Windows 10: Moving installed programs from a non-C drive to C drive

Discus and support Moving installed programs from a non-C drive to C drive in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I recently invested in a 256GB SSD to replace my old mechanical 1TB HDD. The SSD is obviously much smaller than my old HDD, so a while ago (in... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by BillyNoMates, Sep 9, 2019.

  1. Moving installed programs from a non-C drive to C drive


    I recently invested in a 256GB SSD to replace my old mechanical 1TB HDD. The SSD is obviously much smaller than my old HDD, so a while ago (in anticipation of this upgrade) I split my C: drive in to two (a C:\ and an S:\ drive), and symlinked a load of programs/games/etc., off to the S:\ drive.

    Great! More space, and ready to upgrade to an SSD.

    As time rolled on, I started installing most programs directly to the S:\ partition via their .msi/.exe file... I now realise that that was a mistake for a lot of programs. I actually want them installed to my C: drive. The original applications that were installed to my C: drive, and I symlinked off, I can just delete the link, replace the program folder, and it'll work as expected. The programs I've actually installed to the S: drive though, I can't work out a way to easily move them to the C: drive.

    Does anyone have any idea? Is there some technique to move installed programs when symlinks aren't appropriate, without hacking the registry to shreds (which will only result in errors)?

    :)
     
    BillyNoMates, Sep 9, 2019
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  2. JanaDyck Win User

    move files from my C drive to an external hard drive.

    what steps do I take to move files from my C drive to an external hard drive. My C drive is almost full.
     
    JanaDyck, Sep 9, 2019
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  3. Nick Dich Win User
    full c drive.

    Hi,

    To answer your question, we cannot tell what applications or programs you can move to other drives. Besides, it is always recommended to have the programs be on their default save drive, which is Drive C. To further assist you with your concern regarding
    your drive getting full, we suggest you to visit the link provided and follow the steps that you have not tried yet:

    Free up drive space in Windows 10


    Let us know if you need further assistance.
     
    Nick Dich, Sep 9, 2019
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  4. KTR
    ktr Win User

    Moving installed programs from a non-C drive to C drive

    Can not extend C drive.

    You will have to move E: drive first. So expand E: drive to take that 10gb of space, then shrink it from the left...so that you can expand C: drive.

    You cannot have C:---E:---C:
    It must be C:---E:
     
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