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Topic # 215241 18-Jun-2017 20:07
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Hi All,

 

Just after a bit of advice from you clever people out there.  (Thanks in advance!)  

 

I have run out (well, just about run out) of spare space on my C drive.  I purchased a new desktop computer about three years ago, and am having issues with programs not opening as there is not enough space.  I am running Windows 7. 

 

When a local IT guy set it up for me he partitioned (apologies, I'm not sure if that's the right terminology) the drive into two parts - leaving me with (C:) - 111GB capacity, 103GB now used, 7.94GB free) and (E:) - 931GB capacity, 778GB free.

 

I use Google drive to store all my files, and I did tell him this at the time, as I anticipated not needing much file storage.  My Google Drive documents are located on (E:) and my programs on (C:), including Photoshop, which does take up a fair bit of space (this was always anticipated, and I told him this too).

 

I have done the usual "fix it yourself" options - emptying the trash can & running disk cleanup.

 

I see there is a box you can tick to "Compress this drive to save disk space", but am not really sure what that will do, so have not tried it.

 

I would have thought (C:) is unlikely to have any / many duplicate files because of my set up, but I guess I could run a duplicate finder to see what it does find.

 

I have uninstalled any programs that I am no longer using, by picking the ones I know I don't use, but there are a log list of programs for which I don't know what they do, so if I don't know I've left them there as it may be that I'm using them without knowing it.

 

I have started to install programs on (E:), but am unsure of whether this is a good or bad thing.

 

Any advice you can give me would be very much appreciated.

 

Cheers!


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  Reply # 1803084 18-Jun-2017 20:13
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Windows Disk Management will allow you to shrink the size of E, and after that you can use Windows Disk Management again to expand C into that space.

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