New computer saving to C partition rather than D

  topcattim 17:06 17 Dec 2014

I've just bought a brand spanking new desktop, running Windows 8.1 with 1TB of hard disk. I've copied all the files across from my old computer, into the new computer's My Documents folder. This has been stored in the C partition (also labeled Windows), which is 149GB. No data has been stored in the Data (D) partition, which has 762 GB capacity, totally unused. My music and pictures and other documents have nearly entirely filled the C partition, meaning that, for example, iTunes refuses to play as it needs more memory to write to. I figure that somehow I need to teach the computer to store information in the D partition, but I don't know how to do this. Can anyone advise me what I need to do, please? Thanks

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:10 17 Dec 2014

Redirect My document folders to the d : drive see here

windows is fooled into thinking they are on c: when really they are on whatever drive you chose.

  topcattim 08:45 18 Dec 2014

Thanks Fruit Bat, that looks like it will do the job for me. I'll have a go at that tonight.

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