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Unread 21-05-2008, 05:12 PM   #1
Eric
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Moving files from one internal hard-drive to another

I have a small hard drive (C) and it’s almost full. Can I cut & paste files
from C to another internal drive (E)? I know if I move software I may have
to reinstall it. Otherwise can I cut & paste larger information like JAVA
and Dell Driver files?

Thanks,
Eric

 
Unread 21-05-2008, 05:13 PM   #2
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Re: Moving files from one internal hard-drive to another

No.

Eric wrote:
> I have a small hard drive (C) and it’s almost full. Can I cut & paste
> files
> from C to another internal drive (E)? I know if I move software I may
> have
> to reinstall it. Otherwise can I cut & paste larger information like JAVA
> and Dell Driver files?
>
> Thanks,
> Eric


 
Unread 21-05-2008, 05:13 PM   #3
JS
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Re: Moving files from one internal hard-drive to another

Most hard drives come with a software package (CD) that allows you to move
the entire Windows OS from one drive to another.
If your E: drive is the larger of the two drives, then why not move the
entire OS.

JS

"Eric" <Eric@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:07B8C3E9-755F-4538-A094-CF2C997765DC@microsoft.com...
>I have a small hard drive (C) and it's almost full. Can I cut & paste
>files
> from C to another internal drive (E)? I know if I move software I may
> have
> to reinstall it. Otherwise can I cut & paste larger information like JAVA
> and Dell Driver files?
>
> Thanks,
> Eric
>



 
Unread 21-05-2008, 06:12 PM   #4
Eric
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Re: Moving files from one internal hard-drive to another

I have no idea how to do that. I thought moving a few files would be easier.
I've had both hard drives in for years and is now catching up to me.

"JS" wrote:

> Most hard drives come with a software package (CD) that allows you to move
> the entire Windows OS from one drive to another.
> If your E: drive is the larger of the two drives, then why not move the
> entire OS.
>
> JS
>
> "Eric" <Eric@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:07B8C3E9-755F-4538-A094-CF2C997765DC@microsoft.com...
> >I have a small hard drive (C) and it's almost full. Can I cut & paste
> >files
> > from C to another internal drive (E)? I know if I move software I may
> > have
> > to reinstall it. Otherwise can I cut & paste larger information like JAVA
> > and Dell Driver files?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Eric
> >

>
>
>

 
Unread 21-05-2008, 06:14 PM   #5
JS
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Re: Moving files from one internal hard-drive to another

What brand(s) of hard drives do you have?

JS

"Eric" <Eric@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:BD99E764-0732-455D-A456-193DFB2D766D@microsoft.com...
>I have no idea how to do that. I thought moving a few files would be
>easier.
> I've had both hard drives in for years and is now catching up to me.
>
> "JS" wrote:
>
>> Most hard drives come with a software package (CD) that allows you to
>> move
>> the entire Windows OS from one drive to another.
>> If your E: drive is the larger of the two drives, then why not move the
>> entire OS.
>>
>> JS
>>
>> "Eric" <Eric@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:07B8C3E9-755F-4538-A094-CF2C997765DC@microsoft.com...
>> >I have a small hard drive (C) and it's almost full. Can I cut & paste
>> >files
>> > from C to another internal drive (E)? I know if I move software I may
>> > have
>> > to reinstall it. Otherwise can I cut & paste larger information like
>> > JAVA
>> > and Dell Driver files?
>> >
>> > Thanks,
>> > Eric
>> >

>>
>>
>>



 
Unread 21-05-2008, 07:13 PM   #6
Gerry
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Re: Moving files from one internal hard-drive to another

Eric

There are many other options for increasing free disk space on a Windows
partition if you have another partition / drive.

The default allocation to System Restore is 12% on your C partition
which is over generous. I would reduce it to 700 mb. Right click your My
Computer icon on the Desktop and select System Restore. Place the cursor
on your C drive select Settings but this time find the slider and drag
it to the left until it reads 700 mb and
exit. When you get to the Settings screen click on Apply and OK and
exit.

Another default setting which could be wasteful is that for temporary
internet files, especially if you do not store offline copies on disk.
The default allocation is 3% of drive. Depending on your attitude to
offline copies you could reduce this to 1% or 2%. In Internet Explorer
select Tools, Internet Options, General, Temporary Internet Files,
Settings to make the change. At the same time look at the number of days
history is held.

The default allocation for the Recycle Bin is 10 % of drive. Change to
5%, which should be sufficient. In Windows Explorer place the cursor
on your Recycle Bin, right click and select Properties, Global and
move the slider from 10% to 5%. However, try to avoid letting it get
too full as if it is full and you delete a file by mistake it will
bypass the Recycle Bin and be gone for ever.

Select Start, All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, Disk CleanUp to
Empty your Recycle Bin and Remove Temporary Internet Files. Also
select Start, All Programs, accessories, System Tools, Disk CleanUp,
More Options, System Restore and remove all but the latest System
Restore point. Run Disk Defragmenter.

Select Start, All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, System
Information, Tools, Dr Watson and verify that the box before "Append to
existing log" is NOT checked. This means the next time the log is
written it will overwrite rather than add to the existing file.

The default maximum size setting for Event Viewer logs is too large.
Reset the maximum for each log from 512 kb to 128 kb and set it to
overwrite.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308427/en-us

You can generate more space in the system partition by relocation of
folders.

For Temporary Internet Files select Start, Control Panel, Internet
Options, Temporary Internet Files. Settings, Move Folder.

