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I Have filled the C: Drive (dumb....Yes) How do I move programs/Files to the D:drive Easily!?????

Question: I Have filled the C: Drive (dumb....Yes) How do I move programs/Files to the D:drive Easily!?????

Good afternoon All,Yes I did fill the partition......and I knew from the forum what was happening..I did redirect to the D drive for the future.I was having a multide of problems with vista Sp1 and Tmproxey, trend micro crap and others etc........ I now want to use the one key recovery because of my recent issues. I saw the COA2 program but it looks like it won't work with vista Is there a way to move Programs easily to the D Drive???I do not have CDs for some of the programs so i don't think i can uninstall and reinstall to the other drive...Any ideas ?Thanks in advanceTBIMessage Edited by TheBigIndian on 07-28-2008 12:14 PM

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Preferred Solution: I Have filled the C: Drive (dumb....Yes) How do I move programs/Files to the D:drive Easily!?????

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I would like to come up with a way to provide a full backup computer to my customers (offline, process control application). Currently doing this with WinXP and a hot-swap RAID-1 enclosure. If anything in computer1 dies, can quickly move the cables and the drive over to computer2, boot up and keep running. Now moving to Win7, more strict activation issues. Getting a separate windows license for each computer is not a problem, but how to either change the license key easily after the swap, or avoid activation altogether? Typical system is offline, possibly abroad and would like to make the failover as easy as possibly for customers. Currently using OEM license but open to other ideas. Have tested with Retail copy of Win7 Pro and get 3-days to activate after moving to backup computer, same as OEM. Would volume licensing help me here? Other ideas?

Answer:Can I move drive with Win7 easily to backup computer w/o activation?

You cannot avoid activation. If you want to avoid it, then switch to a Linux Distribution. Otherwise, you would be better off with a volume licensing and a KMS server setup to distribute keys to new PCs (you need a minimum of 50 pcs to use KMS) otherwise stick to a MAK (Multiple Activation Key) instead.

More info at: Microsoft Volume Licensing - Product Activation

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I had only 1 hard drive c with only 12 % free space . I had a new hard disk added on hard drive d. I used the following software programs clean disk which did clean temporary files etc., search & destroy to get rid of spyware & diskeeper lite to defrag hard disk. i also removed unwanted programs from add/remove programs. The most free space I could get for free space is 14 %. I have windows xp pro os .I don't have the cds because when i had the pc built all the software was installed but the vendor never gave me the cds for any of the hardware. I would like to increase the free space on hard drive c by moving what ever files or programs i can to new added on volume d. What ever programs files etc I can "automatically " move to hard drive D if possible.Any other advice about this problem is appreciated. Any suggestions greatly appreciated. Also, does any one know that offers A + certification courses "online" with hands on experience? The reason i ask about hands on experince becuase i beleive that is the best way to learn about just about any topic. Being a radiological yechnologist & nuclear medicne technologisy i think it' very important to correlate what one learns fron class to apply that to hands on experince. I am presently unable to work because of a lumbar spine injury & am very interested in learning about building computers & trouble shooting problems (A + certification) with hands on experience. Any advice is much a... Read more

Answer:how to move files & programs from drive c to added on new volume hard disk d?

You can just drag and drop data files from C: to D:, but any programs you want to move will have to be uninstalled from C: and reinstalled on D:
 

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My C:\ drive, which holds the Windows 10 OS, programs data/files and a little bit of user data, shows that I have used roughly 600gb of space (first image below) on a 1TB SSD. When I use WinDirStat to see what's on that drive, it shows that I have about 120gb of data on it (second image). Could someone kindly suggest what could be taking up 480gb of space?and why it is invisible to WinDirStat. Your help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Hard drive filled with invisible files.

Download wiztree portable and run it:

http://antibody-software.com/web/sof...ur-hard-drive/

good luck,

WOT

PS. A screenshot of disk management would aslo help:

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My C drive is almost full which limits what programs I can run. How do I either expand the C drive or move some of its contents?
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 640 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 5 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 5887 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 28 GB (1 GB Free); D: 0 GB (0 GB Free); F: 1385 GB (786 GB Free); G: 11 GB (1 GB Free); H: 298 GB (166 GB Free);
Motherboard: PEGATRON CORPORATION, 2A99
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated
 

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I am using Windows 10 on my laptop and am trying out OneDrive. I attempted to transfer my files from GoogleDrive but it filled up my hard drive [as well]. What am I doing wrong?
Rod

Answer:Adding files to OneDrive has filled up my hard drive

@Rod Lloyd Don't sync all your onedrive folders? Upload from your google drive on your computer to one drive online first... remove google drive syncing from your laptop then sync the one drive stuff?

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I recently bought an old used PC (Dell XPS Gen. 2 ? Pentium 4 3.0 GHz, 2 GB RAM), installed my 1 TB SATA hard drive and a new install of Windows XP SP3. I?ve also got an IDE hard drive in there with lots of media files on it. I?ve been trying to copy or move files from an external USB hard drive to the IDE drive, but nearly every time I try to do so, Windows Explorer (or Q-Dir) will lock up, with the progress bar showing very little progress. I have been able to copy a few small files successfully, but anything else seems to crash it. I?ve checked for DMA/PIO status and have found that it has reverted to PIO several times, and I?ve deleted the primary IDE channel in device manager so that it would reinstall with DMA mode. The problem persists. My device manager shows two primary IDE channels and one secondary IDE channel. I have the 1 SATA hard drive, 1 IDE hard drive, and 1 SATA DVD burner installed.
Any ideas?

Thanks

Answer:Windows XP locks up when I try to copy or move files from external drive to IDE drive

can you write a file to the drive?
any files you can open on the drive? Or do you get access denied when you try to open a file?

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Hi guys, computer's running a lil bit slow and wont allow me to install my new mobile phone software as c drive memory is full, i've tried my best to move things to the d drive hard disk but its still really full...

is there any safe way of transferring most of the programs and files over to the second hard drive?

many thanks,
jen
 

Answer:Solved: how do i move files from c drive to d drive (both hard drives)

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HiI would like to move all files from drive D to drive C on a B50-70. Can I safely do that?Do I need to close all programs running to do that transfer?  There are only 2 folders in drive D:Drivers and Applications D drive size is 26GBC is the larger drive D drive is named Lenovo; seems it was shipped this way.    

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How do I reverse this problem? I moved my downloads, documents, desktop and music before realizing that these files were merging instead of doing what I intended.By which I mean the desktop, documents, downloads and music files have now all been named D:\ and the contents of each file are now the same. Meaning my desktop for instance is cluttered with everything from my downloads file. I cannot delete them from my desktop as it says they will be permanently deleted nor can I move them into the original download file because it to consists of the same files! Is there a way I can restore them to the original state? I can't move them back using the same process which is frustrating.
I was following instructions as I wanted to move my basic files from my SSD to my Hard Drive. The process of which was searching "C:\Users\MyName" > Right click on a folder (i.e Downloads) > Click "Properties" > Click "Location" Tab > Click "Move" > Select your secondary hard-drive and so on for each document. But in doing so they have now become merged (all displaying the same files) How do I fix this?
Your help would be much appreciated. Thanks!

Answer:Tried to move basic files from (C) drive to (D) drive and now they have merged!

