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. 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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  3. Anusha Win User
    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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  4. Frogger Win User

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

    ?? How do I PW protect Folders in windows

    hmmm?
    Sharing files and folders overview You can share the files and folders stored on your computer, on a network, and on the Web. The method you choose depends on whom you want to share files with, and what computer they will use to access the files.

    When you share files or folders, they are not as protected as they are when you do not share them. People with access to your computer or your network might be able to read, copy, or change files that are in a shared folder. You should always be aware that the files and folders that you share are available to other people and be sure to monitor your shared files and folders on a regular basis.

    Important

    If your computer is not joined to a domain, you can use the Network Setup Wizard to automatically turn file and printer sharing on or off. To start the Network Setup Wizard, click Start, click Control Panel, click Network and Internet Connections, and then click Network Setup Wizard.
    If you both use the same computer

    You can put the files you want to share in the Shared Documents folder. Files stored in the Shared Documents folder or its subfolders are always available to other users on your computer.

    Step-by-step procedure
    Note

    If you are connected to a network domain, the Shared Documents, Shared Pictures, and Shared Music folders are not available.
    If both computers are on the same network

    You can share a folder or drive on your computer with others on the network. You can also control whether the files in the shared folder can be modified by other users.

    If your computer is connected to a network domain, use this procedure:

    Step-by-step procedure
    If your computer is connected to a workgroup, use this procedure:

    Step-by-step procedure
    Note

    If you are connected to a network domain, you will need to set the Access control for the folder or drive after sharing it. For more information, go to To set, view, change, or remove file and folder permissions.
    If you want to share your files online

    You can publish pictures and documents on the Web using the Web Publishing Wizard. The files will be stored in a private, online folder that you manage.

    Step-by-step procedure

    If you don't want others to access your files

    You can prevent other users from accessing your folders and the files they contain. When your computer is connected to a domain, this is called setting permissions for your file or folder. When your computer is connected to a workgroup, this is called making your folders private.

    If your computer is connected to a network domain, use this procedure:

    Step-by-step procedure
    If your computer is connected to a workgroup, use this procedure:

    Step-by-step procedure

    'HELP' it can be your friend *Smile How to utilise the OS C drive for files and folders? :)
     
    Frogger, May 15, 2024
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