ok stupid question about multiple hard drives..

United States
March 20, 2009 1:43am CST
my new pc has 500 gig hard drive TOTAL but the company split it up into 4 hard drives.. im confused i want to download something but already filled one hard drive up so how to i download to the next one?? do i just move some programs over to another one? i am totally dumb on this since i never had more than one hard drive before and im sure its simple but heck if i can figure it out right now.. hubby is asleep so i cant ask him and he hasnt ran out of space on one hard drive yet unlike me please help me!!
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4 responses
@coloos (99)
• China
20 Mar 09
Do you mean four hard drives or four partitions? If there are 4 hard drives, I thought the computer will recognise them as one. My disk is 250G, consists of two hard disks, and I don't have any problem like yours.
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• United States
20 Mar 09
like when i go to my computer it has 4 different hard drives like... C: D: F: G: and when i ran out of memory one C it gave me messages like i was out period.. or maybe it was the program i am using that didnt move things?? im manually moving some things to D now and making short cuts to my desktop but surely there is a simplier way of doing this
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@coloos (99)
• China
20 Mar 09
Well that's four partitions. You just need to choose another path next time when you're going to save a file.
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• United States
21 Mar 09
thats what i was gonna do but then i downloaded something through my firefox and it didnt give me the option to switch it
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@kumarpslv (3218)
• India
20 Mar 09
I think you are meaning the directories like C:, D:,E:, etc., If so , open your download manager and look for default download location. Most of the download manager will direct the downloaded files into the C drive only. Here you make the change to some other drives, like E:\downloads and here after the downloaded files will be directed here. If you want to remove the downloaded files from the existing location that also can be done, but this is a time consuming process.Better change in the download manager. if you don't have separate download manager, then you make the change in windows default down load manger.
• United States
21 Mar 09
how do i change it in firefox? options area??
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@kumarpslv (3218)
• India
21 Mar 09
Let me know what is the download manager you are using? If you are not sure about that, just download one small file and now you will getting one window opened showing the download process and its progress. In the top of the window the name of the software will be mentioned.
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• United States
21 Mar 09
im just using whatever is default for firefox but i think i found a way in options to download everything in f drive
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@mariposaman (2967)
• Canada
21 Mar 09
Your computer probably has only one hard drive partitioned into 4. I do not know why this is done as Windows is really designed to run on one hard drive, the C drive which is usually default in most programs. If you are an advanced user you can manage the partitions, but for new or inexperienced users it just makes thing difficult as you have found out. Some things can be moved and others cannot. You cannot just move installed programs. You cannot move stuff that is connected to a program as it will be looking for it on one partition and if you move it, it will not be able to find it. You can usually move stuff that you have downloaded like movies and pictures or documents that are not connected to a program. Sounds like you need some basic instruction on how to use your new computer.
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• United States
21 Mar 09
well i moved the movies and pictures i have and everything but ugh its annoying!! i just wish i knew how to get the programs do be on other drives.. all my past pc's always have one partition but none of them had this kind of hard drive space either
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• Canada
21 Mar 09
see my comment in reply #2 and kumarpslv comment in reply 3
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@louisex2 (204)
• India
20 Mar 09
500 GB is enough I think...why not you use some partition maker software like Norton's Partition Magic. A good partitioned hard disk drive will look like this: [b]C: 50GB --Windows drive D: 150GB --Your personal files/folders E: 150GB --Public files/folders like music/videos/movies F: 150GB --Downloads
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• United States
20 Mar 09
never even knew about software like that.. is it free or does it cost?
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