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Windows 7: Cam set to import to D: but can't ... because C: is full. WTF?


22 Dec 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home premu
 
 
Cam set to import to D: but can't ... because C: is full. WTF?

Very important: I am asking this question about a netbook we have so the stats that are connected to my profile are about my PC and are irrelevent for this question.

On the netbook, With Windows 7 (most basic edition. BTW, do urself a favor and never buy a netbook),
we have 2 drives named :

C: WINDOWS
D: Data

116 GB on each.

C: Has become full, so i connected my cam, while it was importing i clicked on Import Settings and changed the destination to D:/new folder.

Then the import restarted itself, and started importing, but then the same pop up message came up and said "Not enough room on C:". OK man i know, but ur supposed to import into D: .

Reconnected cam, happened again.

Seems like the computer is INSISTING that i import into c: . Maybe D: isnt meant for personal media, which is annoying?

Any help is appreciated .

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22 Dec 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Can you please post a screen shot of your disk management window? What brand make and model of netbook is it?
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22 Dec 2012   #3

win7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

exactly how much room is there on your C drive? 116GB is a lot of space to be filled up.

you can move the data from your camera without using the import function--attach camera>then turn on camera>if autorun window pops up-tell it to do 'nothing'>open windows explorer (computer)--there should be a drive icon shown for your camera>open that--dig through folder structure until you find your pictures/videos--drag these items to your 'new folder' on the D drive.

am still really curious as to why the C drive is so full--please try to provide some info about what's installed and/or stored that's taking up all the space
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23 Dec 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home premu
 
 

bassfisher i cannot post image right now, netbook is Toshiba NB500.

tman69, it is ironic but the c drive is filled up by photos and vids from camera XD
and no i dont want to do it manually , that is annoying , frustrating and ridiculously slow . I set it to auto import upon connecting so if only it were to understand the destination is D , everything would be great. Another option is to move all my media from C to D , and them have it be so the D is old content , and new contect on C. But I dont want to rely on that, please help me solved this problem . It shouldnt be so annoying. Damn these stupid weak computers.
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23 Dec 2012   #5

win7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

"I set it to auto import upon connecting so if only it were to understand the destination is D , everything would be great."

IF you set your camera software to D and it's still pointing at C--then perhaps you missed a setting in the software--or the software 'may' need to be reinstalled.

What is the camera model and software name?

FYI the Toshiba NB500 wasn't designed for the kind of usage you're trying (but I think you already know that)
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23 Dec 2012   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Onre easy way out would be to move the default location of your user folders (or the biggest one only) to D - then you would have more room on C.

Changing the default location you do in folder Properties > Location tab.

You could also shrink D and extend C. But that is a bit tricky because you need this program to make space on the left of D.

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24 Dec 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home premu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tman69 View Post
"I set it to auto import upon connecting so if only it were to understand the destination is D , everything would be great."

IF you set your camera software to D and it's still pointing at C--then perhaps you missed a setting in the software--or the software 'may' need to be reinstalled.

What is the camera model and software name?

FYI the Toshiba NB500 wasn't designed for the kind of usage you're trying (but I think you already know that) No i didnt know that haha , explains why it's annoying us.
About the camera software:
i'm talking about the regular import settings of windows. I set it to import into D but it just doesn't care.

camera is canon ixus 95.
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24 Dec 2012   #8

Windows 7 Home premu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Onre easy way out would be to move the default location of your user folders (or the biggest one only) to D - then you would have more room on C.

Changing the default location you do in folder Properties > Location tab.


You could also shrink D and extend C. But that is a bit tricky because you need this program to make space on the left of D.

Free Partition Magic alternative, partition manager freeware, partition magic server, partition magic Windows 7 and free Partition Manager software for Windows 7/8/VISTA/XP/2000 and Windows Server 2003/2008/2000.
WHS i would really prefer doing it as a last resort sort of solution. Transferring so many gigs to D wont be easy for the Toshiba.
Any other solution? :/

as for shrinking D: and extanding C: , i dont wanna do that. Too complicated for suck a weak and slow computer .
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24 Dec 2012   #9

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64bit
 
 

It's probably a good idea to clean up some space on your Windows drive too. OS drives can do goofy things when they're too full, and this could be a symptom of that. A certain amount of free space is needed to work with in the background.
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25 Dec 2012   #10

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

Fastcopy can help you move stuff to D, to free C a bit. The interface is basic, but it is way faster and rather lighter on system resources than copy-paste. I ran it on netbooks and on my crappy PC and it's hard to notice it's running. Can also check that stuff is transferred successfully, something copy-paste does not do.
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