How many keep your programs on the C drive and how many on another??

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    26 86.67%
  • Other

    4 13.33%
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  1. BunnyJ's Avatar
    Posts : 22,727
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #1

    How many keep your programs on the C drive and how many on another??


    Just reading another thread and I just was wondering.. how many of you put your programs/software on a driver other than the traditional C?? Like the D or some other??

    For me I always let the instillation default to the C for ease of instillation and my SSD is the C driver as well.


    Thoughts..

    TIA..

    Jeff
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  2. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 29,843
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #2

    C: = OS mostly + default libraries (which I don't use).
    D: = path I choose when installing programs
    but C: & D: are on the same physical drive.
    Program data is on E: where this is significant or large.
    Music, Video, Photos etc are in my own folders on E:
    Desktop is relocated to E: (although I keep little on it).

    Years ago I split C: & D: for defrag and backup, and to a large extent this is now historical, being inherited through using Laplink to transfer programs from one build to another.
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  3. BunnyJ's Avatar
    Posts : 22,727
    Windows 10 Home x64
    Thread Starter
       #3

    dalchina said:
    C: = OS mostly + default libraries (which I don't use).
    D: = path I choose when installing programs
    but C: & D: are on the same physical drive.
    Program data is on E: where this is significant or large.
    Music, Video, Photos etc are in my own folders on E:
    Desktop is relocated to E: (although I keep little on it).

    Years ago I split C: & D: for defrag and backup, and to a large extent this is now historical, being inherited through using Laplink to transfer programs from one build to another.
    Ok.. that kind of makes sense to me.
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  4. jpeni's Avatar
    Posts : 23
    Windows 10
       #4

    I use a separate Hard Drive as Drive C (usually a 500G or smaller capacity). C: is the Operating System drive.
    I do NOT partition my C: drive (I have had additional partitions become corrupt if only drive C: is restored from an image)
    I install all programs on C: so I can create a backup image that can restore ALL installed programs.
    If I installed programs on drives other than C: - I would have to restore both C: and the other drives to restore all programs.
    I save all active user files (files that are updated, edited, processed, changed or modified often) on a separate drive (ie. D)
    If I save all active files on the C: drive - they would be REPLACED by outdated older versions if I restore my C: Drive.
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  5. Phone Man's Avatar
    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 10 Pro 1909 64 bit
       #5

    My C: drive is a 256GB SSD with all my programs and user folders on it. Everything operates from it so it's all fast.
    I have two 2TB HDD for data storage and backup. Every Month or so I clean up my user folders and transfer what I want to save to my data drive. I Image the C: with Macrium and save to one of the HDD. I then use SyncToy to backup the two HDD drives to external drives.

    Jim
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  6. Stevekir's Avatar
    Posts : 340
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit (with Creators OS)
       #6

    My C: is on a 256 GB SSD along with all my programs. A separate internal (rotational) 2 TB drive holds all my personal files (Documants, Pictures etc.).

    The post Anniversary Update bug where the machine freezes occasionally has not been cured by the recent KB3176938.
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  7. Posts : 471
    Windows 10 Pro
       #7

    I used to install programs on a separate partition. But when I switched to a SSD I changed that practice, now all programs are on C (except some portable programs that I rarely use, they are on D which is a traditional HDD). Generally I've started using portable programs wherever possible. Contrary to the installed versions they don't mess up the system drive by leaving traces behind when you remove them.
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  8. Posts : 7
    Win 10 Pro
       #8

    OS and all programs/apps are on C, 240 GB SSD. Library files for music, pictures, videos, and documents are on D, 2 TB HDD.
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  9. thegeriatric's Avatar
    Posts : 551
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit
       #9

    Everything on C, 223 GB SSD.
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  10. Winuser's Avatar
    Posts : 6,981
    Windows 10 Pro Insider
       #10

    I install all my programs to the C drive.
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