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So I have two hard drives, my primary SSD and my F3 500GB. I just got COD WAW today, so I downloaded all the patches using Chrome and installed them. All the patches were downloaded and installed to the F3. I noticed that while I was downloading them, the C drive space got smaller. No biggie I thought, just the Chrome temp folder getting filled up. After all the downloads and installs, my C drive went from about 20GB free to 16.8GB. What gives? I used CCleaner after the downloads and it cleared the Chrome cache but something is using up the space on the C drive.

I tried a little browsing through it but didn't find much. What do I do? Is the Windows reporting of 16.8GB false? I notice it tends to go up and down for no reason on the C (ssd) drive so should I ignore this?

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it prob dl them to your downloads folder on ur ssd drive. if not go into your add remove programs and see where the patches installed to. it does happen that the game client installs to the d drive but patchs installed to c
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it prob dl them to your downloads folder on ur ssd drive. if not go into your add remove programs and see where the patches installed to. it does happen that the game client installs to the d drive but patchs installed to c
It downloaded them to F3. Not ssd. The only thing I see in control panel is the game, not the individual patches. Searching on the ssd and don't see any cod waw related stuff...
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It can't be cause of COD, can it?...

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How big are your windows TEMP and TMP folders? I'm guessing you've got CCleaner cleaning them? Personally I've moved those of my SSD.
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How big are your windows TEMP and TMP folders? I'm guessing you've got CCleaner cleaning them? Personally I've moved those of my SSD.
Temp and tmp folders are low, they are cleaned with cleaner. I've done all the obvious. How do you move those?

Would the best thing be backing up the game folder (and the save one on the ssd) and just uninstalling the game then drag and drop the files back onto my F3?
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Temp and tmp folders are low, they are cleaned with cleaner. I've done all the obvious. How do you move those?

Would the best thing be backing up the game folder (and the save one on the ssd) and just uninstalling the game then drag and drop the files back onto my F3?
Make a folder on your HDD, Control Panel>System>Advanced System Settings>Environment Variables. In both user and system variables locate TEMP and TMP and edit to the new path (E:\\Temp for example). All four can use the same folder on the HDD.

If your concerned about space I've also moved most of my user folders (downloads\\documents\\desktop\\ect.) you can do those with the location tab, just make a new folder with the same name on your HDD before you move them.
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Make a folder on your HDD, Control Panel>System>Advanced System Settings>Environment Variables. In both user and system variables locate TEMP and TMP and edit to the new path (E:\\Temp for example). All four can use the same folder on the HDD.

If your concerned about space I've also moved most of my user folders (downloads\\documents\\desktop\\ect.) you can do those with the location tab, just make a new folder with the same name on your HDD before you move them.
How do I do this for documents and such? I'm in the Properties window and see library locations but don't exactly know how to change them.

And idk if your the right guy to ask, but I'm going to do a clean install of Windows soon. Almost all my apps are on my Samsung F3. If I changed the location of Documents and AppData (and other places applications save stuff to) to my other drive, would I be fine changing the location to those after I do a clean install of Windows? Would everything work or would I need to re-install everything? Never done a reinstall of an OS before without starting over.
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How do I do this for documents and such? I'm in the Properties window and see library locations but don't exactly know how to change them.

And idk if your the right guy to ask, but I'm going to do a clean install of Windows soon. Almost all my apps are on my Samsung F3. If I changed the location of Documents and AppData (and other places applications save stuff to) to my other drive, would I be fine changing the location to those after I do a clean install of Windows? Would everything work or would I need to re-install everything? Never done a reinstall of an OS before without starting over.
For the user folders go to C:\\Users\\Username, right click the folder and properties - if it has a "Location" tab you can "move" it. If you do a fresh install you can simply "move" those folders again to the same ones on your HDD. If a folder doesn't have a location tab then personally I leave it, AppData for example - you'd need to create a junction to move that which isn't especially complex but more than I've ever tried.

Most (if not all) applications will need to be re-installed as well when you do a fresh install of windows.
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