complete the resulting items get moved to the permanent archive on the alternate drive.


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Posted 03 April 2018 - 06:35 PM

Hi, yes you need to move the data, keep the OS together on the c: drive, this is a tutorial, on how to move the documents folder and also has links at the bottom to move others, easy to follow and safe.

 

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/74952-documents-folder-move-location-windows-10-a.html



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Posted 05 April 2018 - 10:12 PM

Thank you!!!




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