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i have both ssd and hdd i want to make hdd primary and keep ssd for windows

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my ssd is low on space my hhd is almost empty i would like to make hhd the primary for downloads and keep the ssd for windows and any other important programs is that possible if so HOW? Thank You

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@jimeo1 

With PCs that come with both SSD and HDD, the SSD is automatically set to be the default drive for downloads -- which is one reason why it tends to fill up quickly.  To change that, you have to go into the Browsers you use and change the default save location to a folder on the other drive -- the one on the HDD.

 

As to the SSD space, Here are some things you can do to recover some of the disk space:
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3012-disk-cleanup-open-use-windows-10-a.html
http://winaero.com/blog/how-to-clean-up-winsxs-folder-in-windows-10/

Also, the community Win10 Forums has the following suggestions:
https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/83441-free-up-drive-space-windows-10-a.html

Finally, there is a freeware app known as Wise Disk Cleaner. I use it every day to get rid of junk files: https://www.wisecleaner.com/wise-disk-cleaner.html



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