First thing to do is to make a back up of all your user folders contents on to an external drive preferably. Then if anything (will?) goes belly up you will still have your data. Have a read here , especially option two.
You should then be able to delete the folders on the D drive and start again.
My setup I don't use a redirect switch. I simply create folders on the D drive. Download2 for instance and use my browser to change the destination of downloads to Download2 on the D drive. If I've downloaded a music file I can then check the file is ok and copy and paste to my music2 folder on the D drive. Photos, etc. you can save the same way.
If I've downloaded a program installation file, say, Ccleaner for instance, I'll create a ccleaner folder (D) and install to it. The shortcut on your desktop still works. It's all manual but easily done and takes no time.
That leaves Windows in a default state with no redirecting switches so if I need to reinstall or upgrade Windows both drives are independent.
That's my theory and it works for me.
Good luck.

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I have a file that is still under F: drive which was a external hard drive which no longer works. The program that is on it is for my walkman (sony) how can I transfer that whole folder or program to the c: drive

Answer:how do i move program files from one drive to c: drive

Past the MS-DOS era, most programs have to be re-installed, not moved. Errors in the registry could happen if you just try to move the program folder (and the program wouldn't function properly). Find the installation media, uninstall the current program and reinstall to a folder on the "C" drive...."Channeling the spirit of jboy..."

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Hi - I want to move some programmes from the C drive, which is filling up, to another internal drive. I think someone told me there was a way to do it in XP, rather than uninstalling and reinstalling.Was I just imagining it? I can't find anything about it anywhere.

Answer:Move programs to another drive

There are programs which allow you to copy whole drives/partitions but I've not heard of one to copy just a program.

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Hi,Just doing my disk clear-up & there are some programs that are installed on my C drive that I want to move to my D drive. I either don't have the installation disks handy anymore [may have been cover freebies] or there was no path to put the program onto the other drive when I ran the Installation Wizard.Are there any programs out there that will move the program folder, update the registry & the shortcuts?TIAPaul

Answer:Move programs to other drive

click herethis may help...

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My son has a home built PC with two drives. An SSD drive (C) with the operating system on and a standard 2tb hard drive (D) to save things on. He has made the mistake of installing a number of programs onto the much smaller SSD drive. The SSD drive is now full.
Is there a quick and simple way to move those programs from the c:drive to the d:drive without uninstalling and re-installing them to the d:drive, and still working properly.
Thanks. Chris

Answer:How to move programs from one drive to another

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C drive is almost full. I can't move any programs from C drive to D drive to make more space. on C drive

Answer:want to move programs from c drive to D driv

The proper way is to uninstall the program and then re-install it on d:I have moved them before but it takes a lot of hand editing."The era of big government is over," said Clinton 1996

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How can I move all of my program files to the d partition?

Answer:Move programs to another location besides C drive?

They have to stay where they were installed because they create directories as they're installed, if you want to move them you will have to uninstall most of them and re-install them. (that's the short answer)

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I recently formatted an sas raid array and it's now empty, I'd like to move some installed programs on a different ide drive to the raid array hoping to speed things up just a little. How can programs and folders/files be moved to a different location and have all the registry information changed so it's all correct within Windows?

Answer:How to move installed programs to another drive?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Jeffnwm


I recently formatted an sas raid array and it's now empty, I'd like to move some installed programs on a different ide drive to the raid array hoping to speed things up just a little. How can programs and folders/files be moved to a different location and have all the registry information changed so it's all correct within Windows?


To make a long story short: You Can't.

User folder, such as Documents, Pictures, Music, Downloads, etc are easily movable. If you want the programs moved to another location, uninstall them first, then re-install, specifying a different target location.

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Hi.
I have recieved a message telling me that I am out of space on my C drive....How do I move programs without losing them to my D drive?
thanks,
Tracey
 

Answer:[SOLVED] How do I move Programs from C drive to D?

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try this please...

UAC off...trying to move files and folders off of old system drives to new larger drive. I have given windows explorer "run as admin" (option 3) and I still can not move the files from one harddrve to the new one. I have tried to change the properties to "allow full control" of the folder I am moving and it it says I can't without admin ???
any ideas please????

Thanks for the Help as I am pulling what little hair I have out !
Q

Answer:Trying to move files off old drive to new drive

Can you provide more information? Are the two drives internally installed on your computer? Is one external and connected via USB? Have you tried copying the files rather than moving them?

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Okay, first off - very computer illiterate -sorry. I have a Sony Vaio and I have way way way too much on my C drive - I can't even defrag my computer due to usage. I was curious if someone could walk me through the steps to move some of it to the D drive to make some space. I am afraid to delete anything that came w/ the computer - in case there are shared files or something. Also I can't find the disks/paperwork that came with it, so I can't add them back on if I screw up. thankyou for any and all help
 

Answer:Can I move files from my C drive to my D drive?

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G'day all ... I have just purchased a spiffy new hard disk for my pc. It's much faster and more efficient than the ones I have now, and I would like to move my operating system and program files to the new Hard Drive. Is there any way of doing this without completely reinstalling the OS & all of my software. I'm running Windows XP-SP2 on an AMD 64-bit 3500.
Thx!!
 

Answer:Move operating system & programs to new drive

if i were you i think i'd want to start with a clean install... windows is messy like that.

but the best way is to use a disk clone utility, like norton ghost and clone the smaller, older drive, to the newer, cooler, bigger, faster one.
 

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MY C drive is getting to be less than the recommended 200mb, and I need to move programs to another partition. Can I just click and drag? To another partition?

Answer:C drive getting full, can I just up and move programs to another partition?

No you cannot just move the programs because this causes errors in the registry, i believe a program like partition magic 8 or similar can move data, or allocate more space to a drive safetly.

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The capacity of my SSD is compromised and I would like to move programs to the secondary hard drive. I also would like to make the secondary the default drive for all my photographs. Are there any tutorials to which I can be directed for assistance. Thanks

Answer:How to move programs from SSD to secondary hard drive

Hello and welcome fawmaine I don't know if this is of any use to you post #8 may be the stuff you are looking for.

SSD Tweaks and Optimizations in Windows 7

Me I just copy / paste but I could be doing the very wrong thing for all I know

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G'day all ... I have just purchased a spiffy new hard disk for my pc. It's much faster and more efficient than the ones I have now, and I would like to move my operating system and program files to the new Hard Drive. Is there any way of doing this without completely reinstalling the OS & all of my software? I know I will also have to designate my new Hard Disk as the C: Drive. I'm running Windows XP-SP2 on an AMD 64-bit 3500.
Thx!!
 

Answer:Move operating system & programs to new drive

Many times when you buy a new hard drive it comes with a utility to do this. I believe Maxtor, Seagate and Western Digital all of this utility to do this. If it didn't come with the drive then you can probably download ti from their Website. Otherwise it wouldn't hurt to purchase Acronis True Image. That would work as well.
 

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Can you transfer contents of C: drive to another hard drive easily? My C: drive is out of room, and I have another new hard drive waiting on my shelf...is it a simple thing to have my local shop just transfer the contents to the new drive, so that when I reconnect I have my OS, everything intact?

Not interested in doing it myself; I don't have the software or the time and don't want the hassle.
 

Answer:Can you transfer contents of C: drive to another hard drive easily?

Just ask them to clone your old drive to the new drive. Think out in advance what you want to do with the old drive, maybe have them do that too. Cloning makes the new drive look just like the old one in exact detail. They just use some software to do the copying. Pretty simple, shouldn't cost much.
 

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Hi!

I have a computer that is stuck in an "automatic repair" loop. On this machine, the Users folder is on a separate physical hard drive than the system drive.

I have concluded that I will have to reset the PC. What is the best way to move the Users folder back to the System Drive? Do I simply copy the Users folder back to the System drive? So that it is un the root of the drive, e.g. c:\Users? Or is there a Registry hack that I need to do?

