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  1. Posts : 105
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    default destination for prog's /apps /pics etc


    Hi ,
    I have a laptop with a 30GB SSD and a 500GB spinning HDD .

    I want windows on the SSD but it ALWAYS runs out of space after a few weeks .

    Can anyone guide me through a way to have new programs /apps /photos/downloads /.docs etc etc install on the big drive ( d:/ )

    I use ITunes for example and during a backup the system reported " not enogh drive space on drive c:/ "

    I lost the sony partitioning system when I went down the windows 10 technical preview road months ago .

    Thanks
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  2. Posts : 105
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    Thread Starter
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    Ok so ive worked some of it out ...... for example I go to downloads > properties > location tab and change to d:/downloads . I do this for documents and pictures also . How to I make NEW apps / programs install to D:/ and not C:/

    thanks
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  3. Ztruker's Avatar
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    Get a larger SSD. 30GB is going to continue to run out of space, it's just too small for Win 10. People report having space problems with 60GB SSDs as well. I have a 250GB SSD in my Desktop and no space problems. Also a 120GB SSD in my laptop and no space problems there either.
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  4. Posts : 105
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    Thread Starter
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    Thanks for that answer , I never thought of that .
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  5. Ztruker's Avatar
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    Snide remark aside, why try to fit 10 pounds of stuff in a 5 pound bag? Get a bigger bag.

    I know that's an obvious fix but sometimes people just need to hear it anyway.

    I'll stop annoying you with obvious answers now.
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  6. Posts : 105
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    Have a sense of humour and grow up you sound like a 5 year old .
    I apologise if I came across sarcastically but all I was asking was why when I had the recovery partition intact the 30 GB SSD never filled up and why , if you are unable to accept a bit of banter for providing an answer my 6 year old could have answered its a sad day .
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  7. Posts : 8
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    Keeping everything down to 30GB or less is going to be a challenge whatever you do. I try to keep as much as I can not on the C: drive and it's around 38GB at the moment and I can't see any easy way to reduce that.
    In addition to what you've done already, you could possibly get rid of a hibernation file if you don't need it; also the pagefile. You could also move the 'temp' directory to d: - that may be why you had the backup problem.
    At least with my setup I've had no problem installing every ordinary program on G: (=your D: partition) - you just have to do a custom install and replace c:\program files with d:\programs\.... Very few programs fail to ask where they should be installed and they all work perfectly well from G:
    I don't know about moving the 'metro' apps; I've never touched them.
    Also use the built-in Disk Cleanup to remove junk, and CCleaner also so you've got as much free space as possible.

    bob
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  8. DeaconFrost's Avatar
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    I was going to suggest a new drive, too, given the fact the cost has fallen for the 256 GB and lower sizes.
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  9. Posts : 299
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    tamo said:
    Have a sense of humour and grow up you sound like a 5 year old .
    I apologise if I came across sarcastically but all I was asking was why when I had the recovery partition intact the 30 GB SSD never filled up and why , if you are unable to accept a bit of banter for providing an answer my 6 year old could have answered its a sad day .


    Damn! Your six-year-old is smarter than my 18-year-old. Too late for a replacement I guess.:)
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  10. Posts : 105
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    Thanks very much all .
    I hope santa brings be a shiny 250 GB SSD .

    And Ztrucker sorry for being sarky
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