Low space on c: OS_Install (C) RRS feed

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  • I am using Windows Vista on my laptop and the partition  is OS_install  (CSmile  35 gig, D: 115 gig, and an external drivewith 250 gig. I need to move  some applications and folders to either D: or F:. Any help would be appreciated


    Thursday, June 19, 2008 12:51 AM


  • Shilo


    The easiest and safest way to accomplish this would be to archive some of the larger data 'files' on the other partitions/drives. I don't recommend moving any 'application', or 'system' folders off of the system volume. The main reason is that this can result in unexpected behavior.


    For instance, if you have a large amount of Video/Picture or other files, move the files to the other locations, don't move the folders.


    First, use the Disk Cleanup wizard to delete any transitory files.


    Press WINKEY+R and type  cleanmgr.exe    and press OK.
    Select Files from all users on this computer.
    Leave all of the default check boxes selected.
    Click the More Options Tab.
    In the System Restore and Shadow Copy section, select the Clean Up button.
    In the confirmation box, select the Delete button.
    Click OK.


    This will remove all but the latest System Restore Points and likely give you a bunch of space back.


    After you do this, you will have time to evaluate other options to increase the size of the system volume.


    Let us know if you need more information.


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    Ronnie Vernon
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience

    Thursday, June 19, 2008 1:29 AM