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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:39 am    Post subject: Computer Help Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have limited computer vocabulary, so you may need to be patient with me. My "C" drive is full and I had an additional hard drive (F)installed last week . before the technician left for a two week vacation. My (C) drive has 268 kb space remaining and the new (F) drive has 229 gb remaining. I would like to move some of the applications ?. programs ? from (C) drive to (F) drive. I highlight an application and click on "send to" but drive (F) is not a listed choice. Thanks
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:39 am    Post subject: Re: Computer Help Reply to specific post Reply with quote

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(quoted from post at 01:39:46 07/10/1Cool I have limited computer vocabulary, so you may need to be patient with me. My "C" drive is full and I had an additional hard drive (F)installed last week . before the technician left for a two week vacation. My (C) drive has 268 kb space remaining and the new (F) drive has 229 gb remaining. I would like to move some of the applications ?. programs ? from (C) drive to (F) drive. I highlight an application and click on "send to" but drive (F) is not a listed choice. Thanks

A few more details if you can. To mover an application you need to uninstall it reinstall to the new drive
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:03 am    Post subject: Re: Computer Help Reply to specific post Reply with quote

CVPost-moonlite37 wrote:
(quoted from post at 01:39:46 07/10/1Cool I have limited computer vocabulary, so you may need to be patient with me. My "C" drive is full and I had an additional hard drive (F)installed last week . before the technician left for a two week vacation. My (C) drive has 268 kb space remaining and the new (F) drive has 229 gb remaining. I would like to move some of the applications ?. programs ? from (C) drive to (F) drive. I highlight an application and click on "send to" but drive (F) is not a listed choice. Thanks

What sort of computer do you have, what sort of applications are you running, what is the OS etc. The more we know the better you can be helped,
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:12 am    Post subject: Re: Computer Help Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Programs will stay on C unless you partition the other drive and put an operating system on it to run them with. Files, pics, movies are what you are going to have to move and even that will be difficult with no more memory than you have left. Little bit at a time
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:43 am    Post subject: Re: Computer Help Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Your first task is to figure out which files are taking up the most disk space, and then figure out which of those you want to move. Generally speaking, you can't just pick up and move applications; they need to be uninstalled and reinstalled.

If the new drive is much bigger than the old one, it might make more sense to just re-image the old drive to the new one and scrap the old one. (This can be a bit tricky with newer versions of Windows.)
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:11 am    Post subject: Re: Computer Help Reply to specific post Reply with quote

CVPost-moonlite37 wrote:
(quoted from post at 01:39:46 07/10/1Cool I have limited computer vocabulary, so you may need to be patient with me. My "C" drive is full and I had an additional hard drive (F)installed last week . before the technician left for a two week vacation. My (C) drive has 268 kb space remaining and the new (F) drive has 229 gb remaining. I would like to move some of the applications ?. programs ? from (C) drive to (F) drive. I highlight an application and click on "send to" but drive (F) is not a listed choice. Thanks

minitool partition wizard is free and very useful for managing hard drives, drive letters etc.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:44 am    Post subject: Re: Computer Help Reply to specific post Reply with quote

What I would suggest is to get everything you can moved over to the new hard drive and keep ONLY your vital programs on the original drive. Having a drive that full is very, very, VERY hard on the drive!! They need room to move information around, even to look at it briefly. Can't believe a computer tech would leave with your C drive being so full.....unless they also 'sell' computers?!?

In over 30 years, I've never had a hard drive go bad. I thought one was at one time, but got a lot of the photos and such off of it and it kept right on going until eventually replaced. Didn't even have internet, so no way I could have been infected then either.

As for a spare hard drive, I always have portable USB drives on hand. In fact, I need to remove some of my 'junk' over to another drive right now, so thanks for posting this little reminder. Of all the computers I've had, this one would hurt the most to lose.