Or, since I've decided to reset the computer, should I not try to retain the Users folder? And instead do the same thing as a clean install and after installation create users of the same names, and then copy those user accounts from the old Users drive to the the brand new Users folder?

Thank you!

Bob

Answer:Best Way To Move Users Folder Back to System Drive With Programs

Here are great tutorials on how to move user folders by Kari.

Just pick your method and follow the guides.

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after a discussion on defraggler and how it runs so slowly scanning all my image files, someone suggested i move some files onto another drive and see if that takes care of the problem..where do i temporarily move said files and move them back? -pertaining to local disk C and D

Answer:How to move files to another drive?

You have a few options.
1. Use an external hard drive
2. Create a partition on your hard drive
3. Burn them to a DVD

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I have a pc, and I'm running Windows 98. My "C" drive was full so I just recently installed an extra drive in my computer. Now I'd like to move some or all of the files from my "C" drive to my new "D" drive and free up the space in the "C" drive. How do I do this?
 

Answer:How do I move files from one drive to another?

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I recently upgraded my daughter laptop from Win8.1 to Win.10 and realized that comp. has 2 partitions(C & D). Everything is for some reason on C drive(OS,programs,photos,videos,music) and it's almost full while D drive(data) is completely empty. Both drives are 256 GB big. Is there a way to move personal files to D and leave C just for OS and programs? After that I will change destination path.
 

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I have a scanner that I connect to my PC with a USB cable. When its connected, and I open Windows Explorer, it does not have a Hard Drive letter. Instead, it is just labelled as "Mobile Device". I would like to create a BAT file to copy files to a folder on this mobile device scanner. Is there some way to write a simple DOS command to copy files to a mobile device folder connected to my PC? If the mobile device had a drive letter, obviously I could do a simple copy command to the destination folder. But it does not. Please advise, and thanks in advance.

Answer:How do I move files to a USB drive using DOS commands?

Unless the scanner has a hard drive for storage, then it's just simply an external USB-connected device. Mobile device would suggest it's also wireless enabled? Is that the case?Regardless, if it's not a mass storage device (in which case no drive letter will be assigned,) there is no where to copy the files to.Doing the best I can here... And remember, there's always more than one path to success. :)

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I have recently been having problems copying or moving files to my CD-RW drive. It either doesn't work or tells me that there isn't a disc it the drive, even though I know there is. The Wizard is no help. The drive reads fine from CD-ROM and CD-RW discs. Could this be a problem with CD-RW drive itself, or the driver software, or another problem. Any help or suggestions would be much apriciated. Many thanks.

Answer:Can't copy or move files to CD-RW drive.

Hello Hairymartin1966

What software are you using to write the files to the CD?

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Mine is a desktop running Vista ultimate I have been working with a 40 gig drive. I have added another 500 gig drive. There are two SATA ports on the Intel main board. So far so good.It occurred to me that if I did a clean install of Windows on the new 500 drive I could avoid swapping any malware to the new drive. So:I did a clean install of Windows on the 500 drive with the 40 drive unplugged. Then:I reconnected the 40 drive and copied the files I wanted (documents) to CD drive. Looking good so far as I check the files on the CD.I booted from the 500 drive and, alas: I can't see anything on the CD...I unplug the 500 drive and boot from the 40...The files are there where I left them on the CD.I know that there is a flaw in my understanding, but it seems this should work.Any Ideas?Ivan Copas

Answer:How to move files to a new hard drive.

Easiest solution if they are both SATA drives would be to DLoad and use the Free utilities from the 500G manuf site and "clone" the 40G to the 600.Then you completely remove the 40G and setup the 500 as the boot drive and walla ! !...you're good to go.The 40 can then be hooked up as a slave...formatted and used for storage.PS: This will work even if the 40 is an IDE...post back if you need more info.

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You know...like the autoexec.bat, boot.ini, config.sys, io.sys, msdos.sys, ntdetect.com, and ntldr ?

I had an installation of XP on my C: drive and it got infested with a virus when someone didn't mention they unplugged the hardware firewall. After ridding it of virii, I still didn't trust it (it smelled funny....like non-kraft processed cheese), so I installed XP onto my 2nd drive, which had almost nothing on it. I finally have the new install perfect and sexified, and I was going to wipe the first drive, but then I realized my apparent dillema...

anybody have a suggestion as to what todo?
 

Answer:XP: How do I move boot files from one drive to another?

If I'm understanding what's going on....something like Ghost would let you clone your second drive to your first.
 

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Hey, I'm running XP. I was wondering how I move files from a cd onto the hard drive. When I enter a cd into my disk drive how do I transfer it so that it is now on my hard drive even when you remove the CD.

Thanks

Please respond
 

Answer:Move CD files onto hard drive

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Hi i have the folling problem on my computer, and i have no idea what is causing it.

As soon as i move a file or folder, it is moved but then becomes locked, i cannot move it, delete it or open/execute it. I always get an Access Denied Error message (Make sure the disk is not full or write protected etc..)

This occurs only on one of my partition, the one with my system on it is ok, but my data partition will do this every time. I can for example create a txt file, rename it, and move it to another folder, and then it's impossible to do anything on it.

AdAware with latest update shows nothing wrong, Kaspersky antiviral also updated shows nothing either.

I'm a new user on XP, maybe it's some setting i dont know about or something. Can anyone help with this.

Thx a lot
 

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i have recently installed two hard drives one running xp and one running linux. I have dvd files on my xp hard drive that i would like to move to the other. Is there any way of doing this?

Answer:move files to another hard drive

????? The "linux drive" is the slave? Why?...the slave isn't bootable. Format the thing with windows. This is a confusing thread to say the least!

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I have all my programs stored on the P: drive but its running out of room and the D: drive is available.

Question: If I move all the programs to the D:\ drive and rename it to P:\, will everything run from existing shortcuts?

Is there a simpler migration I am overlooking?

Answer:move files ... rename drive?

Why don't you just move everything to the D:\ drive?

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I installed a second internal hard drive that worked fine at first, but recently I was not able to move files onto it. I can play movies and move things from it, but when I try to put something on it, the message box telling the progress seems to freeze, and after a long time, I just close it. My computer is normally fast enough to do this in a couple seconds.

Answer:can't move files onto hard drive

We're gonna need way more info...

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ok so im sure you have seen this all before, its a common issue, but a long time ago i have fixed this issue but i forgot how. i have already tried all the fixes i could find on the internet . i disabled "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power" on every port, i also went to power settings and disabled use selective suspend setting on EVERY POWER PROFILE.
and i also updated the usb 3.0 extensible drivers and the intel series 8 intel chipset drivers. but everytime i plug my external HDD to my new laptop the first 3.0 port sometimes just keep connecting and disconnecting instantly, and on the second port it connects and stay connected but if i move a big file it will start flickering on and off ( small files i can move) and yes i know about the radiation that 3.0 devices output and i have moved the drive away from the laptop. last step is to disable wifi and try again.didnt work
ps, usb 2.0 ports work fine

Answer:USB 3.0 drive keeps disconnecting and reconnecting when i move files

Dell inspiron USB 3.0 Problem - YouTube

i have this problem whenever i connect a usb 3 on a usb 3 port. Is it the same thing?

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Hi!

I have windows 8.1 and c-drive is system drive.
Programs are mainly installed to C: but I have also some programs installed to E: Program Files, Program Files (68), Program Data etc .
Now I want to to move E-drive contents to another hard drive (all files stored on e-drive).

I think the safest way is to reinstall all programs, but I don't want to do this. Also it is possible to move files to new partition which has another drive letter than e: and create link, but this I don't want to do either.

Can I do it like this:
1) Change e-drive letter to x
2) Create new e-drive to another hard drive
3) Copy e-drive contents to new e-dive
4) that is it?

Can I use normal copy - paste to copy all files?
I think register references are the same after these steps because drive letter and content of the e-drive are still the same.

Does my method work? It sound so easy to do. Is it "too easy"? Does it have any risks?

Best regards
Laakspen

Answer:Move program files to another hard drive

Yes, it should as long as the drive letter is the same and also I would move instead of copy to retain the ownership of the files.

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Hi,

Could really do with someones help if possible :- )
I had an XP based computer die on me that had some files on it which I hadn't got round to backing up - luckily I have a friend who, within limits, is fairly handy with computers and he took the hard drive out of it and after doing some work on it (sorry I don't know exactly what he did I was just grateful that he got a system working) put it in another standby XP computer I had the trouble is this :-

Although I can view all of the files I can't rename, move or delete any of them - it just says ''check that the drive is not write protected or that I have security access'' - this is driving me mad, it's like being starving and having food within sight on the other side of a barb wire fence!

Any help would be greatly appreciated - this is my system info' :-

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.66GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1021 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82865G Graphics Controller, 96 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 73422 MB, Free - 31107 MB; E: Total - 152617 MB, Free - 15930 MB; F: Total - 152588 MB, Free - 15982 MB; H: Total - 476813 MB, Free - 13695 MB; J: Total - 953197 MB, Free - 29584 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Computer Corp., 0K8980
Antivirus: Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security 14, Updated: No, On-Demand Scanner: Enab... Read more

Answer:XP - can't move, delete or rename files on E drive

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My computer has 500GB hard drive but split onto two drives ie C and D.
I wish to move all my photo files from the C drive onto the D one to ease up on available space. I have tried copying them over but when I then go into Photoshop they are not in my libraries/pictures.
Can anyone tell me how or if this can be done?

Answer:Move photo files to 2nd drive but still see in libraries?

Welcome to SF, shanta99,

I believe your library is the Microsoft Windows default library. Go to you library folder. See attached. Select New Library. When created, you can select the location for the new library.

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Hi,

I am just starting to try to move my files from an old Dell Inspiron that is 5 years old to a new Apple MBP. I tried using a new Scandisk USB 2.0 flash drive, but I never used one before. I inserted it into what I believe is the USB port, where I usually plug in my camera, but nothing happened. No window popped up. I went to My Computer and it doesn't show there either. Just the CD drive and the floppy drive. I clicked on both to see if it registered any use there but nothing.

What am I doing wrong?

Thanks
adam
 

Answer:First time using a Flash Drive to move files to new Mac..no go?

It could be defective. Does it work on another computer?
 

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Hi Guys, Is there any way i can schedule the task of moving(not copying) files/Folders from one drive to another within Same PC?
 

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I recently got a Solid State Drive to replace my other HDD & kept the HDD as a secondary storage drive.
Can I move the program files folders (Program files, Program files x86 & Prgram data)to the secondary drive to free up some space on the smaller SDD which has my windows installation on & Warcraft.
If I can, can I just drag & drop them?
I'm assuming I'll need to replace my desktop shortcuts as they won't follow the programs.

Answer:Move Program files to 2nd hard drive?

You will need to uninstall the programs you wish to remove from the SSD and then reinstall from the setup files to your secondary drive. Make sure you use custom install selecting the secondary drive path as your target for installation.
The reason you cannot just move the folders is that the program installations involve registry entries and by moving the folders these will be corrupted and the programs will not work.

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ok so im sure you have seen this all before, its a common issue, but a long time ago i have fixed this issue but i forgot how. i have already tried all the fixes i could find on the internet . i disabled "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power" on every port, i also went to power settings and disabled use selective suspend setting on EVERY POWER PROFILE.
and i also updated the usb 3.0 extensible drivers and the intel series 8 intel chipset drivers. but everytime i plug my external HDD to my new laptop the first 3.0 port sometimes just keep connecting and disconnecting instantly, and on the second port it connects and stay connected but if i move a big file it will start flickering on and off ( small files i can move) and yes i know about the radiation that 3.0 devices output and i have moved the drive away from the laptop. last step is to disable wifi and try again.didnt work
ps, usb 2.0 ports work fine

Answer:USB 3.0 drive keeps disconnecting and reconnecting when i move files

Dell inspiron USB 3.0 Problem - YouTube

i have this problem whenever i connect a usb 3 on a usb 3 port. Is it the same thing?

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http://www.techsupportforum.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

I have a Dell XP that must be old because I am. Anyway I ordered it with two hard drives, both 30Gig. Both are full. Who knew back six or seven years ago that 30-gigs was (were?) not enough?

I have tried to keep C:/ for programs and D:/ for files. I would like to get an external HDD and move programs onto it in order to free up space on C:/

What kinds of problems will I run into? Will the registry be able to keep up or tag along or edit itself or...? Is it even doable? Will it give me nightmares?

Thanx!
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Answer:Move program files to new hard drive

There is no real simple way to do that. the only way I know of is to uninstall the programs one by one and reinstall them point at the external drive instead of the C:\ Drive. the best way to do it, in all honsty is to just buy a larger hdd (500gb are around 50.00 these days) and just do a direct drive to drive clone from your old HDD to the New one. A Program like Symmantec Ghost (it's not free but there are others out there that are) will clone everything at a bit level and automatically resize the partition to encompass all the free space.

Just Moving the Program Files directory will only serve to make the programs non-usable. Registry entries will not follow the move.

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Hey, I have a Lacie external drive of 500GB total space. It has around 468 GB of free space still available. However, I am unable to move a certain file from my internal hard drive. It is a .ISO file at roughly 4.5 GB. Any time I try, an error pops up claiming that the hard drive does not have enough space. I can move smaller files (100 MBs for instance) without any issues.

Help is appreciated.
 

Answer:Cannot move large files into External Drive

Is your external drive formatted in FAT32 by chance? If so then that would be why small files work and large ones do not, with FAT32 the file size is limited to just under 4GB.

You'd need to reformat or convert the file system to NTFS on the external drive to allow it to store files 4GB and larger.
 

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Hi,
I've newly installed W10 Pro and am constantly being pestered with permission nags (see attached) while attempting to reorganise files within the Local Disk.

I've tried changing the User permissions via "Properties>Security" but encounter nothing but a load of error messages.

Does anyone know how to fix this? I upgraded from Windows 7, bypassing 8 entirely so I've never had to tackle this issue before. I'd like full access without annoying UAC-related notifications every two minutes!
Thanks in advance.

Answer:Unable to move/copy etc. files within C: drive?

this will works u Take Ownership - Add to Context Menu in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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I have an Acer Aspire One netbook that I was running Linux on (Ubuntu 12.4) I had gotten a virus on my netbook and installed Ubuntu so I had a working computer again. Just today, I purchased a Dell Inspiron laptop, 15R, running Windows 7. I put all the files from my netbook onto a seagate external portable hard drive and when I plugged it into my new computer it will not open without reformatting. I need these files off of this, and I know there is a way, I just do not know it. help! Thanks in advance
 

Answer:Move files from hard drive on Windows 7 without reformatting.

What file system is the external HD? Did you format it on Linux or did you use the filesystem it came with?

One thought it if you still have the CD you installed Ubuntu from, you could boot the new laptop from that--you don't want to install but use the Try It option to run Ubuntu live off the CD. Then see if Ubuntu can read your external on the new laptop. Create a new folder on the laptop's C: drive probably sda1 or sda2 (It will have both a Windows and Users folder to help you identify the correct drive) and copy your files over to the new folder.
 

