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Can i set my D drive to my hard drive instead of my C drive?

Ok, so some people may be wondering why i'm doing this. The main reason i'm trying to do this is for storage. I'm pretty new to computers, but I was wondering if i could change my C drive to my D drive. What i mean is use D drive instead of C drive. My C drive only has 200 gigs so i cant really use it , but my D drive has 1.81 terabytes and i want to use that. If anyone know how to do this or can recommend me to a video i would appreciate it.

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200 should fine.

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Just when you save or install, point everything to where you want to D.

For me I make a set of similar program file and user folders on my D drive then watch where I install stuff.

But direct to the question. No, Windows does not have such a setting. You can move an user home folder to another drive but before you do what you find on the web about that you SHALL CREATE a new administrator account with a local login. This way if you goof the changes, you can still get in.

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do you mean change the physical boot drive?

You can do that by entering the BIOS and doing it there.

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yes i mean change the physical drive all of my games, work, and photos save to

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Re: d-drive

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For the games and other programs: many install programs lets you choose on what drive to install them. If currently installed on the c, you must uninstall and reinstall them to get them on the d. For new programs, choose the d, if you want.

For your work and your photos, and everything, it's totally up to you where you save it, especially if you use other folders than the standard My Documents, My Pictures etc. If these are now on the c and you want to move them to the d, you can change the location via their properties (right click).

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Partitions

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If C + D are 2 partitions on the same hdd then use disk management and shrink D and expand C.

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(NT) What are partitions

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Partitions

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Are a method of dividing a hdd into chunks.

Some folks like to break a hdd into multiple chunks and that's how they organize stuff.

I just keep it simple and create one big chunk, the entire hdd, and then use folders to organize things.

How many hdd's are in this machine?

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Well first of all you can

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set where you want to save your data. You can also say where you want the apps to be. Pc's are usually set up with the same way with C being the OS drive and D or E being the data drives. Just direct everything to D.

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C and D drive

I'm wondering whether C and D are on the same disk?

Post was last edited on March 23, 2018 3:09 AM PDT

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Backup D Drive and Clone C Drive to D Drive

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If C and D partitions are on different physical disks, obviously you want to keep system installed on the bigger disk which is almost 2 TB in size.
You can perform clean install on D drive and then reinstall everything that installed before. You can make a list to remind you what to install. If there are files and programs on the D drive, you may want to create a backup image for that drive and then restore it to C drive after everything is done.
If you don't want to do that time-consuming reinstalling operations, just clone C drive to D drive with free AOMEI Backupper. Then boot from the target disk (change boot priority to the disk in BIOS or remove C drive directly to test). All data on D drive will be overwritten so a backup is also necessary.
Regards.

Post was last edited on March 23, 2018 3:17 AM PDT

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