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Windows 7: What are "Low disk space" messages for?

06 Sep 2013   #11
Marty McFly

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

No one should ever be storing data files on their C drive/system drive. It's inevitably going to clog up the smooth running of the OS and there is just no need. I too use a 60gb partition for my system drive so there is always plenty of free space.

I occasionally leave things on the Desktop as a reminder, but hate having to do this. Generally everything goes in its proper place on the relevant drive.

If I could redesign Windows, I would not allow files to be placed on the Desktop. Instead, the Desktop would just contain an attractive graphical to-do list in the middle of the screen, each item either linking to a folder, or a website, or just a text reminder. Optionally, the desktop would also have an area that acts like the Start Menu and have links to all your most important folders and applications. Back in Windows XP it used to be great when you could have a Quick Links toolbar linking to all the drives and important parts of your hard drive. You can't do that any more and it sucks.

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06 Sep 2013   #12

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

This is where libraries can come in handy for.

You can have your data saved in folders on any drive you like to save space on C: , then include (link) these folders in one or more libraries of your choice for quick access in one place and still have the folders located where you saved them.
Library - Include a Folder

Libraries - Include a Network Folder
Afterwards, you can also set a default save to folder for each library.
Library - Set Save Folder
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06 Sep 2013   #13
Marty McFly

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Thanks Brink. I've always just ignored Libraries as they seem weird and baffling. I will consider them, but I still don't really know if they are of any use to me but thanks anyway.
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06 Sep 2013   #14

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're welcome Marty. If you have any questions about them while playing, please feel free to ask. :)
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