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Why do my system drives fill up quickly but my other drive dont? And How do I use the data drives?

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Windows won't automatically start storing stuff on the other drive, you have to put stuff there yourself and setup programs to use the second drive for storage.

Windows won't automatically start storing stuff on the other drive, you have to put stuff there yourself and setup programs to use the second drive for storage.

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It's best done on a clean install of windows so you don't break any programs or anything while redirecting.
From that window you screenshotted, right click the desktop folder and select properties, click the location tab, read information, D:\Desktop is a great location, or use the "move..." button to select the location you want the files placed on the desktop to accumulate.
follow the same procedure for all the other file storage directories (documents, downloads, music, pictures, and videos) changing the D:\* to fit.
Installing programs is usually just remembering to change the drive letter. Keep critical programs like antivirus on the OS drive.

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2 hours ago, Cyracus said:

It's best done on a clean install of windows so you don't break any programs or anything while redirecting.
From that window you screenshotted, right click the desktop folder and select properties, click the location tab, read information, D:\Desktop is a great location, or use the "move..." button to select the location you want the files placed on the desktop to accumulate.
follow the same procedure for all the other file storage directories (documents, downloads, music, pictures, and videos) changing the D:\* to fit.
Installing programs is usually just remembering to change the drive letter. Keep critical programs like antivirus on the OS drive.

thank you ma man

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