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Galevn
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Can I move a System Folder to a separate Drive

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Envy Laptop 17-2YY28AV
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

I was notified that my laptop did not have enough storage capacity to install the latest Windows update (Windows 10, version 20H2). Which surprised me because my laptop has two storage devices, C: which is a 119GB solid state drive and 😧 which is a 93GB HDD. The Windows updater program was asking me to free up ~ 8GB of space on drive C: to complete the update. After searching (for hours) to delete enough files, I am hoping to just be able to move a system Folder such as "Documents" to the 😧 drive and not have to worry about capacity again. Is it possible to do this? Or is there perhaps another method to begin storing active files onto the D; Drive?

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Hi @Galevn,

 

You can copy over files or move files contained within the 6 default folder categories, including Desktop, Downloads, Documents, Pictures, Music, and Videos onto your /D: drive. 

 

You can't "move" the folder but you can just right-click the default folder and select Copy, then Paste it into /D: and then erase the content of that default folder. You can move the content back after the update.

 

 


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