Back to your OP, you're probably not going to be moving "applications" or "programs" over to the new hard drive. I'm guessing you have a lot of photos and videos that are taking up space? Those are the primary things to get moved over. To do this, I would first 'Copy' them to the other drive. Once all transferred safely, THEN go back and delete off of your main drive. I've seen digital files that didn't make a perfect transfer and, as the original file was cut or immediately deleted, they ended up losing the file.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:03 am    Post subject: Re: Computer Help Reply to specific post Reply with quote

CVPost-moonlite37 wrote:
(quoted from post at 01:39:46 07/10/1Cool I have limited computer vocabulary, so you may need to be patient with me. My "C" drive is full and I had an additional hard drive (F)installed last week . before the technician left for a two week vacation. My (C) drive has 268 kb space remaining and the new (F) drive has 229 gb remaining. I would like to move some of the applications ?. programs ? from (C) drive to (F) drive. I highlight an application and click on "send to" but drive (F) is not a listed choice. Thanks

What was installed as the new drive? SSD or spinning disk?
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:06 am    Post subject: Re: Computer Help Reply to specific post Reply with quote

kcm.MN wrote:
(quoted from post at 07:44:10 07/10/1Cool What I would suggest is to get everything you can moved over to the new hard drive and keep ONLY your vital programs on the original drive. Having a drive that full is very, very, VERY hard on the drive!! They need room to move information around, even to look at it briefly. Can't believe a computer tech would leave with your C drive being so full.....unless they also 'sell' computers?!?

In over 30 years, I've never had a hard drive go bad. I thought one was at one time, but got a lot of the photos and such off of it and it kept right on going until eventually replaced. Didn't even have internet, so no way I could have been infected then either.

As for a spare hard drive, I always have portable USB drives on hand. In fact, I need to remove some of my 'junk' over to another drive right now, so thanks for posting this little reminder. Of all the computers I've had, this one would hurt the most to lose.

Back to your OP, you're probably not going to be moving "applications" or "programs" over to the new hard drive. I'm guessing you have a lot of photos and videos that are taking up space? Those are the primary things to get moved over. To do this, I would first 'Copy' them to the other drive. Once all transferred safely, THEN go back and delete off of your main drive. I've seen digital files that didn't make a perfect transfer and, as the original file was cut or immediately deleted, they ended up losing the file.

If its an SSD then its behavior is different from the older drives. I have had 3 drives fail over the years. One was quite audible by making a clunk from time to time. The click of death as it is called.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:10 am    Post subject: Re: Computer Help Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Mark; If I read moonlite37's question correctly, there are two issues involved. He says he wants to move things that can't or shouldn't or don't need to be moved. That's the part people are addressing. But the more basic issue might be that he can't find the F drive as a listed destination. Nobody is addressing that. Being directed to move the right things rather than the wrong ones isn't going to help if he can't do it. Unfortunately, it does him no good for me to understand his problem (assuming I do) because I don't know how to help.

Stan
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:13 am    Post subject: Re: Computer Help Reply to specific post Reply with quote

M-MAN; See my reply to MarkB_MI.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:19 am    Post subject: Re: Computer Help Reply to specific post Reply with quote

chuck2015; See my reply to MarkB_MI.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:14 am    Post subject: Re: Computer Help Reply to specific post Reply with quote

> But the more basic issue might be that he can't find the F drive as a listed destination.

Hi Stan,

I think he's right-clicking on application icons, and picking "Send To", which brings up a list of possible destinations. I'm not certain what it takes to make "F:" show up on that list, but you still can't move an application that way. Now if he's just trying to move simple files and folders off his desktop and on to F:, "Send to" will make a copy but it won't delete the original file.

Now if F: doesn't show up in Windows Explorer, then he has a more basic problem. He hasn't said if he's tried to move files using Explorer, which would be useful information.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:59 am    Post subject: Re: Computer Help Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Personally, I think it is easier to replace the old drive with a newer larger one, leave drive letters alone and do a disk to disk copy externally.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:15 am    Post subject: Re: Computer Help Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Thank you all. I do not have enough computer knowledge to understand the situation. It is back to the technician when he gets home
 
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