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28-Sep-2005, 04:55 PM #1
Solved: how do i move files from c drive to d drive (both hard drives)
Hi guys, computer's running a lil bit slow and wont allow me to install my new mobile phone software as c drive memory is full, i've tried my best to move things to the d drive hard disk but its still really full...

is there any safe way of transferring most of the programs and files over to the second hard drive?

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29-Sep-2005, 12:26 AM #2
Create a Program Files folder on the second drive. Uninstall some programs and reinstall them, specifying a folder on the new drive as an installation location.

You can move your My Document folder to the other drive by right-clicking and changing its location.

In the System properties in Control Panel, you can change the location of your pagefile to the other drive.

In Internet Options, you can move the temporary internet files folder to the other drive.

There are some applications for moving installed programs, such as Aloha Bob's PC Relocator, or Change of Address, but these are not free.

The best idea---get a larger drive and clone the old one to it. Or if your second drive is considerably larger than the first, clear all your files from the second drive, clone the first to the second, and exchange them.
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29-Sep-2005, 12:58 AM #3
dont try and just "dragging and dropping" your programs onto the new harddrive, because 9/10 they wont work..

the programs will need to be uninstalled and reinstalled in the new location to ensure they work properly...the other stuff like personal files, favourites etc can just be dragged over
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hi, managed to get change of address 2 - can i copy all of the program files folder at once or should i just do individual ones? thanks Jen
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You can move the files in "My Documents" by right clicking on that Icon, select Properties . . Under the Target tab, click Move . . browse to the D drive and it will ask if you want to move the files . . say yes and it will do it for you. After that, the system will access and saver files to that drive.
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hi, managed to get change of address 2 - can i copy all of the program files folder at once or should i just do individual ones? thanks Jen
Just start the program and follow the directions.
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cheers guys managed to sort it thanks xx
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dont try and just "dragging and dropping" your programs onto the new harddrive, because 9/10 they wont work..

the programs will need to be uninstalled and reinstalled in the new location to ensure they work properly...the other stuff like personal files, favourites etc can just be dragged over
hi erm , i think i might have copied some of them by mistake instead of using coa 2 software .. now some of the shortcuts dont work and i get an error relating to windows exe
thanks, Jen

p.s. i really must stop fiddling round ! cant resist though oops!
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01-Oct-2005, 12:39 PM #10
If you moved programs manually, you will need to make new shortcuts to the exe's.
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