What is my Local Disk(D:) For?

My Local Disk (C:) has 10 GB left but my Local Disk (D:) has 96.1 GB left. Can I use my Local Disk (D:) to put some of my C files?

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  • Jon J
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago
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    More than likely whoever put your PC together partitioned the harddrive. Meaning they split the hard drive into different sections, and it looks like you have two drives (C:, D:). Use it for storing non-system files like music/pictures/personal programs/games etc. If you ever have an operating system issue it's easy just to reinstall it if all your system files are on one drive (C:) and all your personal stuff that you do not want to lose is on another drive (D:). Whenever you try to save or install something the computer will usually default to try to save/install to the C: drive. You can easily redirect these files to go to the D: drive by selecting it from the drop-down menu.

    Seeing that your C: is far smaller than your D:, the manufacturer probably had that exact purpose in mind.

  • 4 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    if you haven't upgraded or bought the computer straight from the store then most likely its only one hard drive split into two partitions (2 parts). when companies first started shipping computers out with the hard drives split into two, the second disk or (D:) had the Operating System backup in case your computer messed up and usually was only large enough for the backup files. now days they split the hard drive into two equal partitions, why, i don't know. its stupid if you ask me.

    (D:) is just used as a storage drive. yeah you can move files from your (C:) drive to the (D:) drive but only files you put up there like music, documents, pictures, etc. you can't put your system files or your program files over or it will mess your computer up.

    however, you can delete the (D:) partition and extend the (C:) partition how ever many GB the (D:) was. that will make things less confusing. you need disk partitioning software to do that. paragon hard disk manager is a good program i use it and it works great.

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    4 years ago

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    4 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    Its another hard drive.

    It works the same, so yeah you can put whatever the hell you want on it.

    Just dont go moving WINDOWS files to D:\.

    Move your music/movies/pictures and stuff.

  • 1 decade ago

    Simple answer: Yes, you can store files in it.

    You may just have two hard drives.

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    thanks for the replies, greatly appreciated!

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