How to increase drive C? Consider all the possible ways.
Method number 1. Move the folder “My Documents” to drive D.
You can make the standard user’s folder “My Documents” a repository of information on disk D – this is very convenient to use. By default, this folder is located on drive C. The move must be done correctly, as follows. Right-click on the “My Documents” icon (on the desktop), select “Properties”. Go to the tab “Destination Folder”, it shows the location of the destination folder. Press the “Move” button, a window will appear in which you need to select drive D and create a folder with any name in it (I recommend the name Documents, because a folder with that name will have 100% easy access from any file manager and other programs ), select this folder and click OK. In the properties window, click “Apply”, the process of moving files will start, when it is finished, the icon on the desktop is “My Documents”, and this folder itself will become a kind of information storage on disk D, in this folder you can store any files and place them in subfolders (music, movies, photos, documents, downloads), and you will have access to this folder from everywhere.
Method number 2. We transfer the virtual memory from drive C to drive D, and at the same time increase the size of the virtual memory.
Right-click on the “My Computer” icon, select “Properties”. Go to the “Advanced” tab, in the “Performance” section, click the “Options” button, go to the “Advanced” tab, in the “Virtual memory” section, click the “Change” button. Select drive D, check the box “Custom Size”. In the “Initial size (MB)” field, set the value to 1024, and in the “Maximum size (MB)” field, set the value to 4092, and click the “Set” button. Then select drive C at the top of the window, check the box “No swap file” and click the “Set” button. Then in all open windows click OK. The system may ask for a reboot – reboot.
Method number 3. We clean disk C.
Go to the “Start”, in the “All Programs”, then in the “Accessories”, then in the “Utilities” and click “Disk Cleanup”. In the window that appears, select drive C, the process of determining the search and identifying files that can and should be deleted (possibly long) will begin. After the process is completed, another window will appear in which select the “Disk Cleanup” tab, check all the items listed (don’t hesitate, you can delete all these files – I’m talking as a very experienced user), and click OK. A process status window appears, which closes after the process is completed.
Method number 4. We delete unused programs.
Go to the “Start”, in the item “Control Panel”, open the “Add or Remove Programs.” Here you can view a list of installed programs and remove those that you do not need (unless of course you are sure that some program is not needed).
Method number 5. Defragment drive C.
Go to the “Start”, in the “All Programs”, then in the “Accessories”, then in the “Utilities” and click “Disk Defragmenter.” In the window that appears, select drive C, click the analysis button (at the bottom of the window). After analysis, the program will show whether defragmentation is needed, if necessary, then click “Defragmentation”, if not, then click “Close”. In general, it is better to defragment in any case, if you have followed all my previous tips.
Method number 6 Special program.
For these purposes, specialized programs such as Partition Magic or Acronis Disk Director are well suited. Using these programs, you can easily perform various operations with logical drives. To understand these programs is not difficult because the interface is intuitive for the average ordinary user. Well, if you don’t understand something in them, then you can watch instructional video tutorials according to the program, for example, on the YouTube service. Well, nevertheless, if you have no experience using programs for dividing / connecting logical disks, then do not risk using them, you can ruin the system and remain without the necessary and valuable information.
Method number 7 System.
This is the easiest and at the same time the most difficult way to increase the memory on the logical drive C. We insert the OS disk into the drive and reboot the PC. When booting, press the boot device select key (usually F8), select a DVD drive. Further, the system will give you a choice in which partition of the hard disk to install the operating system. Below will be listed all your sections and their volumes, as well as the so-called “unallocated area”. That’s just from this area you have to take the necessary gigabytes to add them to your desired hard disk partition. Above you will be written all the possible commands with disk partitions. You will need to re-mark all areas. Those. night, transfer everything to the unallocated area, and use the stalemate to separate the desired volume for each new section. Thus, you can re-partition all your partitions of the hard drive and give drive C exactly as much volume as you want.