Move Programs from your C drive

Many times I have met people who have almost filled their C drive with a ton of programs.  I personally prefer purchasing a new hard drive and cloning it to gain space.  However, it often gets risky or you don’t have time to do this.  Have you ever cleaned your hard drive and wanted more space?   One of the things that takes so much space is your programs.   By default programs go to the program files folder and often take a lot of room after you install several programs.

One thing you can do is simply put in a second drive and copy the programs over.  Well, it doesn’t work exactly like that.  Steam Mover allows you to move programs off of your main drive and load them on a secondary drive.  Putting in a second drive for storage is easy.  Pretty much you open your computer (when off of course).  Insert the drive.  Plug in the SATA cable (making sure the controller is on in the BIOS).  Boot into Windows.  Right Click my computer, go to Manage.  Click on Disk Management and activate and format the new drive.  Now Steam Mover seems to work with all programs I tried it on.    The <2 mb file can be downloaded here. After downloading, select the programs you want to move and they will move to the D: drive (or whatever drive you have).   This now frees up space on your drive and your computer will speed up.  Be sure to defrag afterward.

This is a great alternate solution for freeing space.  While there is no guarantee by the author of the program, it is a solution that is long overdue. (Windows 7 and Vista Only)

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