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Hi there, new here!
Recently, I deleted all my partitions by accident, and I just received my recovery CDs from Acer for my netbook.
I was wondering, is there a way to transfer the content from the recovery CDs and make a bootable USB stick?
Thanks in advance.

Answer:move recovery media files to bootable USB drive

Try this:
USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create
Use method two

Make sure your USB pendrive is bigger than Recovery disks.

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We bought a newer Lenovo which has a faster engine and 2Tb of storage to replace an increasingly flaky unit.
However, although both machines run Win7 64 bit, I can't seem to get the files onto the new hard drive in workable fashion.
The backup files should be encrypted, but I can't seem to unlock them.
Surely this can't be this complicated. I've done this with older Windows systems.

Answer:How to move files from old computer HDD or backup drive to new compute

What kind of files? Pictures of your cat? Windows itself?

How did you do this "backup"? Using what program? Or just the mouse? Did you intentionally encrypt these files?

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Various Files in different directories on my larger 1.5 TB drive over the course of a couple days, all of a sudden have become unusable. Some of them are PSDs, others are zips, FLAs, and other work files that I use frequently. When I attempt to open a problematic PSD file, it will open Photoshop, but then freeze. To the point in which even ending the process won't effect it. Copying and trying to move a file also freezes explorer. Canceling out of the process freezes the process window.

When I try to back up the file onto an external hard drive, it freezes the backup program (Goodsync), and once again makes it impossible for it to close... even using Task manager's process ender.

This is very worrying. I'm not even sure the extent of problematic files on this drive. They seem to have happened randomly to different files everywhere in this drive.

I have already defragmented the drive. Problems continue.

I'm not sure how to solve it. Would deeply appreciate any advice that can be given. Thanks!

My Specs:
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHz (1066MHz FSB) (8MB Cache)
Motherboard: nVidia 680i LT Core 2 Quad (By: eVGA) (nForce 680i SLI) (A1 Revision)
RAM: 8GB OCZ OCZ2RPR10664GK
Video: XFX HD-487A-ZWFC Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5
OS: Windows 7 64-bit

Answer:Several Files on an Internal Drive are freezing when I try to use, copy or move them.

Hi patach,

Try scanning your external hard-drive for errors using the diagnostics utility from the manufacturer's website of your hard-drive. Put the diagnostics utility program onto a bootable media(e.g. CD), follow the on-screen instructions, and scan your external hard-drive for any errors. May I ask, did this issue started happening recently? How old is that external hard-drive may I ask?

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I have been moving some DVD's (iso and avi files) from my hard drive (C) to an external hard drive (I). At this point I have 45.8 GB of free space on my Hard Drive (C) and I have 62.1 GB of free space on my external hard drive (I).

Every time I try to cut a file from (C) and paste it to (I), I get a message: "cannot copy_____: there is not enough free disc space. Delete one or more files to free disk space and then try again." Generally each of these files I want to move is about 4.4GB. There would appear to be ample space on both the sending and receiving drive to handle 4.4 GB. But what do I know.

I have done disk cleanup, and even used Revo Uninstaller to clean out all temporary files, cookies, Remnants, and my recycle bin.

What do I need to do to cut and paste (or otherwise transfer) the files from (C) to (I)?

Thank you in advance. TSF people have always been able to help me on a timely basis.

Answer:can't move files from hard disc to external drive

Hi Ron!

Try a smaller file - just to see if that works. Try a text document.

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Hi everyone. I am trying to move three JPEG pictures from a floppy to my hard drive. Unfortunately I keep getting an error that says:

Cannot copy "filename": Cannot read from the source file or disk.

What do I do?
 

Answer:Can't move JPEG files from floppy to hard drive!

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in an attempt to free some space on the local hard disk i encounter this message whenever i try to move big files to it

how can i make it stop so i can make more space on my hard drive

note the files i am trying to move are like 1gb to 4gb
 

Answer:what does this message mean when i try to move files to my slave local drive

cmon i need some help with this so i can start burning dvds again
 

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Ok hopefully someone smarter than me can help me out:

Problem: I have a game image file I want to transfer to my external hard drive. When I try to transfer it it says my external drive is full. I have about 70 gigs of free space on the drive and the image file is 5 gigs.

I've tried to transfer them to 2 different external drives and both say the same thing, "Drive is full... blah blah blah." My friend has the same image file on his comp so I tried to transfer it to my external drive from HIS computer and same problem.

This leads me to believe the problem lies in the image file. .MDS files and .ISO files won't transfer for some reason. I've tried transferring other files of the same size (about 6 gigs) and they transfer fine.

All drives have been defragmented and error checked. Any ideas??

Thanks for your help!! If you solve my problem I'll take you out for a big steak dinner if you come to Canada. Thanks!!!!

AlexW
 

Answer:Can't move my image files to external hard drive!!!

I'm going to guess the hard disk is formatted FAT32 and not NTFS. This limits file sizes to 4gigs, anything larger will result in such an error. You need to convert the drive to NTFS for this to work.

Start, Run, CMD

CONVERT x: /FS/NTFS /X

where x: is the drive letter of the external drive.
 

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Hello,
I currently have a computer that will not properly boot, so I was wondering if there was a way to move all the files from my current hard drive to an external hard drive, then format the hard drive on the computer and reload the files I know are "clean" or would my only option be to buy a new hard drive, install windows xp on it, and then move the files from the old hard drive to the new one?

Thanks.

-Jason

PS I have a 160gb maxtor external hard drive and a 160gb hard drive in my Dell Dimension 8400. I can also boot to the recovery console, but safe mode is quite difficult to access and I'm not 100% if I can even access it anymore. If you have any other questions just ask.
 

Answer:Move Files to external Hard drive to format

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Hi, Im new to the forums.

Im having problems with my external harddrive i backed up all my data so i could sort out my virus problem which i used the removal of viruses guide on this site. After, my computer was "cleaned" i plugged in my harddrive and and it was recongnized by Vista but when i try to move all my data back to where it belongs it wont move back. Could this be a virus problem or is my system in need off a proper virus "hunt" and a good virus "clean". i can access the files they just wont go on my computer

Thanks,

Sam

Could it be my hard drive infected with a virus is so tell me how to remove it

Answer:WD 250GB hard drive wont move my files

What happens when you try to transfer files? Do you get an error message? You'll need to be more specific than 'it doesn't work'

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Hey
Basically I bought an SSD to put Windows 7 on along with some of my most used applications.
However, I want to some how put my users folder and program files folder onto my 500GB HD. I?ve tried multiple times to mess with the registry settings but it doesnt seem to work..? I?ve also tried an application but that just meant when I restarted my PC it diddn?t recognise my user account meaning I couldnt log in at all forcing me to reinstall again?
Any ideas? I basically want only OS & a coupel of aps on SSD while having my desktop/users/prorgam files on my 500gb.
Thanks!

Answer:How can I move my user&program files to a different hard drive?

Well this trick may help
User Folders - Change Default Location
Once you've moved the location you should be able to just copy the contents in question.

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I have a Western Digital USB 160GB External Hard drive attached to my system for storing music albums on. I copy them over using Media Player 10 and scan the sleeve and use this as the thumbnail. I store these ablums in folders A through Z. However, quite often I find that when accessing this drive that some of the files have moved back to the root folder of this "J" drive (where they were originally copied to before sorting them)for no reason. Also, very often, the thumbnail associated to some albums has been replaced by the windows default picture. Anyone point to what is causing this. The file attributes to each folder (Read Only and Hidden) are not checked.Thanks in advanceM Wilding

Answer:External Hard Drive files move for no reason!!!!!

Dunno, something to do with file association?

