Windows C: drive getting low on space?

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Windows libraries to the rescue

An Windows 7 solution

Windows Files Explorer showing C: drive dangerously full

If you are “just” wanting to save C:\ space, then you might consider this below. This solution will allow you to access the files, in Windows File Explorer, using your libraries, with the files actually located wherever you like, instead.

  • Create a new folder on the another drive with plenty of free space
    • at any location you want.
      • Example: E:\myBigFiles
  • From your user files on C:\users\<user name>, move any files you want into this new folder.
    • Example: move files from c:\users\<user name>\Documents to E:\myBigFiles
  • Include the new folder into a library of your choice.
  • If you like, you can also set the new folder to be the default “save” to location for the library as well.

Job done. Your C: drive will have more space and you will be able to find quickly your big files in a library of your choice.

Important: This way you will not have to worry about any potential issues that come with advanced methods of moving user folder locations.

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