Windows C Drive Storage Full

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    finndodd

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    I have a new HP Envy PC running Windows 10. I have been receiving notifications that the C Drive is almost full and need to free up space. However, the DataDrive1 (D Drive) which has 1.8TB available is not utilized. Is there a way of setting up the system to automatically use the D Drive? As you can tell I am not very technical!
     
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    5. Change the "Save Locations" you want from C to D
     
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    Fantastic thank you.
     
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    If you do this by using File explorer rather than settings you can right click on the directory icon, Pictures for example, click on location and then you can choose a destination and move the existing data to that new location with just one click.
     
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    File explorer works well for me too. The alternative method suggested; Settings > System > Storage doesn't work on my PC. The default location is "This PC C:\" and won't allow any changes.
     
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    I am fed up to the back teeth with Windows 10 for precisely this sort of reason. I don't keep any of my important documents on C drive, especially as much of my work is confidential. I do nearly everything on the D drive and have set up my own storage and filing system on there. This afternoon I needed to scan a couple of confidential docs and save the scans. (I use a Canon MG5740 all-in-one) I was asked to which folder I wanted the scan to be saved but it wasn't there. I did it again, still wasn't there. I changed the destination to 'Documents' on the C drive - no problem, but I then had to move the scans from there to where I wanted them.
     
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    This is why I choose the location for all my files. I never allow Windows to use default locations for storage. And it is a pain in the ass to try and manage them. So in the long run it is easier to simply manage my own locations. I have been doing so since the birth of Windows
     
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    Same here I've always, (for ever) chosen were to save my files. It's soo easy.
     
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    That might be cause you probably have one giant C:\ drive with the system partition, recovery partition etc.
    I have in my laptop two hard drives, one for the system and one for my files and I CAN change the settings under "settings" -> "system" -> "Storage"
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    Maybe a couple of questions.. How large is your C partition? Have you made any partition changes since you got the machine?
     
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    Saltgrass Are you referring to my post? I just have a 150 GB HD and the recovery partition. No options to select any other location. Could be that's the way I set up Win 10 Pro?

    Back to the OP by posted by finndodd.
    finndodd you can free up space by opening up Setting > System > Storage > at the top of the page you will see "This PC C:" clicking on it will open Storage Usage, at the bottom click on "Temporary Files" it will open a temp file list and you can choose to delete as you wish. If apps haven't cleaned up automatically, the temp folder it could be quite large.
     
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    No, Norton, it was meant for the OP. I saw a thread from a HP owner who said their OS partition was only 32 GB. Jut wondering how his got filled up so fast.

    I am also watching the Reset operation to see what is happening with extra partitions added by the user and whether they will survive a Full Reset Operation...
     
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