Windows 10: how do you set up an external hard drive to free up space on the c drive

Discus and support how do you set up an external hard drive to free up space on the c drive in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; hi ive purchased a 2TB external hard drive for extra storage but don't know how to set it up to free up space on my c drive... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by phillipbradford, Oct 24, 2020.

  1. how do you set up an external hard drive to free up space on the c drive


    hi ive purchased a 2TB external hard drive for extra storage but don't know how to set it up to free up space on my c drive

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    phillipbradford, Oct 24, 2020
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  2. storage space on the C drive using an external hard drive

    How do I connect an external hard drive to give additional storage space on the C drive. The device is plugged in and recognised by the computer, but am unable to link it to the hard drive which is now nearly full.
     
    AnthonyField1, Oct 24, 2020
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  3. Mark Isi Win User
    External Hard Drive

    Hi,

    Just to verify, did you mean, your back up files used to be on your external hard drive, but now it's no longer there? If this is true, kindly provide more answers to the questions below, so we can further assess the issue:

    • When did the files start to disappear?
    • What are the troubleshooting steps you have done so far?
    • Did you make nay changes on the settings of your PC or hard drive prior to this issue?
    • Are you getting any error messages when trying to plug in your external drive?
    • Does your external drive shows that the space is consumed?

    Please advise. We'll keep an eye out to your response.
     
    Mark Isi, Oct 24, 2020
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  4. Remon Ont Win User

    how do you set up an external hard drive to free up space on the c drive

    External Hard Drive

    Hi John,

    We suggest that you try the troubleshooting steps below:

    • Open your External Hard Drive file in File Explorer.
    • Type the name of the file you want to search on the search box and click Enter.
    The file will show up in Search Results and you will be able to move it to the correct folder.

    Let us know if you need further help.
     
    Remon Ont, Oct 24, 2020
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