Windows 8 move program files from SSD to HDD


I have just purchased a new computer, it has 2 hard drives. one is a 32 GB SSD which was meant for Windows OS only and the other is a 500 GB HDD which was for all other files and programs.


Now Because my SSD is the default drive; the Program files, Program Files (x86) and the users folder are all located on C:. this meaning that when I install a program and am not prompted to select a destination folder (like Office 365), it will automatically end up on C: instead of D:. Is it possible for me to relocate these 3 folders from the C: to the D: drive.


Running WINDOWS 8


Could anyone please help me with this issue.

Thank you,

Your computer manufacturer's support site should help you with this. Normally a 32 GB ssd drive does not contain the OS since it is too small. It just acts as a cache for recent files to speed up the computer and it is not usually Drive C. 

To "see" your drives, open Disk Management and that will give you a better idea how the drives are setup. Shortcut Keys to access disk management are Windows key + X. Contact the computer's Support techs or ask about this in their forums. Don't move anything without getting help.

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Last updated May 23, 2019 Views 1,121 Applies to: