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By danwiese ·
This is no doubt elementary, but how do I move stuff to the D drive to clear space on C? Have W98 on a AST notebook. Want to move My Directory & files to D, apps I downloaded off Internet to D. Know I can uninstall apps & reinstall on D. Sometimes Ifeel like I did when first starting out when no one explained you had to format a diskette.

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by Ian_C In reply to Moving Apps & Files

Moving files is easy, but moving applications isn't as straightforward.

If you right-click the My Documents folder on the desktop, you can amend the location of this folder to a folder on your drive. After doing this, you can simply copy/move all your files from the C:\my documents folder to the drive.

Moving applications is more difficult since the installation location of the files is usually within the registry, so these references need to be amended. Sometimes you also need to look out for references in .ini files as well.

Although I probably wouldn't recommend moving apps manually it isn't essential to uninstall and reinstall to move them. There are utilities available that will do this for you. I know that Partition Magic includes the MagicMover utility that helps do this, but no doubt there are others around. I don't have any knowledge or experience of these though, so perhaps others can help you?

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by NMead In reply to Moving Apps & Files

The moving Data question was answered, so I won't go into that, but as far as the helper apps to 'move' them, they usually require you to have these apps installed BEFORE the installation of the apps you wan't to move.

Easiest way would be to COPY the exact directory structure of the apps that you want to move to 'D:'. This will save any Application data. Now go to add/remove remove the apps that you want to move. Now re-install to the saved directory structure.


hth,
Nate

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by gmscne In reply to Moving Apps & Files

Just go ahead and move the folders containing the applications you want to move to . You will find them in C:\Program Files. After that you will need to fix the shortcuts (icons) on the screen and in the C:\windows\start menu\programs folder by clicking the right mouse button and selecting their properties to modify them to start in <path> instead of C:<path>. The applications will still work because their DLLs are already in the windows directory and shouldn't require reinstalling.

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