Problems with hard drive allocation - no space on C drive but can't install to D drive

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  1. ElizabethD

    ElizabethD New Member

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    Hello and thanks in advance for your help,

    I have a Gateway desktop with two disk drives, C and D. I have been getting a message for quite awhile that I am running out of space on C. So I now try to download any software to the D drive, as there is over 900 GB of space on there. I have managed to get Adobe Acrobat on to D but now am trying to download ITunes/QuickTime and it is not working.

    I download the installation file to D and set the destination folder as D, but I get a pop-up message saying there is inadequate space to install it. The pop-up message shows both C and D but I can't click on D.

    Any ideas what could be causing this and how to fix it? I am attaching a screenshot of the Disk Management view in case that is helpful.

    Thanks!
     

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  2. zvit

    zvit Honorable Member

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    It's not about what you install from now on, but what you have done until now to fill up your drive. You should delete unwanted data from your C drive or repartition your C, "stealing" some space from D and bringing it over to C.

    First, you can wipe cache and tmp files with CCleaner: Download CCleaner 3.05.1409 - FileHippo.com
    If you system is working ok, you can go to clean disk from the start menu and choose C and also choose to delete all restore points except last one.
    To see what folder on your C has the most space, you can use the free utility Foldersize: Folder Size for Windows Explorer

    To repartition, you can use an excellent free tool: Best Free Partition Manager Freeware for Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP 32 bit & 64 bit. MiniTool Free Partition Manager Software Home Edition.
     
  3. ElizabethD

    ElizabethD New Member

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    Great, thank you! I will try all these suggestions this evening and report back. I hope the Partition Wizard software is self explanatory. :eek:
     
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    We are here if you need further assistance.
     
  5. MikeHawthorne

    MikeHawthorne Essential Member
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    Hi

    Sorry I just saw the attachment that that answered my question.

    Mike
     
    #5 MikeHawthorne, Apr 25, 2011
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