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MichelleChilds
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Ideacenter AIO700 27ISH C DRIVE VS D DRIVE STORAGE

So, we have the Lenovo Ideacenter AIO700 27ish desktop. My husband has been getting the "not enough memory" message when doing some tasks - usually when working in PowerPoint. I was confused because I know there is tons of memory in that computer (like 1T). Anyway, I was copying some photos from his phone onto the computer and got the same "not enough memory" message. I started looking at the drives and noticed the seperate "D" drive. The "C" drive is labeled as "This PC" with 178GB of which 175 is used and is where the majority of my husbands files are stored - hence the low memory issue. "This PC" drive has seperate folders with Documents, Photos, Video, etc . The "D" drive is labeled "local disk", has 901 GB of memory and no files in it. It also has sub-files with documents, photos, videos, etc. also, all of which are empty. So, I am confused as to why there are seperate drives. The specs on this computer are "Hard Drive": 1TB 7200 RPM HDD + 192 GB SSD Optical Drive ( I am guessing that maybe the "C" drive is the SSD drive with the smaller memory?). Should we be storing his files in the "D" drive (which again I am guessing is the HDD drive with 901GB) instead of the "C" drive?  If someone could clarify this for me I would appreciate it. If I start having my husbands files saved into the "D" drive now (instead of the "C" drive) I know that will just confuse the heck out of him...all of his files need to be in one drive and I am thinking I should just move them into the "D" drive. Please help...lol!

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Re: Ideacenter AIO700 27ISH C DRIVE VS D DRIVE STORAGE

Hi MichelleChilds,

 

Welcome to the Community Forums.

 

The D drive was originally a repository of original drivers for the machine and a storage for users data files like pictures documents , videos and the likes.

 

During factory reset using One Key Recovery, it should be preserved and only the C drive is being restored keeping the documents in the D drive safe. Moving the files from the C drive  to the D drive would also help manage files easily to locate in case you need to back up your data.

 

I hope this helps answer your query.

 

Regards

 



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Re: Ideacenter AIO700 27ISH C DRIVE VS D DRIVE STORAGE

Great! How do I make the D drive the default "save to" drive? Because right now everything is saving to the "C" drive.

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Re: Ideacenter AIO700 27ISH C DRIVE VS D DRIVE STORAGE

Hi MichelleChilds,

 

Click Start and then choose Settings (or press Windows+I).

Click on System and then choose storage.

 

From there you can can the default to install apps, save documents, videos and pictures.

 

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Re: Ideacenter AIO700 27ISH C DRIVE VS D DRIVE STORAGE

Thank you. I did that and then tested it trying to save a document and it still wants to save to My PC on the C drive. I did shutdown and reboot after making that change but did not change anything. When I go back to the settings my change is showing the default save drive as D:...any suggestion

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Re: Ideacenter AIO700 27ISH C DRIVE VS D DRIVE STORAGE

Hi MichelleChilds,

 

Greetings.

 

I would first suggest that you back up your files on a different storage just in case anything would compromise your data.

 

Some would create another account (like a test account with local, with admin privilege) to change the settings again and perhaps try some registry changes. Ideally checking system file integrity and clean boot should be done first before changing the settings.

 

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