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Hard Drive Split

by Hussain Sajwani / February 12, 2016 11:21 AM PST

Disclaimer: Not that computer savvy.

Have Windows-7 64bit

C drive: has 718GB/891GB FREE SPACE
D drive: has no room at all out of the 40GB

Everything and I mean everything automatically gets saved into D (listed as "Image Backup") ... Even if I install programs in C manually the temporary files or something not sure technical term tries to store in D and then I start getting error. Windows won't update. Every time I shut down it tries to update but rinses and repeats every time. Solution without reinstalling windows?

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Did not work
by Hussain Sajwani / February 12, 2016 12:00 PM PST

Solution

If you want to delete this backup file, should you already disabled the automatic backup feature of Windows.
Click on Start button > Control Panel > System and Maintenance> Backup and Restore.
In the left pane, click on "Turn Off Schedule".

There is no turn off schedule on the left. I also want to add a lot of my downloaded programs are installed in Image Backup. Won't deleting its screw up windows?

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I can't know your PC setup but
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 12, 2016 12:08 PM PST
In reply to: Did not work

This is not a standard setup. Windows out of the box does not do this so let's hear more story about your PC, if you had others set this up and if you can, paste a logfile from HIJACKTHIS for me to see if the backup app is running.

As to breaking stuff, if it was that autobackup system, no.

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Re: d-drive
by Kees_B Forum moderator / February 12, 2016 12:03 PM PST
In reply to: Hard Drive Split

So you go into, say, MS Word (or Wordpad or Notepad or whatever), open or create a file, from them menu bar choose Save As ..., browse to a folder on the c:-drive to save the file, click Save, then it tries to save in the d:-drive? Somehow I don't think so. So can you tell more about "everything" and "automatically"?

Then, in the box above the start button type %temp% and press enter. The contents of what folder are shown in Windows Explorer? With me, it's my windows profile>Appdata>Local>Temp. And with you?

Kees

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Drive
by Hussain Sajwani / February 12, 2016 12:24 PM PST
In reply to: Re: d-drive

Then, in the box above the start button type %temp% and press enter. The contents of what folder are shown in Windows Explorer? With me, it's my windows profile>Appdata>Local>Temp. And with you? Same! Except my windows profile folder is saved in D "image backup" if that makes sense.


So you go into, say, MS Word (or Wordpad or Notepad or whatever), open or create a file, from them menu bar choose Save As ..., browse to a folder on the c:-drive to save the file, click Save, then it tries to save in the d:-drive? Somehow I don't think so. So can you tell more about "everything" and "automatically"? I can manually save things to C drive but again not being computer savvy at this point D/image backup is full with few KBs left and even if I install a program in C it starts saving some of files in D. Another example is my friend sent a file I downloaded it into C drive manually. When I try to install that file I get a pop-up error Extract error writing to file "D>Users>HS>AppData>Local>Temp>nsgE7D8.tmp/System.dll"

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Re: drive
by Kees_B Forum moderator / February 13, 2016 1:40 AM PST
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Drive
by Hussain Sajwani / February 12, 2016 12:41 PM PST
In reply to: Re: d-drive

1.) Enter into Start>Run: %systemroot%\syswow64\regedit
2.) Go to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion
3.) Change the Path in DWORDs ProgramFilesDir, ProgramFilesDir (x86) to the new path, probably just changing the drive letter.

Someone told me to that now ^ I am doing but not sure if this will solve the problem.

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