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Need to use D: Drive due to C: filling How to do it easily?

My C: drive has 74Gb NTFS but has only 15 GB left, but my D: drive has 55GB free out of 65GB. What do I need to do to utilise all my disk space and still access my files as if they were on C:? Vista 32 bit laptop.

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Re: moving files

You can't access files on d: exactly as file on c:, because the drive-letter is different. So you would have to go to another drive.

It's transparent if you move a folder like My Documents (via its right click properties) that you don't access via a drive-letter. But for all other files - after moving the folder - you'll notice the drive they are on is different. But that's only a minor difference.

Don't move files from
- the root folder
- program files
- windows
- other folders than My Documents in your profile

Kees


Kees

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I use...

Two methods: swap files over/transfer -OR- buy a larger HD.

Save your data to any media(CD/DVD) of installed pgms. besides the OS and its default pgms. Once done and proper, de-install pgms., reboot and then re-install in drive "D". You can then swap data to the new location, etc.. Once done, you've free-up space. However, just buying a new HD that say 250GB, to replace your drive "C". Then use its own manufacturer's provided s/w can transfer the whole old to new HD, then remove old HD entirely. You gain more space and the system is more capable. In fact, get a real large HD and replace both old drives, as a 250gb and larger is very common now, easily outstrips a 80 or 70gb old drive.

Buying a new HD is pretty simple with manufacturer's s/w involved and using the instructions. Review them at support websites to see what's involved.

tada -----Willy Happy

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Need to use D: Drive due to C: filling How to do it easily?

Thanks guys.

I've moved my documents, but no progs or windows stuff to D: and it appears ok, but I accept the point about getting a bigger disk.

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PC Magazine Utility

PC Magazine had released an utility called "COA32 (Change of Address/32)" by Neil J. Rubenking.
It does what needs to be done to move the location of installed files in Win XP.

Have been using it for years without any problem.

Ramesh

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