Windows 10: How can I stop win 10 from putting stuff on my 2nd hdd? Solved

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  1.    25 Aug 2017 #1

    How can I stop win 10 from putting stuff on my 2nd hdd?


    So I installed windows 10 on the C drive, when I did this I made sure the secondary hdd was disconnected, However now, it keeps putting stuff on my storage drive insted of my main drive, I don't know if its a backup or what but it won't even let me delete it, and it is eating up space on my storage drive for no reason.
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       25 Aug 2017 #2

    How big are the 2 drives? Or is there just 1 drive but 2 partitions on it?
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  3.    25 Aug 2017 #3

    Ones a 256 gb SSD other is a 1.5 tb standart hdd, OS is on the SSD, so it shouldn't be writing any files to the secondary at all in terms of windows files etc,
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       25 Aug 2017 #4

    Scyris said: View Post
    Ones a 256 gb SSD other is a 1.5 tb standart hdd, OS is on the SSD, so it shouldn't be writing any files to the secondary at all in terms of windows files etc,
    There may be a few things such as System Volume Information and Recycle Bin unless selectively turned off.
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       25 Aug 2017 #5

    Scyris said: View Post
    So I installed windows 10 on the C drive, when I did this I made sure the secondary hdd was disconnected, However now, it keeps putting stuff on my storage drive insted of my main drive, I don't know if its a backup or what but it won't even let me delete it, and it is eating up space on my storage drive for no reason.
    Can you give us a screenshot of what files you are seeing? Like Berton said, they may just be internal system files, and necessary for the file system (NTFS).
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       25 Aug 2017 #6

    I did forget to mention you may need to change Folder Views to Show Hidden files, maybe temporarily show System files but be sure to revert the changes.
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  7.    25 Aug 2017 #7

    Well it was making a Program file x86, Program files, windows, efi, programdata folder complete with tens of thousands of files. I managed to delete them though now, and they so far have not come back so. Would like to know how to prevent it in the future though if possible.
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  8.    25 Aug 2017 #8

    Scyris said: View Post
    Well it was making a Program file x86, Program files, windows, efi, programdata folder complete with tens of thousands of files. I managed to delete them though now, and they so far have not come back so. Would like to know how to prevent it in the future though if possible.
    This sounds unrealistic. Windows will not just put Program file x86, Program files and other folders you mentioned on the second drive. Most likely these folders were left over from some older Windows installation that existed on that second drive. They are not a consequence of your current installation putting anything there.
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  9.    25 Aug 2017 #9

    You sure? because trusted installer was refusing to let me delete alot of the files, I had to play around with the security settings and also use a .reg file to enable take ownership from the context menu in order for it to let me delete them. They are gone now and nothing negative seems to happen, only thing in the 2 program files folders was like windows apps and such.

    This never happened before when I first got the ssd and put windows on it, and I generally always have hidden files set to show.
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  10.    27 Aug 2017 #10

    What does it say in your Settings -> System -> Storage -> Change where new content is saved -> New apps will save to ? Which drive?
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