Part of the reason for putting programs on C and data on E is that when it
comes time to back-up, you only back up the data. The presumption is that
you retain the original copy of the program files and can reinstall if the
need arises and therefore do not need to waste time and space backing up
stuff you already have. By putting data on a separate drive, you simply back
up that drive to secure the data files.
"KRK" <trebor@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> Hello again,
> You have advised me on the question of moving data files across to the E:
> partition before, (to ease space problems on the C: drive) and I think I
> understand the issues, thanks.
> One more question, .....
> Is there any reason why I should not install a PROGRAM (sorry for the
> caps, cannot find how to use bold) to the E: partition?. (I understand
> the attraction of using E: just for data, but my datafiles are not very
> large) . I have one program taking up an awful lot of the C: drive, and
> uninstalling and re-installing it to E: would be a simple solution to my
> Thanks again for all your help.