Windows 10: MOVING FILES FROM C TO D DRIVE

Discus and support MOVING FILES FROM C TO D DRIVE in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I've been trying to move my folders from C drive to D drive to free up space but its telling me the folder can't be moved here as there is a folder in... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by NickiCampbell, Mar 30, 2022.

  1. MOVING FILES FROM C TO D DRIVE


    I've been trying to move my folders from C drive to D drive to free up space but its telling me the folder can't be moved here as there is a folder in the same location even when i delete said folder from D drive.Any suggestions as to what i'm doing wrong please

    :)
     
    NickiCampbell, Mar 30, 2022
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  2. Zaki_j Win User

    C drive full, how to move some to D drive

    Hi Dan,

    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    I understand that your computer is running out of space and you would like to move the data from C drive to D Drive.

    • When you say “How can I move some GB's from C to external D drive?“ do you want to free space on the c drive or do you want to extent the C partition?

    If you want to free up space on C drive, I suggest to follow the below given suggestions.

    Personal files such as videos, music, photos, and documents can take up a lot of space on your device. To see which files are using the most space:

    1. Select File Explorer from the taskbar and find the files you want to move.
    2. Under This PC in the menu on the left, select a folder to see what files are saved in it. The
      Videos, Music, Pictures, and
      Downloads
      folders usually contain the largest files that you’ve saved to your device.
    3. To see the size of the files in a folder, select
      View
      > Details. Right-click in the open space and then select
      Sort by > Size to show the largest files at the top of the list.
    4. If there are files you no longer need on your device, you can either delete them or move them to an external storage device like a USB drive or an SD card.

    Note: If you delete any files, remember to empty the Recycle Bin to completely remove them from your device and free up space.

    To move photos, music, videos, or other files that you want to keep but don't use very often, consider saving them to an external storage device like a USB drive or an SD card. You'll still be able to use them when the drive is connected, but they won't take
    up space on your PC.

    1. Connect an external storage device like a USB drive or SD card to your PC.
    2. Select File Explorer from the taskbar and go to the folder that contains the files you want to move.
    3. Select the files, select the Home tab, and then select
      Move to > Choose location.
    4. Select the external storage device you connected in the location list, and then select
      Move.

    In Windows 10 you can also move the installed Windows Store apps to any other drive in order to free up space. You can also change the path of the default installation directory, for new apps.

    If you would like to move the installed apps to another drive, try the below given suggestions.

    Press Windows key + I to bring up the Settings menu and click Apps. You should be on the
    Apps & features page of the left-hand navigation.

    Click on the app entry that you would like to move to a different drive to see
    Move and Uninstall
    options. Click Move button and then select a drive of your choice to move the app.

    Note: When you click on a traditional desktop program or an app that came preinstalled with Windows 10, Windows 10 offers only Uninstall option and you can’t move desktop applications
    using this method.

    For more information on how to free up space on your computer I suggest you refer to the suggestion from the given article

    Free up drive space in Windows 10 - Windows Help


    Regards,

    Zaki
     
    Zaki_j, Mar 30, 2022
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  3. ramusis Win User
    Moving files C to D drives in Win 10

    I want to move Skype from C to D disk. But is not possible to Click on Location tab, is not active..
     
    ramusis, Mar 30, 2022
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  4. Rahul247 Win User

    MOVING FILES FROM C TO D DRIVE

    What to move from C drive to D drive

    Hi,

    I have a laptop with a 118GB SSD C drive and a 920GB HDD D drive. I have only a few megabytes of space left on my C drive so I need to start moving things from my C drive to my D drive to free up space. However, I have no idea what I can move to the D drive.
    I already store all of my documents on my D drive so I can't move those. Should I move the program files? Would that slow down my apps on startup?

    Many thanks for your help.
     
    Rahul247, Mar 30, 2022
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