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Symbolic links in Windows to free up space on C drive

  1. Move files from c: to another permanently attached drive (directories such as c:\windows\Installer and c:\windows\winsxs are usually the worst stores of data)
  2. Open command prompt "as an Administrator"
  3. Run the following command {replace the curly brackets with the relevant information- example below}:

mklink /D {original location} {new location}

example: mklink /D C:\Windows\Installer D:\C_DRIVE\Windows\Installer


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