Can I Move My Program Files from C to D to Fix Low Disk Space

You need to install some programs on your computer more or less. Windows system usually install all downloaded programs on C drive by default, so most PC users often install all programs to C drive without changing the default location. Along with more and more program files are installed to C drive and other data like cookies, temporary files, setup files, etc are stored to this partition, free space on C drive might become insufficient. You may receive low disk space warning on C drive when it does not have enough free space. Can you move all program files from C drive to D or another partition to free up disk space in order to fix low disk space problem on PC?

Can You Move Program Files from C to D Drive?

If program files have occupied too much free space on C drive, you may want to move them from C to D drive to free up disk space. Usually, if you only store the downloaded program files to C drive but all programs are installed on another partition, you can directly delete the downloaded files from C drive. You can still use all programs on your computer even after deleting the source files as long as you do not uninstall the programs from PC. On the contrary, if the programs are installed on C drive, you cannot move it from C to D or any other partition because the programs might stop working normally after moving them from one drive to another. What you should do is to move all source files from C to D drive and then uninstall all programs from your computer. Finally, you can reinstall those programs on your computer by changing the install location to D drive.

Can You Fix Low Disk Space on C Drive without Moving Program Files?

Are you doubt if there is any way to fix low disk space on C drive without moving any program files from this partition? The answer is positive! If PC reports low disk space on C drive, you can expand the space of C partition rather than moving or deleting any file.

Without relying on any partition software, you can extend C drive space on your computer with Windows built-in tool, namely Disk Management and Diskpart command line. They are two different kinds of tool, which are available in different Windows platform for C drive increasing without needing to repartition hard drive.

1. Disk Management for C drive expanding

Disk Management is available in Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10, Server 2008 / 2008 R2 / 2012 / 2012 R2. Therefore, you can run Disk Management to expand C drive space if your computer runs under any of those Windows platform.

You may be interest in following resources:
>> Windows 10 Disk Management
>> Windows 8 Disk Management
>> Windows 7 Disk Management

2. Diskpart command line

Diskpart command line is available in all Windows platform for partition resizing, but it is not easy to handle. What is more, Diskpart is unable to extend system partition or FAT32 partition.

Resolve Low Disk Space on System Partition with Partition Tool

If you would like to use a partition magic tool for system partition resizing, you can use IM-Magic Partition Resizer Free to extend system partition to resolve low disk space problem. This free partition software works on Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 to extend system partition without moving any data from C drive.

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