Windows 10: How to utilise the OS C drive for files and folders?

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  1. How to utilise the OS C drive for files and folders?


    My G drive is nearly full and I try to move my files and folders to my OS C: drive which has 321 GB free. I get message: Windows can't create a shortcut here. Do you want the shortcut to be placed on the desktop instead?This way again the G drive will fill up, doesn't it?How can I move my files and folders to the the free space on my C drive?

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    ELLEN VAN DER SCHOUW, May 15, 2024
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  2. How to utilise the OS (C) drive for files and folders?

    My G drive is nearly full and I try to move my files and folders to my OS (CHow to utilise the OS C drive for files and folders? :) drive which has 321 GB free. I get message: Windows can't create a shortcut here. Do you want the shortcut to be placed on the desktop instead?

    This way again the G drive will fill up, doesn't it?

    How can I move my files and folders to the the free space on my C drive?
     
    ELLEN VAN DER SCHOUW, May 15, 2024
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  3. What is the folder C:\OS?

    Windows 11 Pro.

    The Drive/Partition label is OS (CHow to utilise the OS C drive for files and folders? :) but I also have a folder named C:\OS.

    It seems to have subfolders with the same names as folders directly under C:.

    What is this folder, how did it get there and do I need to keep it? All the files under C:\OS seem to be duplicates.

    Thanks.
     
    Jeff Cowdery, May 15, 2024
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  4. Anusha Win User

    How to utilise the OS C drive for files and folders?

    C windows installer folder - Delete?

    He can do symbolic link redirection and move the files in it to a different location. *Wink How to utilise the OS C drive for files and folders? ;)
    Better try it out in a virtual of first. Just a suggestion.

    Like:
    First move everything in c:\windows\installer to d:\installercache
    Then delete c:\windows\installer folder
    Then type this in command mode as admin
    mklink /d c:\windows\installer d:\installercache

    Removing those installer files is a bad idea. it might prevent you from updating or uninstalling apps.
     
    Anusha, May 15, 2024
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