Windows 10: What files can be safely moved from C: drive to an externel (network or USB) drive?

Discus and support What files can be safely moved from C: drive to an externel (network or USB) drive? in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I recently acquired a Windows 10 laptop with only 32G of SSD memory, so I am trying to free up as much space as possible. I can't get any definitive... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by manic_biker, Oct 9, 2019.

  1. What files can be safely moved from C: drive to an externel (network or USB) drive?


    I recently acquired a Windows 10 laptop with only 32G of SSD memory, so I am trying to free up as much space as possible. I can't get any definitive search results for what files I can safely move to an external drive. I have already gained 3G of space by various methods (disk cleanup, partioning, hibernation off, etc. I have a LAN with plenty of available storage. How can I exploit it, please?

    :)
     
    manic_biker, Oct 9, 2019
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  2. Lazzer408 Win User

    help. USB drive isn't assigned a drive letter.

    Any usb flash drive I plug into my computer isn't assigned a drive letter. The physical drive shows in the "safely remove hardware" but it doesnt show up in disk management. I have tried to populate the volume thru the safely remove hardware properties window and it does pop up in the list but it doesn't stay there. This isn't a format or assign a letter problem. It's more complicated then that. Maybe one of the services needed for usb drive management was disabled? Suggestions needed. btw external usb harddrives work fine.
     
    Lazzer408, Oct 9, 2019
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  3. 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, Oct 9, 2019
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  4. What files can be safely moved from C: drive to an externel (network or USB) drive?

    how to move, not copy files to usb drive

    Connect your USB drive.

    Open each folder where you have files.

    Press Control + A or click Select All under the 'Home' tab.

    Under Home tab, click Move to

    Click Choose location

    Scroll down, select your USB drive

    Click Move

    Repeat this step for the other folders.

    or

    You can open the USB drive, then drag and drop from the folders into the drive.
     
    Andre Da Costa, Oct 9, 2019
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