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The HP Mini machine is built with a port for an optional custom built extra drive that fits flush with the machine. The extra drive is a FAT 32.
I would like to format this drive to NTFS and place the
C:\Program files, C:\ Documents and settings directories - in the extra drive.
Looking at the commands convert and format in command prompt / help and reading the info i am left to ponder which one would be the actual one to use to convert a FAT 32 Drive to NTFS. they both do it, yet ? ?

I see that convert may not be the one to use, but i am not sure.

after the drive has been format`d to NTFS i could see doing either redirections with #copy * > drive\new directory original name or the move utility.
The big issue here for me is:
How do i change the plethora of links that were directed to the default OS set up / parent directory that will be moved to a different drive/directory/file string. Is there a ini file some where or a XML file or what is available.
I have found Component Services / Services Local, are there settings in there that need to be re started after the transfer. And are their Global setting`s. I see the path command , yet " are there ? " any executables in C:\Program files, C:\ Documents and settings directories.
obviously i am a new be to windows. and still fishing with the commands that are available.

Environment:
By looking at System Information \ Soft ware environment \ Environment Variable , the information only shows Win... Read more

Answer:Best utilities to format drive\move directories\files\links

If you have data on your FAT32 drive that you want to keep, you can either move it to a different drive or you can use the Convert command to convert the drive from FAT32 to NTFS. If there is no data on the drive, then go to Start/Run and type diskmgmt.msc and press enter. In Disk Management, find the FAT32 drive and right click it and choose Format. Format the drive NTFS. (all data on that drive will be lost, so backup first)
You cannot move the whole Documents and Settings folder over to another drive, because it has system files that must be on the C: Drive. You can however, move the My Documents folder (which includes, My Music, My Pictures etc.

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Hello. I have a Dell Inspiron 9200 notebook. I take a lot of pictures and noticed they are taking too much space on the C: drive. Yesterday I purchased an external hard drive (Western Digital 120GB). How do I move the photos? I currently sort the photos with Adobe Photoshop Album 2.0.
Can I later on download photos directly to the hard drive?
 

Answer:Solved: Move notebook files to new external hard drive

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I have a Winbook tw700, Win 8.1 32bit, 16gb Kingston mmc boot drive, 1gb memory. As you see it barely has room for the OS so I added a 64gb micro sd card.
Then I changed the Location of the User folders to the sd card. It will not let me relocate the Page File to the sd card. Then I installed a program on the sd card. But the OS doesn't see the sd card as I expected. The installed program is fully functional except it doesn't show uo in Programs and Features. Anything deleted from the the sd card (including User folders) does not go to the Recycle Bin.
When making a disk image with Clonezilla the sd card is not accessible. Some programs will not install to the sd card, ie: Google Chrome. With Chrome installed on the boot drive it is fatally space deprived ie: there's hardly room for the Page File.
So what to do? I read a little about "make link" and ask, is it possible to use "make link" to move the Program Files folder, the User folder, and the ProgramData folder from the boot drive C: to the sd card and then will everything work like I had a bigger boot drive?
Where can I find a step by step instruction to use "make link" as the directions I've found require more knowledge than I have.

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ADMIN: Please don't move this topic. This is NOT related to my previous post regarding indexing. Please leave this topic here.Hi allGlad I found this forum. Hoping one of you uber smart people can help me figure out wtf is going on in my computer. Long story short: I have a Seagate external drive hooked up. I back all my data up to it. The other day I accessed it and to my shock ALL FILES were gone. Poof. We're talking thousands of files. Weird though, the folder structure/tree was still completely in tact!! Every folder is there, it's just the files that are gone. I used Recuva This and got about 60% of it back. The other 40% is gone forever I guess. Very sad as there were about 500 family images that we lost.Anyway, I add more files to this drive about three days ago to test. Sure enough they TOO are gone now but their folders are still there! Ugh! Important to note these files are NOT going to the recycle bin for some reason. They are just being zapped from the drive somehow.SOMETHING/SOMEONE is making my files disappear. This drive is NOT being shared on the network. I ran scan disk and no errors were found. Here is my HT log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2 Scan saved at 2:56:07 PM, on 1/31/2010Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.01.3504)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16385)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Program Files (x86)\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\LivePerson&#... Read more

Answer:PLEASE DONT MOVE THIS TOPIC! Files disappearing from hard drive -- please help

Was Nod42 and Nod143.exe virus. Eradicated. So far so good. Thanks for all the help guys. ;)

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what do i need to do, to get a program to run, say .xbx files, like the xbox would, or how do i make a program that will run them the right way?

on the computer
 

Answer:programs reading files? wow, i feel dumb

you would need to reverse engineer the xbox and code a piece of software that emulated the xbox hardware and interpreted the .xbx executable the way an xbox does, it's quite a task, and it would run the game reallly really slowly.
 

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Hi everyone, I hope someone can help me.

As the title says my external hard drive wont allow me to move/copy my files back to my laptop. its a Seagate 500GB external hard drive which I have owed for a few years now with not as much use as id like. I can view photos and other files play videos and music off it but when I go to move a file over to the desktop it pops up with a windows explorer tab showing it has stopped working. which is weird as it has nothing to do with windows explorer then it seems to reload the main screen. I've attached a video showing the problem in the hope someone can diagnose the issue. I did just manage to send a photo and a music file using email back to my computer from the hard drive so its not impossible to get them all back but that would take forever haha. Any help I really would appreciate it and promise once fixed IL use a online cloud service as I know hard drives don't last forever.

it seems I cant upload the video which is annoying as it would make it easier for people to work out the problem.

HARD DRIVE DOESNT SEEM TO BE THE ISSUE!!

sorry I thought this was down to just the hard drive but I've just tried copying a file on the desktop screen and then pasting the copied file onto the desktop screen and it seems the issue is happening with the laptop same problem with the windows explorer tab popping up with the message windows explorer has stopped working followed with another message saying windows explorer is restartin... Read more

Answer:external hard drive wont move/copy files back to laptop

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my c :\ drive filled up automatically tried may things first i thought it was a virus so i did a virus scan as well

then i tired to remove the system restore point space to zero yet no change . so then i went on with the formatting still no progress 
so any ideas to fix this  is there any other method remaining ?



 

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Question: Filled c drive

Have Windows 10 installed in laptop in C drive of size 80GB. As per my knowledge OS takes approx 20GB of space, Which all are the things.....unwanted in the C drive consumes approx. 50GB of space. How am I suppose to free that approx 50 gb space? As now C drive shows only 9 GB remaining after installing SQL 2016. Plesease suggest to free my C drive from everything other than OS, MS Office, SQL server & Visual Studio 2015.

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Sorry Didnt Know Which One To Post This... When I Play My Dvd's I Cant Fast Foward, Pause, Stop.... It Just Plays. So I Figured I Needed To Clean Up The Drive,,, But I Cant..
So Now My Question Is...what Do I Need To Do To Get My Dvd To Stop, Pause, Fast Forward So-on..

I Have E-machine, One Tray, 5 In One, Using Windows Vista Home Premium,6.0.6 Build,, Model T5062, Amd Athlon 64 Processor 3800 + 24mhz, 896 Mb Ram, 32 Bit, 139gb C Drive,10gb D Drive,, 10gb D Drive And Drive E Cd/dvd See The Thumb Nail For Below Its All Filled Up... Now How Can I Play The Dvd's Correctly ????
 

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I am running Windows 7 Pro for video editing.
Intel Core i7-3930 k CPU @ 3.20 gHz
64 Gb RAM
111 GB C drive with 12.8 Gb free; 990 Gb D drive with 860 Gb free.

