01-08-2009 02:22 PM
01-13-2009 06:44 AM
You can move many programs, photoshop etc. Even you can install your microsoft office on the D drive. Also check to see where the store folders for your email program is (if you are using something like thunderbird or windows mail). You can move the store folders to the D drive as well.
Use the remove programs feature of the control panel and then just reinstall them on the d drive (in the installation process you have to specify where the program should be installed--the default on most programs is C, but you can easily change that.) You should be able to free up a lot space, depending on how many programs you currently have.
01-13-2009 09:47 AM
dveda is exactly right, you have to uninstall and reinstall each application in order to get it onto the D: drive. You can't just "move" it.
This is exactly why I think partitioning is a bad thing. I think it's much better to have one big partition. Then you don't have artificial boundaries where you "run out of space" even though there's lots of space left on the hard drive.
01-13-2009 11:42 AM
From my simplistic point of view, (since I do not want to "learn" anything new, but I do want to use my computer as a tool,) one "C" drive is my preference.
I have a small "C" and a large "D", and it is a real pain!
Some programs are on "C", while others are on "D". Moving files can sometimes be a real burden.
I have now decided to remove the "D" partition, and end up with just one "C".
However, I would ask for help, please. I do not wish to complicate my life.
Can I just rename all my "D" programs and files to "C", or must I uninstall and reinstall, after "back-up" of course. I will only have one drive when finished, so maybe I do not need to reinstall.
I have some programs on "C", with the respective files on "D". I suppose, for these, I can just rename and move them, can I not?
Thank you for your help.
01-13-2009 12:01 PM - edited 01-13-2009 12:02 PM
nicklapenna - you cannot just rename/relocate programs on "D" to "C". There are registry keys, configuration files that search in the original location [D]. So copying files over to C will result in loss of program function. Unfortunately you will have to uninstall and install. Unless there is a program available that can modify registry keys that may accompany programs to change "D" to "C".
Edit: If I am wrong in any way/form, please let me know as I have never had to move programs.
01-13-2009 01:13 PM
01-21-2009 07:54 PM - edited 01-21-2009 08:18 PM
First I want to say that i am a novice computer user. plug and play is my style. I can read forums and fix alot with the info i find but have some questions.
1. For some reason my y510 from Microcenter (T5750 @ 2GHz,3 GB RAM,250 GB HDD, 15,4 in) came with the hard drives partitioned opposite of what most seem to have. My C drive is 189 gb. My D drive is 27. My other is 17. I have had numerous issues so far (left shift key doesnt always register, dvd rom quits recongnizing dvds and cds which i will address later) but I have had to restart from scratch (novo button) and I had to move all my files (100g music, 40 g pics) to do this. I would like to make D drive the larger but when i go to shrink the c drive (i dont even know if this is the right way) it says that i can only shrink 57 gigs. Is there an easy way to do this. My computer came with no cd restore.
Now for my dvd player, i turned on itunes and input a cd to copy. it never showed up. when i went to my computer and clicked on it, it said please insert cd/dvd. when i close the box it ejects the cd. if i reboot it works again for one or two cds but then does the same thing again. i have not had the same problem since i restored from the beginning but would like to know why it happened in the first place so if i have to do it again i know what to do.
Also, maybe a dumb question but with vista (i am new to this) i cant figure out how to get rid of the login to an account everytime it restarts. i would like to just power up and have it go to my desktop.
Thank you for any help.
02-04-2009 03:03 PM - edited 02-04-2009 03:13 PM