move program files folder from c:\ drive to D:\ drive to save space on C drive. As it is out of space.

Posted on 2004-11-18
Last Modified: 2008-02-01
I have a windows XP pro, I would like to move my program files folder and everything thats inside it from c:\ drive to D:\ drive. My C:\ has the operating systems installed on it and is running out of space. So in order to save space and also to install future program under program files .. I would like it to be on different drive. Please suggest. I went on microsoft website and dowloaded something called TWEAKUI from power toys for windows xp proffesional. But that file wouldnt execute on my computer not sure why.
Any other downloads or programs you might suggest?
Thanks, Vishal
Question by:emailvishal
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    by:Lee W, MVP
    You need to install TWEAKUI - extract it from the package, then look for the INF (settings) file.  Right click it and select "install".  

    Then you can adjust the location of Program Files to another Drive - but this COULD have adverse effects on existing programs.

    I would look at what you have on the C: drive that can be moved.  For example, move your pagefile to D: drive.  Empty your temporary internet files.  Check your temp folder and delete most of the files there.  If you have an HP Deskjet printer, look in C:\WINDOWS for .SPL files - Deskjets in my experience have a tendency to leave temporary files of large sizes behind.

    Consider buying a new drive and using Ghost or Drive Image to move your current C: drive to the new drive, alleviating the space problem.
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    Hello emailvishal =)

    Some nice suggestions here :)

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