Laptop - External Hardrive

  ukpensioner 22:24 19 Nov 2008

I wish to add a new application program to my laptop but have insufficent storage left. Is it feasible to store and use application programs on an external hard drive?

  steve stifler 22:37 19 Nov 2008

Most applications dont take up much space,my complete program folder is 686mb.How bigs your drive and how much space is left.Over 10% free is recomended.Better of transferring other stuff to your external hd.

  ukpensioner 22:46 19 Nov 2008

When I tried to load the program (GReeting Card factory) the instllation program told me that I needed 17gB of storage!! A 500gB external drive would hold this but would it run?

  Spark6 23:19 19 Nov 2008

17 Gb of storage for any application seems to me to be a tad high! Would you please confirm that figure.

  ukpensioner 20:20 20 Nov 2008

Thanks Spark6. You've triggered a senile pensioner'a brain. Of course it's not a 17Gb application. Problem solved

  Spark6 20:24 20 Nov 2008

You're welcome, I know the feeling!

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