My issue is with the quickly diminishing free space on the C drive.

I have only 7 folders on C Drive:

INTEL 840 KB, 3 files in1 folder
PERFLOGS 15.2 MB, 39 files in 4 folders
PROGFILES 1.49 Gb, 3,004 files in 284 folders
PROGFILES (x86) 1.2 Gb, with 7,157 files in 1,681 folders
PROGDATA 768 MB, 6,228 files in 543 folders
USERS 47 Gb, 9,562 files in 837 folders
WINDOWS 17 Gb, 79,000 files in 15,926 folders

It seems that I should have a lot more than 12.8 Gb free on the 111 Gb C drive

I have removed several programs, defragmented the drive, cleaned up the drive; but only regained 1.6 Gb.

The C Drive User folder shows only 4 folders:

Default 1.36 MB
Public 165 MB
UpDatusUser 17.7 MB
User 46.8 GB

I have no idea where to find all these folders or which ones I can remove. Any help would be appreciated. I am wanting to install Avid Media Composer 6.5 and there is simply not enough room.
 

Answer:C Drive nearly filled

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So few days ago out of a sudden my C drive started filling up and now i have 0 bytes of free space. I did not download anything it just started filling up, also when I try to delete something(and i succseed) the drive fills up again. Please help 

Answer:C drive is getting filled up

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  List last 10 Event Viewer log
  List Installed Programs
  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 
Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 
Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link.  Do not copy/paste data from the report.
 
Louis

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Sorry Didnt Know Which One To Post This... When I Play My Dvd's I Cant Fast Foward, Pause, Stop.... It Just Plays. So I Figured I Needed To Clean Up The Drive,,, But I Cant..
So Now My Question Is...what Do I Need To Do To Get My Dvd To Stop, Pause, Fast Forward So-on..

I Have E-machine, One Tray, 5 In One, Using Windows Vista Home Premium,6.0.6 Build,, Model T5062, Amd Athlon 64 Processor 3800 + 24mhz, 896 Mb Ram, 32 Bit, 139gb C Drive,10gb D Drive,, 10gb D Drive And Drive E Cd/dvd See The Thumb Nail For Below Its All Filled Up... Now How Can I Play The Dvd's Correctly ????
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Question: Filled up C Drive

While I was on google chrome writing an email, suddenly I received a notification that my C drive was full and I only had about 5 mb left. Earlier I still had about 600 gb out of the 900 gb. I use symantec Endpoint Protection, and it didn't catch anything. I've tried scanning and I couldn't find anything neither. I thought it might be junk files or crash dumps that might of had ran in the back ground, and stored it somewhere in my c drive, but after checking the properties for all the folders in C drive, it only summed up to about 300 gb, just as much as I know that I've used. This left me a bit puzzled. I don't know what to do, I'm not sure if it's viral or just an error in my computer that is causing massive amount of data dump. Help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
 

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Hi! I do not know when and why did this happen but whoever invented this paranoid (hidemysecretsfrommywife) control system of sharing and permissions should be declared as the Enemy of Mankind, or the Antichrist!
I can understand that one wants to protect C: from malwares. But have you seen a malware attacking an external drive???

I have Windows7, I have an external drive where I store all my pictures taken and my music files. I already tried everything advanced sharing and so on. Still: I can only create a new folder with a right click in the drive or inside existing folders but I can not do anything else. The disk is write protected, check write permissions.
In fact, the disk isn't write protected.

If I create a new folder, I can put in it and do whatever I want inside the new folder. But I have no permission to do anything outside a new folder, i.e. with my original media files!

Why? Who does benefit from this? What is this craziness???

Answer:[SOLVED] No permission to create/ move, copy, delete files in external hard drive

Hi akofalvi.

Try this:

1. Start > Run "cmd" (this opens a command prompt window)
2. type--> diskpart (this will open another command window in a few seconds)
3. type--> list volume (this will list all of the volumes currently recognized in your system)
4. type--> select volume # (this number is going to be your external drive)
5. type--> attributes disk clear readonly

I will say this: this procedure has been met with mixed results and your problem may return. Some have even had this issue and it turned out to be a setting in Windows Media Player of all things (whoda thunk?) One responder in a forum had this to say about this very problem: what i found to fix this was to remove the settings in media player allowing it to re-organize and rename files, after which i went to the tools/advanced/restore media library and allowed it to dump my current library and reset it. That's just an FYI.

I hope that'll help. Let me know.

Good day!

Mike

PS: As an afterthought, you may need to log in to the REAL administrator account (which needs to be activated manually) and set your permissions there for your regular user name. We'll go down that path if the above procedure doesn't net you anything positive.

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haiLast night my laptop(hp 630) got hung up when i was using photo shop cs4.... and when i restarted i heard the sound of sparks from the back of my laptop(the processor area). so i shut it down and then when i opened my lap in the morning.........my c: drive was almost full........last night i had 97GB (of 120GB) free.,...i cant figure out wat the problem is........i uninstalled some of my games ......and brought the space up to 20gb........but all these were there when my laptop had 97GB free space...........and also my laptop got pretty slow overnight.......and the ram usage is over the roof.........is it some malware problem?......my processor is core i3:2230and i have 2gb of ram500gb HDDand my laptop is only 3 weeks old

Answer:My c drive got filled up over night

Forget this forum. You need to be talking warranty with the place you purchased it.Goin' Fishin' (Some day)

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 12:54:13 AM, on 3/30/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exeC:\Program Files\COMODO\Firewall\cfp.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\Eraser\Eraser.exeC:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\COMODO\Firewall\cmdagent.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exeC:\Program Files\JAP\jap.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\javaw.exeC:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exeC:\Program Files\CO... Read more

Answer:Virus Filled My C: Drive... Help!

Apologies for the delay in replying, but the forums have been overwhelmed with HIjackThis logs lately. If you still need help, please post back with a new HijackThis log, along with an update of the problems you are currently experiencing.

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I wasn't really sure what to name this topic so...

My hard drive can hold 362 gigabytes, a hefty amount, BUT it is almost full... I don't have that many programs on this computer (compared to the amount of space it can hold) so I don't have a clue why it is almost full...

Any ideas?

Answer:Hard Drive Filled Up

Bump.

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I recently got a new HP Pavilion a1700n with a 250GB hard drive. It's formated down to 226GB, and when I first got it, it had about 208GB free space. I installed AIM, Yahoo browser, iTunes, Spysweeper and Norton antivirus, and I copied no more than 6 GB's of music from CD's and my mp3 player, and the hard drive only has 179GB's left. I have no idea how so much space could have been taken up.  :-?

Answer:hard drive is getting filled up?

System Restore points if this is XP...

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I need some help here please…
My C Drive is almost full and I only have 4.96 GB free…
Somehow Rebit has taken over my C Drive. I didn’t realize that until today, after I downloaded a program called WinDirStat to see where all the space on my C drive went. It turns out it has filled up 869 GB of my 931 GB C Drive. I really need that space back for my programs, Window updates and so on. Nor can I do any work now as I’m scared the 4.96 GB will get filled up and then my computer may not work at all!

