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My c drive is full but my d drive is empty. how do i start to fill up my d drive?

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Assuming you have two hard drives installed in your computer, when you save a document, in the drop down list at the top of the save window, click on D:, then select a folder where you would like to save the file.

However, if you do not have two hard drives, then your D: is usually the recovery partition. Windows will not allow anything to be saved to this partition.

If this is the case your best bet would be to format your hard drive and reinstall windows.

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If your cd drive is full you should move media files like movies and music to the D drive. Just drag the files from the folders on C drive to your D drive. You should make folders on the D drive so you can keep things organized. It's critical to get a nice chunk of free space back on the C drive. If the operating system is installed on the C drive it will run slow when the drive is too full. You may also want to start archiving files on burnable media such as cd or dvd or place files on an external hard drive.

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