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Accessing D: drive to use as a hard drive

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5y, 8m agoPosted 5 years, 8 months ago
My daughter's laptop is low on memory due to music and other files. Her C: drive is nearly completely full, and I've noticed the D: drive is nearly empty. Is there a way to format it so we can use the latter as a normal hard drive?
Any help or links would be greatly appeciated :)
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5y, 8m agoPosted 5 years, 8 months ago
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1 Like #1
Easier just to move pictures/videos/music and space consuming files to D drive, Copy/Paste and then delete once its copied over or Cut/Paste and just be careful. This will speed up the laptop.
Also change the paths to where files are stored in the future
#2
Thanks simplex. How do I change the paths to where files are saved? I tried saving a word doc as a test to D drive and my pc told me I didn't have permission to access any of the files?
#3
Is there option to run as administrator, or open as admin...

There are a few ways, but be careful. right click on any containing folder i.e pictures/music/docs and click on properties then i think it is in locations you can change

Edited By: simplex on Apr 03, 2011 18:08: cos
1 Like #4
you cant save files to d drive thats likely to be your cd/dvd drive!!!
1 Like #5
gog5y
you cant save files to d drive thats likely to be your cd/dvd drive!!!


Glad I wasn't the only one thinking this!!!!!!!
#6
wow
#7
odriscoll
wow

LOL
#8
tbh you would be better trying to remove temp files and temp internet files first might free up some space use disc cleaner under accessories system tools
#9
I dont know why ive assumed OP had a notepad, maybe because i have and have also a partition. but lol OP can you clarify you are not infact looking at your optical drive?
#10
My D:/ shows no space available, so don't imagine if it's the CD/DVD drive it would show up as being 'nearly empty'. More like 'completely full'.
#11
Could be a half empty dvd disc lol. But lets wait for OP. But im assuming he knows the basics (_;)
#12
D drive could be a recovery partition.
#13
fox2020
D drive could be a recovery partition.



Possibly, and id like to see him try hes magic on that
1 Like #14
I use a program called WinDirStat to see what is using up my drive space.
http://sourceforge.net/dbimage.php?id=98445

http://sourceforge.net/projects/windirstat/
#15
My D drive is a data drive.
I simply resized it so that the C driver was shrank, and the D made bigger.

I used EASEUS partition manager.
1 Like #16
Thanks everyone, managed to solve it :)
gog5y, D: drive is listed as a hard drive not a removeable disk on my laptop, so I could save all my music files amongst others onto the D:
Cleared about 17GB from my C: drive onto the D: :)
#17
apologies just had a look on lappy and mine is the same :-( was looking at pc when i posted above glad you got it sorted :-)

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