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Title: Photoshop on E: Drive?
Post by: Reinardina on October 14, 2011, 10:51:26 AM
Not quite decided yet whether or not I'll buy Photoshop, but, if I do, is there any reason I could/should not put in on my E; drive?

On my C: drive I have 54 GB free, of 148 GB.
My E: drive has 142GB free of 147 GB.

I know there's important stuff on the E: drive (even though I haven't a clue what it is), but that drive has been sitting there ever since I bought my laptop, with all that space available.

Can I? Should I? Could it cause problems? And is there anything I should do, or not do once it's on there?
Title: Re: Photoshop on E: Drive?
Post by: Oldboy on October 14, 2011, 11:14:41 AM
Yes, you can install Photoshop on the E drive but it will still install a bit of it's self on the C drive. My guess is you have a 320gb hard disk which is split into drives C and E. The E drive is where they put the backups of Windows system files. Why not move your image files to the E drive as that would free up more space on the C drive, but anything above 10gb free space on your C drive is fine for windows. You could also move the Windows Swap file to the E drive if you wished.  ;D
Title: Re: Photoshop on E: Drive?
Post by: Reinardina on October 14, 2011, 03:53:44 PM
Yes, you can install Photoshop on the E drive but it will still install a bit of it's self on the C drive. My guess is you have a 320GB hard disk which is split into drives C and E. The E drive is where they put the backups of Windows system files. Why not move your image files to the E drive as that would free up more space on the C drive, but anything above 10GB free space on your C drive is fine for windows. You could also move the Windows Swap file to the E drive if you wished.  ;D

Thanks OB. I do indeed have a 320 GB hard drive. I also have two external hard drives for my image files, where I regularly 'dump' the files I think I won't need for the time being. The amount of image files fluctuates therefore regularly, so I thought, if I put programmes on the 'spare' drive, I don't run the risk of filling up that particular drive with mounting numbers of pictures, and keep enough space on the C: drive to work with.

I haven't got a clue what Windows Swap files are, where to find them and how to transfer them!
Title: Re: Photoshop on E: Drive?
Post by: stevebedder on October 14, 2011, 06:40:38 PM
I always go with this set up as I have found I get the best performance....

C: for OS and applications
D: (or similar letter) for temp files, swap file and data

You can move temp file location and swap file using System Properties > Advanced... (from memory)

Steve
Title: Re: Photoshop on E: Drive?
Post by: Reinardina on October 14, 2011, 08:04:23 PM
I always go with this set up as I have found I get the best performance....

C: for OS and applications
D: (or similar letter) for temp files, swap file and data

You can move temp file location and swap file using System Properties > Advanced... (from memory)

Steve

Thanks Steve.  If I used my brain, I'd move most of my images to my hard drives. It's simply laziness that I don't. Too much 'hard work' to switch the things on and transfer pictures to the laptop, or work directly on the external drive.
Title: Re: Photoshop on E: Drive?
Post by: anglefire on October 15, 2011, 11:30:28 PM
Unless you have a physically different drive, there is no reason to move the swap file from where it sits as a default - the heads still have to move from whence they come from to read/write the swap file.

Good reason to have your documents on a separate disk or partician - it means that a format c: doesn't wipe your data too  ::)
Title: Re: Photoshop on E: Drive?
Post by: Reinardina on October 16, 2011, 08:00:37 AM
Unless you have a physically different drive, there is no reason to move the swap file from where it sits as a default - the heads still have to move from whence they come from to read/write the swap file.

Good reason to have your documents on a separate disk or partician - it means that a format c: doesn't wipe your data too  ::)

Thanks. Think I'll leave everything as it is, apart from moving more files to my external drives.
I have the (unreasonable, I know) fear of the total non-tech computer user, of changing anything at all! Doesn't mean I don't occasionally think about it though, ask questions and then decide to do ... nothing in this case.