how to switch from using c drive to d drive

April 27, 2011 at 13:11:26
Specs: Windows 7
c is full d is empty. How do i use d drive


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#1
April 27, 2011 at 13:42:51
No easy way exists.

You can uninstall programs and move files off c and move to d if you wish.


You can add d as a folder under c.

You can actually blend the two together maybe but that would be advanced.

Start with disk cleanup on C. Uninstall all un-needed applications. Clear all temp files.
Might consider disk compression to save a bit.

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#2
April 27, 2011 at 19:48:33
Thanks for response. Havent had a chance to try your advice yet. But will let you
know. How it goes. Thanks again

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#3
April 27, 2011 at 20:01:22
First make sure that your 'empty' D drive is not your system restore partition. This is typical if this hard drive is as it was shipped from the factory, if this is the case, DO NOT TOUCH IT.
Follow all other advice as to recovering some disk space as above (more if you ask)
IF you or someone has partitioned your hard drive in the past and you have a reasonable size drive that is empty, you will find easiest to leave your programs and move over all of your personal folders (cut/paste) from C to D and put back short cuts to the new locations in all places that you would normally look for them.
If you were only looking at the factory created recovery partition (looks empty to windows), then you need a different solution. If this is a desktop, then purchase a new hard drive and add it to your system and your system will assign it a new drive letter (after partitioning and formatting) and do the same thing as above. If it is a laptop, get a portable hard drive and use it to move off rarely used files you still want to save.

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