To move the Outlook Express Store Folder select in Outlook Express
Tools, Options, Maintenance, Store Folder, Change.
http://www.tomsterdam.com/insideoe/files/store.htm

How to Change the Default Location of the My Documents Folder:
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=310147

You may also need to change Default File locations in the Microsoft
Office programmes you choose to move the My Documents folder. For Word
go to Tools, Options, File Locations, highlight Documents, click on
Modify and change file path. For Excel go to Tools, Options, General
and change default file path.

My Documents is one of a number of system created Special Folders
including My Pictures and My Music. These can more easily be relocated
using Tweak Ui. Download TweakUI, one of the MS powertoys, from here:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/p.../powertoys.asp

In TweakUi select My Computer, Special Folders. You can scroll down to
see the full list of Special Folders to the left of the Change
Location button.

You can move programmes but to do this you have to uninstall and
reinstall.

--
Regards.

Gerry
~~~~
FCA
Stourport, England
Enquire, plan and execute
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Eric wrote:
> I have no idea how to do that. I thought moving a few files would be
> easier. I've had both hard drives in for years and is now catching up
> to me.
>
> "JS" wrote:
>
>> Most hard drives come with a software package (CD) that allows you
>> to move the entire Windows OS from one drive to another.
>> If your E: drive is the larger of the two drives, then why not move
>> the entire OS.
>>
>> JS
>>
>> "Eric" <Eric@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:07B8C3E9-755F-4538-A094-CF2C997765DC@microsoft.com...
>>> I have a small hard drive (C) and it's almost full. Can I cut &
>>> paste files
>>> from C to another internal drive (E)? I know if I move software I
>>> may have
>>> to reinstall it. Otherwise can I cut & paste larger information
>>> like JAVA and Dell Driver files?
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>> Eric



 
Unread 21-05-2008, 08:14 PM   #7
Eric
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Re: Moving files from one internal hard-drive to another

Both are listed as WDC (WD1200JB-00DUA3 & WD205AA) if that helps. I just
want an easy way to run defrag and thought if I could cut & pasts JAVA as
it's over 100mbt it would solve my problem for now. Then I'll download it on
the other hard drive.

"JS" wrote:

> What brand(s) of hard drives do you have?
>
> JS
>
> "Eric" <Eric@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:BD99E764-0732-455D-A456-193DFB2D766D@microsoft.com...
> >I have no idea how to do that. I thought moving a few files would be
> >easier.
> > I've had both hard drives in for years and is now catching up to me.
> >
> > "JS" wrote:
> >
> >> Most hard drives come with a software package (CD) that allows you to
> >> move
> >> the entire Windows OS from one drive to another.
> >> If your E: drive is the larger of the two drives, then why not move the
> >> entire OS.
> >>
> >> JS
> >>
> >> "Eric" <Eric@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:07B8C3E9-755F-4538-A094-CF2C997765DC@microsoft.com...
> >> >I have a small hard drive (C) and it's almost full. Can I cut & paste
> >> >files
> >> > from C to another internal drive (E)? I know if I move software I may
> >> > have
> >> > to reinstall it. Otherwise can I cut & paste larger information like
> >> > JAVA
> >> > and Dell Driver files?
> >> >
> >> > Thanks,
> >> > Eric
> >> >
> >>
> >>
> >>

>
>
>

 
Unread 21-05-2008, 09:14 PM   #8
JS
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Re: Moving files from one internal hard-drive to another

Need a quick way to get a whole lot more than 100Mega Bytes then see below:
The C:\Windows\$NtUninstallKBxxxxxx$* folders and associated files in these
folders are safe to remove,
however once deleted you will no longer be able to un-install a patch or
update that was associated with the deleted folder/files.
I would keep the most recent set (last two months just in case) of folders
and delete the older updates.
As a safety net I burned these folders to a CD before deleting them.

Warning: One folder you should not delete is: $hf_mig$
(and any folders/files that are a part of/contained in $hf_mig$)
It is a necessary folder for future updates
See the "Notes" near the bottom of the following KB article:
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;824994

Also See Doug Knox's page on this issue:
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_hotfix_backup.htm

JS

"Eric" <Eric@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:61EE684D-8CFC-4B0B-B6DA-B14B30DB0789@microsoft.com...
> Both are listed as WDC (WD1200JB-00DUA3 & WD205AA) if that helps. I just
> want an easy way to run defrag and thought if I could cut & pasts JAVA as
> it's over 100mbt it would solve my problem for now. Then I'll download it
> on
> the other hard drive.
>
> "JS" wrote:
>
>> What brand(s) of hard drives do you have?
>>
>> JS
>>
>> "Eric" <Eric@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:BD99E764-0732-455D-A456-193DFB2D766D@microsoft.com...
>> >I have no idea how to do that. I thought moving a few files would be
>> >easier.
>> > I've had both hard drives in for years and is now catching up to me.
>> >
>> > "JS" wrote:
>> >
>> >> Most hard drives come with a software package (CD) that allows you to
>> >> move
>> >> the entire Windows OS from one drive to another.
>> >> If your E: drive is the larger of the two drives, then why not move
>> >> the
>> >> entire OS.
>> >>
>> >> JS
>> >>
>> >> "Eric" <Eric@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >> news:07B8C3E9-755F-4538-A094-CF2C997765DC@microsoft.com...
>> >> >I have a small hard drive (C) and it's almost full. Can I cut &
>> >> >paste
>> >> >files
>> >> > from C to another internal drive (E)? I know if I move software I
>> >> > may
>> >> > have
>> >> > to reinstall it. Otherwise can I cut & paste larger information
>> >> > like
>> >> > JAVA
>> >> > and Dell Driver files?
>> >> >
>> >> > Thanks,
>> >> > Eric
>> >> >
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>

>>
>>
>>



 
 

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