Windows 10: Copying files to Desktop: "There is not enough space on Desktop"

  1.    07 Mar 2018 #1

    Copying files to Desktop: "There is not enough space on Desktop"


    Hello,

    Copying files from external HD to my new PC and:

    "There is not enough space on Desktop. You need an additional 210 GB to copy these files"

    I have 2 drives on the machine:
    • SSD (for apps)
    • HD (1.8 Tb for files) .. when I copy files to desktop, they should technically go into the HD, right? (see presets below, file are set to go into the HD, not the SDD) ... but they DIDN'T, they all went into the SSD !






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       07 Mar 2018 #2

    technoir84 said: View Post
    .. when I copy files to desktop, they should technically go into the HD, right? (see presets below, file are set to go into the HD, not the SDD)...


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    Do you see Desktop in that list? Photos, Music, documents and so on - yes, but not the Desktop folder. By default the Desktop folder is in C:\Users\yourname\Desktop which is on the SSD in C:

    This tutorial tells you how to find where the Desktop is located and, should you wish, move it to another drive.

    Move Location of Desktop Folder in Windows 10

    Of course, you could just leave the Desktop where it is, create a new folder on D: and copy the files there directly, perhaps adding a shortcut to the folder on D: to your Desktop so you can find it easily.
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  3.    08 Mar 2018 #3

    Thank you very much, this solved the question !
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  4. Bree's Avatar
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       08 Mar 2018 #4

    You're welcome.

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