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Moving CC from one HD to another

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Sep 10, 2020

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My Adobe CC is on my C drive taking up 8Gb of space.

 

I could do with that space because the drive is where my OS is (100Gb SSD) and occasionally gets close to maxing out.

 

Can I move my CC to another drive (slower but 1TB of space) without having to unisnstall and re-install it?

 

Can I even uninstall all things Adobe and re-install them to my other HD and all the associated folders with it?

 

Could the whole Adobe folders be dragged and dropped to the other drive and retain functionality?

 

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Correct answer by Ged Traynor | Adobe Community Professional

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You can change the install location in the Creative Cloud app, you will need to uninstall it from your current drive and then install to the 1TB HDD

Make sure to set the scratch disk to the HDD drive to avoid scratch disk errors, in the long run you would be better off clearing stuff off your primary drive, with less than 8GB of free space you're going to run into issues on an OS level.

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Moving CC from one HD to another

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Sep 10, 2020

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My Adobe CC is on my C drive taking up 8Gb of space.

 

I could do with that space because the drive is where my OS is (100Gb SSD) and occasionally gets close to maxing out.

 

Can I move my CC to another drive (slower but 1TB of space) without having to unisnstall and re-install it?

 

Can I even uninstall all things Adobe and re-install them to my other HD and all the associated folders with it?

 

Could the whole Adobe folders be dragged and dropped to the other drive and retain functionality?

 

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Correct answer by Ged Traynor | Adobe Community Professional

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You can change the install location in the Creative Cloud app, you will need to uninstall it from your current drive and then install to the 1TB HDD

Make sure to set the scratch disk to the HDD drive to avoid scratch disk errors, in the long run you would be better off clearing stuff off your primary drive, with less than 8GB of free space you're going to run into issues on an OS level.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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You can change the install location in the Creative Cloud app, you will need to uninstall it from your current drive and then install to the 1TB HDD

Make sure to set the scratch disk to the HDD drive to avoid scratch disk errors, in the long run you would be better off clearing stuff off your primary drive, with less than 8GB of free space you're going to run into issues on an OS level.

2020-09-10 10_30_18-Creative Cloud Desktop.png

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Sep 10, 2020

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Uninstalling an reinstalling is the best way to go. Copying/moving installation files may not work or would create other problems. 

>Can I even uninstall all things Adobe and re-install them to my other HD and all the associated folders with it?
What associated folders are you referring to? When installing, you can point to the hard drive and it will copy all relevant files there.

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Explorer ,
Sep 10, 2020

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@Dean - Plug-ins. As an example, I have Skylum installed which opens through Photoshop in the filters menu. I assume I would need to re-install that too if I re-install CC.

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Yes, I would reccomend reinstalling plugins. Sometimes, uninstalling programs (Adobe or other) will leave behind the plugin files. If you use a cleaner application, those will be removed. Installing the plugin again will ensure they work and associate fully with the new installation.

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Sep 10, 2020

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all Adobe software uses the temp folder by default this is C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Temp

and the stuff in this folder can be deleted anytime Adobe is not running

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