I have 2 hard drives, trying to download, one drive is full


  1. Posts : 23
    Windows 10
       #1

    I have 2 hard drives, trying to download, one drive is full


    Ok so my first harddrive is 100 gb and the 2nd is 900. By default it uses the 100 gb one first. When i try to download something it says disk full. I went to check it out and I learned that my primary is a C drive and secondary is a D drive (i don't know the difference). i saw a setting where i can make new downloads and other stuff save to that D drive so I changed it and it still says disk full. The second one that i want to save to is empty
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  2. Posts : 3,759
    Windows 11 Pro 64 Bit 22H2
       #2

    As stated, by default, downloads go to C:\Users\[YourUserName]\Downloads. You can change the default download location at any time. Go to Start/Search and type diskmgmt.msc, Right click the diskmgmt results and Run As Administrator. In the Elevated Disk Management window, in the lower pane, which drive has the most free space. Or go to This PC to view the free space. Attach a screenshot of Disk Management to your next post if you need help.
    What Browser are you using? Edge, IE, Firefox, Chrome? In Edge and Chrome, go to the 3 dots (ie) . . . on the upper right of the tool bar, Settings/View Advanced Settings/Downloads/Change change your download location to the Download folder on the drive with the most free space.
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  3. Posts : 2,173
    W10 Pro (desktop), W11 (laptop), W11Pro (tablet)
       #3

    Are you referring to downloading via your browser? If so, which browser are you using?

    By default, many browsers download to the user Downloads folder which is typically on the C: drive. You can move that folder to another drive if you wish, I personally don't bother to move it. I set the browser up so that it doesn't default to anywhere but instead asks me where I want to download the file to for each download. I do that because almost every download I do, I put in a unique place.
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