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My C Drive on my computer is filling up fast. Can I transfer files to my D drive or would it be possible to make the C drive bigger?

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Depending on your version of Windows, you may be able to use a compression routine which can work well with most kinds of files but access to files is slowed since they must be de-compressed for use. The D: partition is customarily a portion of the physical C: drive that is used for backing up system and configuration files required to restore your system to an earlier date if it starts misbehaving due to a buggy piece of software or malware. D: generally doesn't have much space left over after it is used as intended.
The BIOS in your system may limit the size of hard drive it can address so check your owner's manual (or CD) or Acer's website to check limits. You might also consider buying an external USB drive to either use while at home or to offload some of the material on your current C: drive. Hard drives of this kind are available in the hundreds of GB and flash drives with 32GB capacities are on the market and becoming cheaper almost daily. These won't require a tech to install them and are also quite portable.

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