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Jun 04, 2020

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Hi I need some help. I have downloaded adobe CC And i dont have enough space on C drive. So i changed the deafult location in setting on Creative Cloud.But whenever i try to install any Adobe Software from CC the space goes to C i dont know why i have changed the location but idont understand HELP

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Insufficient HD space is a big problem.  I've been there, it's no fun.

  • Uninstall non-essential programs.
  • Move data files to externals.
  • Defragment primary HD.
  • Get a bigger computer. 

 

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Hi I need some help. I have downloaded adobe CC And i dont have enough space on C drive. So i changed the deafult location in setting on Creative Cloud.But whenever i try to install any Adobe Software from CC the space goes to C i dont know why i have changed the location but idont understand HELP

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Correct answer by Nancy_OShea | Adobe Community Professional

Insufficient HD space is a big problem.  I've been there, it's no fun.

  • Uninstall non-essential programs.
  • Move data files to externals.
  • Defragment primary HD.
  • Get a bigger computer. 

 

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Jun 04, 2020

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Haris, I am sorry, but the drive that contains the operating system will continue to be used to store files for the download and install process, regardless of the location you specified for the install location.

 

Instead of focusing on customizing the install location, I would recommend you focus on freeing up space on the C: drive.  You will gain a lot more savings by transferring videos, music, and other documents to a different drive.  As a rule of thumb, you should always have at least double the amount of free space, on the hard drive with the operating system, as the amount of installed RAM.

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Jun 12, 2020

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Thanks for your reply. It was helpful

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Jun 04, 2020

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Insufficient HD space is a big problem.  I've been there, it's no fun.

  • Uninstall non-essential programs.
  • Move data files to externals.
  • Defragment primary HD.
  • Get a bigger computer. 

 

Nancy O'Shea, ACP
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Thanks Will do 

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Jun 14, 2020

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Defragment primary HD

 

Dont if its a SSD drive. It will shorten lifespan.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 14, 2020

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Myth-Busting Hard Drive Defragmenting

Some sources spread the inaccurate rumor that defragmenting and cleaning your hard drive will not make it last as long. The idea behind that statement is that since you are rewriting files to the disk when you defragment, you are putting more wear and tear on the hard drive than necessary, thus shortening its lifespan. This is simply not true.

 

Since the hard drive is mechanical, it will naturally gain some wear and tear over time. There is nothing a user can do to stop this. However, there is not a specific number of times files can be written to the hard drive before the whole thing stops working.

 

Defragmenting does not put extra wear and tear on your hard drive, but because of its performance boosting effects; it will actually make your hard drive perform better. By putting all the files closer together and reducing the amount of space the hard drive’s “needle” has to travel, defragmenting can actually help your hard drive last longer before a mechanical failure.

 

The same can be said for cleaning up old files. By getting rid of old files and defragmenting the files you actually use, helps keep your files compact and easier for your hard drive to access.

 

I never suggested running Defrag everyday.  But used occasionally as part of a regular housekeeping regimen, it's perfectly safe. 

 

Nancy O'Shea, ACP
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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 15, 2020

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Your comment is about spinning drives.

 

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 15, 2020

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No it's not.  Defrag is no more lifespan shortening to SSD's than moving and writing files which we do everyday with regular computer usage.  Fortunately, it's not necessary to defrag them often because they are more efficient.  But when used correctly, defrag is not the SSD boogeyman.

 

Nancy O'Shea, ACP
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Jul 24, 2020

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I have the same issue - not enough space.  Currently looking to upgrade desktop, what operating system /storage should i be looking for in order to run all the apps in Creative Cloud? 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 24, 2020

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Please ensure your computer meets or exceeds the minimum system requirements to run Creative Cloud + all other apps you intend to use.  Check each one. 
https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/system-requirements.html

 

Depending on workflow,  you may need more than these bare bones recommendations.  For example, your operating system alone could require 4GB of RAM + 12.5GB of storage.

 

Nancy O'Shea, ACP
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