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Haitch

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Harpenden
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Windows XP - 64-bit Edition
#1
How can I change my default partition from C to D or E,
My OS is on C and I dont want every thing I do dropping in there.:cool:
 
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Wolfeymole

#2
Hi Haitch

Can you elaborate on "every thing I do" please.
The Operating System will reside on the C: drive.
You need to partition the drive or a better option would be to procure another physical hard drive to store your stuff.

The pic below is how I had mine set at one time.

 

Haitch

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#3
Hi Haitch

Can you elaborate on "every thing I do" please.
The Operating System will reside on the C: drive.
You need to partition the drive or a better option would be to procure another physical hard drive to store your stuff.

The pic below is how I had mine set at one time.

Thanks Wolfeymole.
ref everything,If I download anything it goes straight to C, I then get messages telling me my C is running out of space.
I have partitions D&E but I have to intercept to stop downloads going into C and move them manually,Can I not make DorE default
 
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Wolfeymole

#4
Yeah no problem,
What browser are you running Haitch?

All you have to do is alter the file download path to where you want.
Normally the default will be;
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\My Documents\Downloads

Make a folder on another partition called Downloads and direct them there, eg;

E:\Downloads
 

Tony D

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#5
You can also designate another drive to host your "My Documents" folder.
Right-click My Documents, go to Properties, and select MOVE.
 

Haitch

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#6
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Wolfeymole & Kelly,
Thanks alot guys all sorted, Its easy when you know how Hey.
 
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Wolfeymole

#7
Hey good to hear Haitch :)

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