local disk c running out of space

SONY vaio
July 28, 2006 at 07:24:43
Specs: windows xp Home edition., pentium 4 CPU 2.80 GHz 2.

i have 2 local disks ( c and d) but c is running out of space ( 592mb free and its capacity is 13.9 mg) while d has a 92.8gb capacity and it has 82.4 gb free.. can i copy all the files in c to d??

leo..


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#1
July 28, 2006 at 10:23:13

You can move files like MP3s, JPEG, most things you have in My Documents. You can't move OS system files. You can uninstall and reinstall program files on the other partition. You must have lots of music, movies, or picture files. All those can be easily moved. You might consider an external drive or burning to optical disk. Have you tried Disk cleanup? Everything in your Recycle bin is counted as usage. One other thing, in the future change your default download path to a folder on the D drive to avoid this issue.

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#2
July 28, 2006 at 10:24:58

Only copy your documents, photos, music files etc.. Do not copy Windows files and programs that have been installed to c:\ or they will not work.

After you copy the files delete them from c:\ to free up space and do a defrag on c:\.

In the future install new programs to D:\ and store new files on that drive.

I would suggest you have someone with you that has some basic computer knowledge when you do it.


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#3
July 28, 2006 at 14:51:12

You can move some system folders. I have my Favorites, My Documents, Desktop and email on a different drive. Tweakui can help you with that.
Also Voltage's advice to install all new programs on a different drive is a good plan. You can also reinstall programs that are already on the C: drive and have them installed on a different drive. But remember to move any data, saves, etc to the new drive before deleting the old program folders and files.

Do yourself a favor BACKUP!


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