Windows 10: need to move and use an micro sd on my tablet ,i have no free space

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  1.    4 Weeks Ago #1

    need to move and use an micro sd on my tablet ,i have no free space


    hi
    i got a WinPad tablet with windows 10 ,i have no more free space ,it has only 32GB
    there is only windows 10 installation , no photos ,no music , in short it's full only with windows
    i tried to windows disk cleaner but there is really few Gb free
    so I bought a 64Gb mico sd to increase the device memory
    can you give me some good adivses to increase the main memory using this sd ?
    i don't know if i should go with set 1 or 2
    1) create a folder on the main tablet called sd memory , and assign the sd to this folder ,so will be in the internal memory
    2) or keep as sd internal without assign a folder like sd memory and assign a letter like D:
    can i move the entire users folders (with all the child sub folders ) to the sd?
    can you give me some good advises?
    thanks mates
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  2. Posts : 415
    Windows 10 Home 32-bit
       4 Weeks Ago #2

    Suggest - don't put anything on the MicroSD card that you cannot afford to lose. Unless it's a quality MicroSD card it's likely to suffer data corruption at some point.

    RE: Space. There's no way that windows should use all space. Have a look at these:

    Delete System Restore Points in Windows 10 Windows 10 Tutorials

    Enable or Disable Hibernate in Windows 10 Windows 10 Tutorials

    What's using space:

    WinDirStat Portable | PortableApps.com - Portable software for USB, portable and cloud drives

    Antibody Software - WizTree finds the files and folders using the most disk space on your hard drive (Get Portable)
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  3.    4 Weeks Ago #3

    Callender said: View Post
    Suggest - don't put anything on the MicroSD card that you cannot afford to lose. Unless it's a quality MicroSD card it's likely to suffer data corruption at some point.

    RE: Space. There's no way that windows should use all space. Have a look at these:

    Delete System Restore Points in Windows 10 Windows 10 Tutorials

    Enable or Disable Hibernate in Windows 10 Windows 10 Tutorials

    What's using space:

    WinDirStat Portable | PortableApps.com - Portable software for USB, portable and cloud drives

    Antibody Software - WizTree finds the files and folders using the most disk space on your hard drive (Get Portable)
    hi
    restore points are disabled and deleted ,i clean all with Cmd.exe /c Cleanmgr /sageset:65535 & Cleanmgr /sagerun:65535

    i can disable hibernate in the tablet ,but 32gb are not enough
    i had to use a micro sd ,honestly a tablet with only 32gb and windows 10 are really few space
    i appreciate your advise about microsd quality but i had to move to sd there is really no free space
    i have used program to know what eats space C:\windows and C:\users
    thanks
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  4. Posts : 415
    Windows 10 Home 32-bit
       4 Weeks Ago #4

    You still need to work out what used the space. It can't be windows.

    You can try this: Using an SD card as permanent storage - Microsoft Windows Mini-Guides

    Make sure that you've got a system image backup though. To format the MicroSD card to NTFS you will likely need this:

    MiniTool Free Partition Manager for Window 8/7/vista/xp | Partition Wizard Free Edition

    I still say that you are better off using an external drive connected via usb for personal files.
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  5.    4 Weeks Ago #5

    Callender said: View Post
    You still need to work out what used the space. It can't be windows.

    You can try this: Using an SD card as permanent storage - Microsoft Windows Mini-Guides

    Make sure that you've got a system image backup though. To format the MicroSD card to NTFS you will likely need this:

    MiniTool Free Partition Manager for Window 8/7/vista/xp | Partition Wizard Free Edition

    I still say that you are better off using an external drive connected via usb for personal files.
    hi
    have you a tablet with w10 ?
    will be the sd as interal storage work as the internal memory? i mean 64gb + 32gb (of the tablet)
    i guess i can format the sd from the tablet in ntfs or?
    thanks
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  6. Posts : 415
    Windows 10 Home 32-bit
       4 Weeks Ago #6

    Anyway I speak from personal experience. I tried moving libraries to NFTS formatted MicroSD and it was not reliable at all. I ended up reformatting and only using it for non essential stuff that I did not need to backup.

    RE: NTFS formatted MicroSD. You'd need to format it as primary partition and optimize for quick removal (even if you never remove it)




    Have a read of this:

    MP3 files getting corrupted when transferring to micro-SD cards Solved - Windows 10 Forums
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  7. Posts : 415
    Windows 10 Home 32-bit
       4 Weeks Ago #7

    drugo said: View Post
    hi
    have you a tablet with w10 ?
    will be the sd as interal storage work as the internal memory? i mean 64gb + 32gb (of the tablet)

    thanks
    Yes I have a tablet.

    The MicroSD card shows up as a separate drive so as far as I know you cannot combine it with Windows partition.
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    Above is my setup which is not what you are looking for.
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  •    4 Weeks Ago #8

    Callender said: View Post
    Anyway I speak from personal experience. I tried moving libraries to NFTS formatted MicroSD and it was not reliable at all. I ended up reformatting and only using it for non essential stuff that I did not need to backup.

    RE: NTFS formatted MicroSD. You'd need to format it as primary partition and optimize for quick removal (even if you never remove it)




    Have a read of this:

    MP3 files getting corrupted when transferring to micro-SD cards Solved - Windows 10 Forums
    hi

    can i format in ntfs from the tablet? or do i need to use a pc
    and compress can help?
    thank you so much
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  • Posts : 415
    Windows 10 Home 32-bit
       4 Weeks Ago #9

    You can use your tablet if you install free MiniTool Partition Wizard. Be warned that I had nothing but problems. Incorrect file sizes reported and disappearing files. That's why i reverted changes. Perhaps you'll have better luck. Don't mess about without a backup.


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    Don't know anything much about compressing files on MicroSD.
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  •    4 Weeks Ago #10

    Callender said: View Post
    You can use your tablet if you install free MiniTool Partition Wizard. Be warned that I had nothing but problems. Incorrect file sizes reported and disappearing files. That's why i reverted changes. Perhaps you'll have better luck. Don't mess about without a backup.


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    Don't know anything much about compressing files on MicroSD.
    hi
    do you have problems with the micro sd formated to exfat too?
    thanks man!
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