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hi there, i have recently got my computer a new hard drive, because my old one got damagaed and unfortunately didnt work. i have 2 local disk (C and I) but 1 hard drive i think. it was originally drive C, but due to some partition problems (computer technician said) he had to make a local disk which is I.

my problem is i want my new local disk (I) to be my primary disk, and just make my drive C a local storage.

I also want my files, when im downloading, to automatically save to I:\ instead of C:\ because C is really small....
ex> I:\Program Files instead of C:\Program Files

C = 30 gb
I = 114 gb

ty in advance
-Robin

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From what i can gather, sounds to me like the tech. has installed one 'physical' Hdd that has been patitioned into two sections. These 2 partitions being termed, local disk C: and local disk I:

Also sounds as though your windows operating system, program directory etc have been retained on c: so keep it that way.

While keeping all your system operational files on c:, the logical thing to do would be to keep all your important documents ie. music, photo's, video's (including all your downloads) etc on patition I:

Access local disk I: through 'my computer' and set yourself up suitable filing system, with folders that display what you keep.

Then its simply a matter of 'moving ' the important documents that remain on c: into the relevent folders you have created in I:

You need to re-direct your downloads to the folders on I: by accessing tools>options>folders (or similar) at the host sites your D/L from!

cheers.....

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If you are d/l from net site through your web browser try selecting 'save' instead of 'open' when promted.

If you are using a software client such as p2p, change direction using 'options' or 'preferences'.

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oh ic..... ok ...k just one more question please.... how bout my program files?... do i just make a folder such as I:\Program Files ?
thxx

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and would there be a way of saving all my programs @ I:\Program FIles .... im currently using windows XP

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If you mean 'installed' programs in your program directory(folder that says 'program files'), leave them as they are along with all your operational system files(windows etc) on c: messing with these can disrupt your current system balance unless you know what your doing.

You can download new software programs straight to local disk I: and save them there, but it is only when these programs are installed on your system, that the necessary files are stored in 'program files' disk c:

'downloading' and 'installing' are entirely seperate issues however most people confuse them as nowdays its all done for you automatically.

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o ic.. so what ur sayin is that i should save the files on I and install them on C.... because f i install them on I theres a chance that im going to be messing up with my Programs... is that right? hehehehe

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