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Chiclet413 3 months ago

I have a 500 gb SSD drive that I only intended my OS to go on, and I have a 3 tb HDD that I wanted all my programs and files to go on. Right now "program files" "program files (x86)" and "users" are all on the SSD. I'm sure it's not as easy as just moving them. Could somebody please tell me what steps to take? And also how do I direct everything from here on out to go to the HDD?

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xPat 3 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

Why don't you want you programs on the ssd? They benefit from fast loading too you know :D

500gig is plenty for os/programs and very overkill/cost inefficient just for an os, I'm rocking an old 60gig I've had for ~5 years now for my os and apps (chrome/ff, vlc, nero, handbrake, office, and a bunch of others) and I've still got 25gig free!

Personally I wouldn't worry about it.

Chiclet413 submitter 1 point 3 months ago

It’s almost full because everything automatically goes there.

xPat 3 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

I think flexo has the right idea, and you can use WinDirStat to see what folders are sucking up all your space.

Search for "change windows default download location" and feel free to pm if you need more help :D

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