Windows 10: Win 10 doesn't account for extra drive space using the SD card trick

  1.    20 Sep 2015 #1

    Win 10 doesn't account for extra drive space using the SD card trick

    I have a Samsung 700T tablet (think Surface Pro). It only as a 128GB SSD, but I read about a trick Surface Pro owners use to add extra storage. You format an SD card as NTFS, don't give it a drive letter, then map it to a folder on your C: drive.

    It works great - I've added a 128 gig SD card & essentially doubled my storage, but I'm running into one problem. Windows 10 does't count the SD card when it calculates free space. I have all my libraries mapped to the SD card, including my downloads folder. When I try to download something large, Windows reports there isn't enough space & Chrome refuses to download the file.

    Is there any way to get the system to recognize the extra space?


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  2.    20 Sep 2015 #2


    Also that trick has serious drawbacks, not the least of which is the SD reader on that thing is half the speed of the internal storage. If you put movies or non-persistent stuff on it you don't care about it's fine but if you install applications you are asking for trouble.
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  3.    20 Sep 2015 #3

    I'm just using it for my Libraries - Documents, Downloads, Pictures, etc. - as well as OneDrive.


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