Windows 10: How do I transfer empty space from (D:) to (C:)? Solved

  1.    27 Nov 2017 #1

    How do I transfer empty space from (D:) to (C:)?


    I have a TON of empty space in (D:) and my (C:) is getting filled up constantly. So I looked up some stuff online to try and transfer the storage. I opened up disk management and shrunk the size in (D:). However, (D:) is on Disk 1 and (C:) is on Disk 0 and it won't let me transfer the storage space from disk to disk.

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    Here's what my disk management looks like, and here's the greyed out "extend volume..." on (C:) when I free up space from (D:)

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    Anyone know of a way to transfer some of that space? Some of these newer games take up A LOT of space. Looking at you, Shadow of War. If it matters I'm on an MSI GE62VR Apache Pro.
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  2. Posts : 463
    Windows 10 Home 64bit
       27 Nov 2017 #2

    Hi Jabbie, welcome to the forums

    It's impossible, unfortunately, short of creating a RAID configuration, which wouldn't work very well with an SSD and a mechanical hard drive, the easier option would be to install your games and non essential programs to the D drive.

    MrNeeds
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  3.    27 Nov 2017 #3

    MrNeeds said: View Post
    Hi Jabbie, welcome to the forums

    It's impossible, unfortunately, short of creating a RAID configuration, which wouldn't work very well with an SSD and a mechanical hard drive, the easier option would be to install your games and non essential programs to the D drive.

    MrNeeds
    That's what I was afraid of. Thanks very much for confirming it though!
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  4. Posts : 463
    Windows 10 Home 64bit
       27 Nov 2017 #4

    No problem Jabbie, sorry we couldn't help further, but in general, games rarely make use of an SSD's speed, so you'll not notice much difference apart form loading times in games, all my games are installed on the second data drive in my system and they run perfectly fine.
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  5. Posts : 344
    Windows 10 Professional 64bit
       27 Nov 2017 #5

    Why would you shrink the size of the D drive?

    I would just manually move over files and reinstall games onto the D partition.
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  6.    27 Nov 2017 #6

    Jabbie said: View Post
    I have a TON of empty space in (D and my (C is getting filled up constantly. So I looked up some stuff online to try and transfer the storage. I opened up disk management and shrunk the size in (D. However, (D is on Disk 1 and (C is on Disk 0 and it won't let me transfer the storage space from disk to disk.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	disk.png 
Views:	7 
Size:	116.4 KB 
ID:	165857

    Here's what my disk management looks like, and here's the greyed out "extend volume..." on (C when I free up space from (D

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	disk 2.png 
Views:	8 
Size:	126.9 KB 
ID:	165858

    Anyone know of a way to transfer some of that space? Some of these newer games take up A LOT of space. Looking at you, Shadow of War. If it matters I'm on an MSI GE62VR Apache Pro.
    You can't transfer empty space from one disk to another disk. You can however use that free space by replacing C with D for example, if you are installing a program, when you are asked for the location where you want to install the new program just change C to D where it asks you what location to install to. You could also make a folder on the D drive called "D:\downloads" for file downloads or "D:\music" for music files, no quotes. Most programs or file downloads default install location is "C:\*****", so, just change the C to a D and that way you can get use of all that free space you have. I hope that makes sense to you.
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  7. Posts : 324
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit Edition
       28 Nov 2017 #7

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    Do a clean install will free up disk. I done that.
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