Netbook Move GB Space from Drive D to Drive C

Microsoft Windows xp home edition
July 15, 2010 at 11:46:45
Specs: Windows XP
My netbook has both the C and D drives as NTFS. The C drive has 43GB free space and the D has 95GB. Windows Media Player is in the C drive partition, but all my WMV files will not fit on the C dive. Can I just move Windows Media Player to the D drive? Or is there somehow I can transfer GB from D to C drive? Thanks for any advice in this matter !!!

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July 15, 2010 at 11:53:23
You would move your wmv files to d:

Makes no sense to move the program since its small in comparison.

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July 15, 2010 at 12:06:18
I had the wmv files on the D drive and when I played them through Windows Media Player, the sound was garbled and video some times froze-up. I thinking because the files were on D drive and WMP is on the C drive? That's why I was thinking if I moved WMP to the D drive, it would solve the problem. I was also thinking of putting the wmv in the shared files section, but that added the files to the C drive and would not fit. Thanks...!

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July 15, 2010 at 12:15:43
No, moving Windows Media Player to drive D will not fix the issue.

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July 15, 2010 at 12:41:50
what exactly is your "d" drive? Clearly it is not a partition on the existing drive if you had a performance issue.

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July 15, 2010 at 13:15:10
Windows Media Player is only about 8M.

It shouldn't matter a fig where the wmv files are located, unless they are on a "very" slow and ancient drive of some sort.

Have you tried uninstalling and re-installing WMP in its present location? Don't be tempted to just move program files as this will fail due to mis-matching in the registry.

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July 15, 2010 at 17:36:01
First off, thanks for all the responses. Here’s what I’m trying to figure out. I have a PC (about 6 years old) with 80GB Hard Drive. 69GB on C drive and a little over 5GB on Drive (FAT32 file). Stored on there in C drive I have Picture, Music and Video files. I have them added to my Windows Media Player so I can sync up the files to my Archos AV700 (100GB) MP4 player.

I’m almost out of room (15GB left) on the PC to store files like wma and wmv. I just bought an Archos 10 netbook for two reasons. One is to have a small portable internet device and second is to move the wma and wmv files over to it so I can continue to sync the files to my mp4 player.

The Archos 10 C and D drive are both NTFS file systems. When I first copied my pictures, wma’s and one wmv file to it (on C drive) all played okay. When I copied the rest of the wmv files to the D drive and added them to the Windows Media Player, I think it may have corrupted something and it may have ended-up effecting all audio and video files being played. Even when I rebooted a few times, during start-up, the windows theme was garbled. I did a disk check on both the C and D drives and the D drive seemed to be stuck on 4th phase of a 5 phase check. I ended-up using the recover feature and brought it back to factory setting. I then again set the OS configurations to my liking again and reinstalled my picture files and one wmv file. All is okay to that point. I will wait to copy the wma files until the weekend. I Is there a resone why the C drive has only 43GB and the D drive has 95GB?

I’m only knowledgeable with computers to a point, after that. I’m lost

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July 15, 2010 at 21:55:12
43Gig is usually more than enuff for a current OS + apps/utils etc... Balance (95Gig in this case) is usually reserved/used for data etc. And as data tends these days to be a lot more than as was... more space is wisely allocated to it...

General - it didn't orta make any real difference where a given app/utility is located as regards its overall performance... So if you have issues with WMP I seriously doubt it's to do with it's actually located on the drive...?

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