Solved My C drive is full, and I need to make all new downloads go

January 16, 2014 at 07:51:49
Specs: Windows 8.1
My C drive is full, and I need to learn how to make certain how I can send all new downloads to the D drive. Is there anybody there who can help me please?

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#1
January 16, 2014 at 22:51:06
If these are automatic updates or download-and-install files you may not have a choice. But for all others you should be able to specify the location in the box that opens when you choose to download.

You should be able to move existing files such as documents, music and video to the D: drive to clear up some space on C:. Just make sure whatever software you use to view the moved files knows where to look.

Also you might want to do a 'disk cleanup' to remove temp files that no longer are needed.

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#2
January 17, 2014 at 08:34:26
How big is your hard drive? How is it partitioned? If it's a store bought desktop or laptop, make sure you do NOT store files in the Recovery partition. Where are you currently saving your files now? in the Library > Documents, Pictures, Music, etc folders? If you already have a Storage partition setup, start moving your files into it. And when you download any files in the future, simply direct them to go into the Storage partition rather than accepting the default location.

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#3
January 17, 2014 at 19:12:42
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This is for Windows 7 but it is the same on Windows 8.1:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/...

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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January 18, 2014 at 05:02:17
If you use Firefox then you go to Tools>Options>General Tab and you can specify where to save downloads to. Other browsers may have a similar feature as well though I generally avoid using most other browsers.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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