The Rebit was supposed to be saving to the External Drive I have hooked up and I thought it was, but clearly it is NOT. I think it got messed up months ago when I took my computer in for repairs, but I’m not sure. The Rebit is marked as “Other” and “System Folder”. I don’t think it should be marked as a “System Folder” at all … I think the repairman maybe did that? I’m guessing he didn’t know I had an external drive and he thought it was like System Restore so he put it on the C Drive. I know he made changes I didn’t approve of, like deleting my Avast! And installing AVG. Maybe Rebit did this by itself… I really don’t know. My point is he didn’t ask if he could delete Avast! – he just did. Maybe it’s common for computer repair people to do that – I don’t know. I only know that the Rebit is messed up and that’s the only thing that comes to my mind as to a possible cause.
The problem is I don’t know how to remove the 869 GB of Rebit files off of my C D... Read more

Answer:Rebit has filled up most of my C Drive

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Dear All,

I had upgraded to win 10 about two months ago. for the last two days my c drive is getting filled up automatically. It is in excess of 90 gb and yet yesterday It was full. I tried to use the help from online and checked on dosv files etc but to no avail. I then decompressed all files using the option under properties on right clicking the c drive and got 25 gb free this morning. I am watching helplessly as it has already reduced to 19 gb and is reducing fast with no activity and no internet down load etc from my side. could someone....anyone please help

Thanks in advance

Answer:c drive automatically getting filled up

I don't know an answer to your question, but there's no need to post the same question three times within minutes of each other. Your thread will be found through "New Posts".

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My mother's computer is an HP with Windows Vista on it. Recently her D drive is filling up. Today it shows FULL. I know the D drive is a recovery drive and should not be touched. However, I think she may have selected the D drive to save her system back ups which I don't think you're supposed to do. This may be why her D drive is filling up all of the sudden. Is it safe to go into D drive and delete those backups or are they supposed to be there and it's a different problem? Thanks for your help.

Answer:D drive is being filled all of the sudden

I think your assumption is correct. I have seen this before. Go to your D drive and delete all of the backup files you find there. Also go to your backup in your OS and change the destination for these backups or this will happen again. Get yourself an external drive and direct all backups there.

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Recently I downloaded Windows 7 and IE9. Following this I had several problems, one of which is that my D drive (Recovery) is now filled. As a result, I cannot download anything. I have been trying without success to download itunes, for instance. I consulted iyogi, and they told me there was nothing they could do about it. I don't understand how D drive works. I need help. Any suggestions on how to proceed? Thanks in advance for your help.

Below is system information:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 11
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3317 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) G33/G31 Express Chipset Family, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 461538 MB, Free - 316849 MB; D: Total - 15359 MB, Free - 134 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0K068D
Antivirus: Norton Security Suite, Updated and Enabled
 

Answer:Recovery Drive (D) filled

You downloaded windows 7?Except in rare cases no operating systems can be downloaded and certainly not for free.The recovery partition is supposed to only have the operating system recovery in it. There should be a local disk c listed for everything else. In my computers everything is on that c drive.My d drive is my cd/dvd drive. I dont know how you have your computer set up or partitioned but something is wrong somewhere.If you have a recovery on there that came from the factory there wasnt a need to download windows 7 anyway.
 

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I have an older laptop running XP which always seems to be filling up it's C Drive.
The drive is 17GB capacity, and properties shows 14.8GB used with 2.21GB free. I found on an older posting on how to switch off restore points which cleared up about 2GB up from about 700MB, giving me a bit more room to work with for now.
But when I take the properties of all folders & files in the C Drive explorer window, it comes up 10.7 used disk space. That's still about 4.1GB I can't account for. I have done every check disk and cleanup utility I can find between windows & norton based utilities. I have also switched off the pagefile. What other invisible files are hiding on the drive, and how can I get rid of them?
To summarize; the pie chart properties window shows 14.8GB used, while the combined properties of folders & files on the C Drive shows only 10.7GB total. What is causing the 4.1GB discrepancy?
Thanks in advance.
Tony
 

Answer:Hard Drive Filled Up

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Dear All,

I had upgraded to win 10 about two months ago. for the last two days my c drive is getting filled up automatically. It is in excess of 90 gb and yet yesterday It was full. I tried to use the help from online and checked on dosv files etc but to no avail. I then decompressed all files using the option under properties on right clicking the c drive and got 25 gb free this morning. I am watching helplessly as it has already reduced to 19 gb and is reducing fast with no activity and no internet down load etc from my side. could someone....anyone please help

Thanks in advance

Answer:c drive automatically getting filled up

This is a duplicate of c drive automatically getting filled up - Windows 10 Forums please close it.

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I have a backup drive of size 950GB and little free space that is pretty near full. My C-drive is about 60% free. I've had this PC for about 4 years. What's my best action to increase the size of the backup drive?

Answer:Backup Drive Filled

You can delete old backups if you not need them anymore.

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For some reason my hard drive almost reached it capacity of 140 GB when in fact there is no more than 60 GB on it.
I tried to erase and defragmenting and nothing works.
I am assuming that it happened due to shortage of memory, so now the OS is using the hard drive's memory.
Is there a way to have those lost GBs back?
I think it is a problem with shadow files, but I haven't found instruction on how to erase them.
 

Answer:Hard drive getting filled by itself

Tell us brand and model of computer, or your motherboard, configuration, and which operating system and service pack is installed. Depending on how you performed the erase and defragmenting, the information on lost gigabytes may be recoverable... assuming you are using a standard OS with the appropriate service pack. You would, of course need to have adequate memory and the correct drivers. So tell us more.
 

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About a week ago I could not access my second (d:\ drive) with windows explorer. I ran avast! and it found a trojan horse and I isolated it. Using a third party cleaner program I discovered that all of my empty space in my d:\ directory had been filled with 1kb files-3.3GB of 1kb files! The files are named in such a way that they start with "0" and run up to "z" with alternating extensions. Example: 1a9q4717a.gc8 It took several days to delete them all at 10,000 files at a pop. Well after clearing them all I returned to my computer this morning and they've been regenerated! I once again have a kajillion 1kb files. So, I have questions. Since a command prompt wild card delete does not remove them, can anyone suggest a method of batch deleting eleventy-zillion files? Once I have deleted the afore mentioned butt-load of files, I obviously need to scan for the virus again and since history proves that avast! did'nt catch it all does anyone know of a good (read: not Norton or McCaffee) AV scanner? Or better yet does this Virus sound familiar and can you tell me how to kill it? I am grateful for any help you may offer.

Answer:Viri filled my hard drive

Did you try reformatting the drive?

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Hi,

In windows xp system there are two drives c: and d: in that c: getting filled frequently without adding any data to it and the space is getting occupied. So could anyone please let me know how to overcome this problem and what are the steps needed to work out on this problem.

Awaiting for the reply.

Thank you for your valuable time.
 

Answer:c drive is getting filled without adding any data

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Currently, my 250GB drive is at about 249GB. It should be around 150GB. It filled up slowly in the last few weeks, coinciding with the time I noticed some sort of malware/virus on my PC (which is actually my main concern). Also, the drive to fill up a significant amount last night while I was running a MalwareBytes full system scan. When I woke up this morning it was warning me that it was full.

As for the virus, I will get random extra new tabs in Firefox and IE for things like "News Daily 7," "9 News Today" with the URL <snip> (obviously, I would suggest not going there). Sometimes it is also a site called "awesomedailywinner," and sometimes it's for "displayadfeed.com." There are a whole bunch of them... I don't know if any of that is helpful. It will also sometimes be a redirection instead of a pop-up or extra tab, but most of the time it's not.

Normally when I get viruses I reboot in safe mode and run MalwareBytes and that takes care of it. No luck this time. I ran through the READ ME and tried the fix for redirections. No luck. I also cleared the cache for IE and Mozilla. I updated Java. I checked for rogue installed programs. I made sure Msconfig was running in normal startup mode. I ran SUPERAntiSpyware and it removed 76 infections, but the issue is still present. I am going to run it again (EDIT: found 131 infections this time).

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Answer:Stubborn pop-up/new-tab virus. C drive also filled.

Logs.
 

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