New Pc with 1TB Hard Drive & 256GB SSD - where do I put my folders?

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  1. Posts : 103
    Windows 10 64bit
       #1

    New Pc with 1TB Hard Drive & 256GB SSD - where do I put my folders?


    I have Windows 10.
    I dont know anything about SSDs so asking for advice.
    The picture shows c and d drive. Have put a few folders on c drive, but when I tried to add a few small videos it says its full
    Even though looking at it it is not
    Dont understand.
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  2. Posts : 2,487
    Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
       #2

    Post a screen shot of Windows Disk Management if possible.

    Normally--I'd put videos on drive D, not C.

    What are your plans for drive D?

    There isn't really any difference in functionality between hard drives and SSD for storage purposes. SSDs are faster and there may be capacity differences, but generally you can treat them in the same way.
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  3. Posts : 103
    Windows 10 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #3

    All this is hard for me to understand Have had a computer for years. But this new one am struggling with
    But I did find Disc Management lol
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  4. Posts : 2,487
    Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
       #4

    Your first picture says that you have about 94 GB free on the C partition.

    Your second picture says that you have only 61 GB free on the C partition.

    Why the difference? Did you copy or move about 33 GB of files to C between the 2 pictures?

    It certainly does not look like its full, regardless.

    What are your plans for the D drive?

    Is D an external drive?

    Why not put something there? It is empty.
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  5. Posts : 35,628
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #5

    A good idea is to keep personal data off C:

    Why? If you need to clean install Windows, and your personal data isn't on C: , it's not affected.

    Plus that leaves more space for programs on C:

    For most people, the main practical benefit of a SSD is the shorter boot time.

    Oh, and if you use disk imaging regularly as many tenforums members so strongly recommend, creating the image to external storage via USB3 can be faster from a SSD. (E.g. Macrium Reflect - free).

    - both are disk intensive.
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  6. Posts : 4,103
    Windows 7 HP 64 - Windows 10 Pro - Lubuntu
       #6

    dalchina said:
    A good idea is to keep personal data off C:

    Why? If you need to clean install Windows, and your personal data isn't on C: , it's not affected.

    Plus that leaves more space for programs on C:

    For most people, the main practical benefit of a SSD is the shorter boot time.

    Oh, and if you use disk imaging regularly as many tenforums members so strongly recommend, creating the image to external storage via USB3 can be faster from a SSD. (E.g. Macrium Reflect - free).

    - both are disk intensive.
    The main advantage of SSD is that they are, at least, 4 times faster than a HDD and they are shock proof as has no moving parts. The down side is that they are more expensive per GByte.

    You can set all your Libraries (Documents, music, pictures, videos etc) to be on the HDD and use the SSD to only have Windows and Programs.
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  7. Posts : 35,628
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #7

    Beware of using the Properties, Location tab to do that. A good number of threads here about people who got it wrong. I'd choose not to take that risk- otherwise if you do, follow the guidance in the tutorial and make sure you create a current disk image before using it.
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  8. Posts : 4,103
    Windows 7 HP 64 - Windows 10 Pro - Lubuntu
       #8

    My suggestion is to move C:\Users to D:\Users
    Use Kari tutorial Move Users Folder
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  9. Posts : 1,450
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit 20H2 19042.844
       #9

    I Normally immediately use the Properties, Location area, never could get the tutorial to move the users folder proper way to work right. seems like properties method works fine for my needs, and personal files on each system i've done it on
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  10. Posts : 103
    Windows 10 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #10

    Thanks for all the replies. Sorry am finding it hard to understand.
    I have had computers for many years. And had no problems really.
    With a new one I have always copied my music, photos and videos from my external to c drive. Created a folder ..My Files.
    I dont know a thing about ssds. Just read they make a pc faster (sorry ) So I can use it for storage too?
    Is that what D drive is?

    Where do you folks put your files?
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