Manage storage drives in new computer

Shubert

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I got a brand spankin new Dell XPS desktop with a 200 Gb drive labeled OS: C, and a 1 Tb drive labeled Data: D.

It was shipped to me configured to save new data to the OS: C drive. I didn't realize this at first and put all my data from my old computer here.

I noticed a few months later that this drive is almost full, and the Data: D drive is almost empty. A rather disgruntled tech at Dell helped me to configure this machine to save new data to Data: D. It looks like all this data is still on my OS: C drive as well as the Data: D drive now. I initially didn't seem to be able to copy all this data from C to D; It would just let me put a shortcut there. I finally moved it from my backup drive to Data: D.

I can't seem to delete it now from the OS: C drive without it being deleted from Data: D. This is really bizarre and very troublesome.

Any suggestions?
 

crjdriver

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First post a screenshot of disk management. To access disk management, start>run and type in "diskmgmt.msc" without quotes and hit enter.
 

crjdriver

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It means you have two physical disks rather than a single disk partitioned into multiple disks.
This is not difficult; simply move the documents folder to D:
To do this, open my computer and right click documents>properties. When the properties tab opens, click location. Type in where you want to move it to ie D:\ or whatever. Click move.
Done.
I highly recommend having a current backup of anything important in your docs ie mp3s, docs, work files, whatever BEFORE doing the above.
Creating a system image before doing the above would also be a good idea.
 
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crjdriver

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BTW if you have an AV program other than windows security, that possibly can prevent you from deleting files. Norton is famous for just this problem.
 

crjdriver

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As I mentioned, I copied my files from a backup drive...
Copying your files from a backup has nothing to do with the location of the documents folder. As I said, this is NOT a difficult problem to solve. In fact it is pretty simple.
 

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