Why need to move programs from C drive to D?
C drive is always the system partition where the operating system has been installed. Although many users allocated lots of disk space to C drive when installing OS, most of them will find the C drive can be filled up by itself without any reason quickly. Why? That is mainly caused by the fact that the majority of third-party programs are installed onto the C drive by default.
Besides, the temporary and cached files generated by programs are also stored on the this drive, which can eat up a lot of free space. In such a case, you can clean them out from Windows via the “Disk Cleanup”.
If the “Disk Cleanup” does not make a difference and your C drive is filling up again, maybe you can try to move some big-size applications from C drive to another drive that has enough free space like the D rive. That can release much free space on the system partition so that your computer can run smoothly.
Can I move programs from C drive to D?
After learning the necessity or importance of transferring Applications from C drive to another drive, like D drive, the next is finding out a way to do that. Luckily, some programs offer an option to move them, but this option is not available to all programs. To verify that, you can use the Windows +X shortcut, click on Settings>Apps > Apps & features, choose the program you want to transfer and click on Modify. If there is “Move” option, you may do that.
How to transfer App from C to D drive more flexibly?
From above, we know that you can move installed programs from C drive to D rive via the built-in “Move” feature in some situations. What if there is not “Move” option when clicking on a target partition? Don’t worry, you can make use of a professional app mover called AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional.
This disk manager provides the “App Mover”, allowing users to transfer programs from one drive to another drive, as well as restoring them to the original location in all editions of Windows 11, 10, 8, 7 and XP, Vista. Just simple steps can make it done.
Step 1. Install and launch the software. Click “All Tools” and “App Mover”.
Step 2. Now you can all partition on your computer. Select one partition that you want to move applications from and click “Next”.
Step 3. Then, the numbers and sizes of all applications on the selected drive will be displayed. Tick applications you want to transfer and select the target location, then click on “Move”.
Step 4. The running applications will be closed forcibly when moving starts. Just click “OK” to confirm the operation and begin the process.
Now, you just wait for the transfer process to be done. After all selected applications have been moved to another location successfully, you will see a shortcut of the installation directory in the original location. That won’t occupy much disk space and it is advised not to delete it.
So, as for how to move installed programs or applications from one drive to another drive in Windows 11, Windows 10 or other Windows PC, there are two methods available. To ensure a smooth process and satisfactory result, it is recommended to use the professional tool. If there is something wrong, you can restore them easily. Apart from this feature, the AOMEI Partition Assistant also provides many other amazing functions, including copying partition to another one, cloning disk, converting MBR and GPT without losing data, and so on.