Windows 10: How to Change Default Drive

Discus and support How to Change Default Drive in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I recently purchased a new laptop. Windows Version: 19042.928 The computer has 2 drives. A C drive: 119GB (44GB used) and a D drive: 931GB. (not used.)... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by lierre, May 10, 2021.

  1. lierre Win User

    How to Change Default Drive


    I recently purchased a new laptop. Windows Version: 19042.928 The computer has 2 drives. A C drive: 119GB (44GB used) and a D drive: 931GB. (not used.) The C drive contains the recovery partition. When files download from One Drive they are going to the C drive, apparently the default drive. There is not enough space on the C drive to hold all my files. I have already had to erase the computer twice. I went into settings and tried to change the Drive from C to D - but it said that I did not have "full control". How do I change the default drive to the D drive, so that I have space for all my files, folders, and programs?

    :)
     
    lierre, May 10, 2021
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  2. Jerry8A Win User

    Recent (Save Files) - Change Default Settings to OneDrive

    Hello -
    Thanks for the return. Before I undertake changing the Registry, I have a question.
    The steps in my Registry, for my version of Windows 10, were a bit different, but I think I eventually got to the right spot.
    The last step is to change the number of places you want to list in Recent Places. In my case, the default Max Display listed 50 as the number. So, if I were to change that number, how do I know the Save As page will be one of those places? Or, a similar question, will this registry change delete the tab Recent from my Save As page? This is what I would like to happen.
    When I received my computer in Nov. 2016, the Recent tab was not listed in the Save As page. Something caused it to be added over time. Which brings me to this second question. Would there be any benefit in deleting the changed registry listing and reverting back to the default listing? See attachment.
    Jerry
     
    Jerry8A, May 10, 2021
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  3. Change How Folders Open By Default (My laptop keeps using CMD)

    Hi,

    Sorry for the delayed response. I suggest you to set File Explorer as the Default program and check if that helps. To do this, refer the steps given below.

    • Open Control Panel.
    • Search for Default Programs.
    • Go to Default Programs.
    • Look for File Explorer towards the left pane and select it.
    • Set this as default program and apply changes.
    • Check if the issue persists.

    Hope this helps.
     
    Arvind Ram, May 10, 2021
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  4. kormath Win User

    How to Change Default Drive

    Lost default photo viewer after profile rebuild

    Thanks Brink. I've tried those steps before i started searching Google. After the profile rebuild i don't have the Photo app listed to choose to make it default in either the system settings for default apps or the Open With option.

    I can't even find it doing a search. Seems to have been removed somehow with the profile rebuild, which doesn't make sense.

    Might be helpful to list what i've done How to Change Default Drive :) I've done the open with check, the choose default program in the system menu, tried that in device manager default programs also. I've checked the programs and features Turn windows features on/off and it's not listed there (never thought it was but that was a suggestion), searched the MS Store, it's not listed there either.

    I don't like playing in the registry unless i have defined steps and haven't found anything for this yet, just the Win7 version like in my OP.
     
    kormath, May 10, 2021
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