Basically, the problem goes like this:
I own a Windows 10 PC with 32 GB EMMC storage which caters to my need of sending mails, doing basic typing etc. There is a slot to insert a MicroSD card (
D:\) and I use a 128GB card in there to store files. I install all the programs in it, from MS Office to Adobe Reader. Since the C:\ drive is only 32GB, not much of the space is left in it (90% of it is full). So, I want to move the C:\Users folder to the D:\ drive to free up some space.
Little background about the C:\Users folder:
It is around 5.5 GB in size as can be seen below after making all the hidden files visible:
Thus, if I manage to send it to another drive, I will be getting a lot of space in C:\ afterwards.
So, for this purpose, I started searching for similar things in SuperUser. Most of them are asked years ago, for Windows 7 or 8, so please consider this situation if you think this question is a complete duplicate of some other questions.
On my quest, the first thing that I have come across is this:
I have used this trick (which involves usage of symbolic links) to move my MS office to the external D:\ drive, but I am not sure if this method will work for moving C:\Users or not.
The next thing that I came across is this:
But, the question had been asked in the year 2011 and is closed now. The concerned OS in this question is obsolete Windows 7. So, I am afraid of running into problems after following the provided solution.
So, can anyone tell me if moving
D:\ drive is possible or not and how it is to be done? Also, what are the risks associated with moving
C:\Users to another drive? And, will it impact if I upgrade my current Windows 10 version in future?
PS: Before anyone asks me why am I on such an old version of Windows 10, I would like to tell that I am on Windows 10 v1709 because I can't upgrade to newer version due to lack of space :(