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New Computer was loaded with Windows 10-64 with partition drives labeled wrong

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Pavilion TP01-0030 desktop
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

I have bought at least ten HP computers over the years and I've never had this issue, and I can't seem to find anyone else in your community who has either.  I got this computer about four months ago and as I was reinstalling my files from my backups I noticed that the partitions were labeled differently.  In every previous HP computer my main drive was the C drive, and the recovery partition was D, but this time they had them reversed, and my backup files were being loaded into the C partition (called System Recovery) which was not big enough to hold my data.  The biggest drive was the D, so I tried to set it up thinking that all the work I do would be redirected to the correct partition, since (I assumed) HP did this on purpose.  Instead, now I have folders in both drives, and the work I do is sent to the User file in the C partition instead of D.  I tried renaming the partitions but the program would not let me rename the C.  So I renamed D to A in the hope that the computer would seek out that drive first.  But that hasn't worked and now all the work I've done in the past four months is scattered among both partitions, which I know is going to be hell to try to back up, and even worse if I have to use System Recovery.  I may be beyond the point of no return here and it may be impossible to fix it so everything goes back where it should be.  But the operating system still working as if C is the main drive, and its not.  Is there a way to fix this and still be able to combine each of the duplicate operating files into the drives they are supposed to work in?

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@Baylorguy wrote:

....  So I renamed D to A in the hope that the computer would seek out that drive first....


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No, that is not going to work UNLESS you tell your machine where you want to keep users data/files. Please use the following guide

 

               https://www.howtogeek.com/245706/how-to-change-the-default-hard-drive-for-saving-documents-and-apps-...

 

Regards.

BH
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