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Transferring files on two non C drives takes up space in C drive?

I have 2 HDD's that aren't the C drive; E and G. I downloaded a rather large file onto my E drive and I am now trying to transfer it over to my G drive, but whenever I do it sais I have no free space while have plenty (file is 40gb with 4tb free on drive). After trying to figure out why I noticed my C drive was completely full (16gb free before transferring) and so I realised for some reason it was transferring to the C drive first for some reason before actually going to the G drive and it would run out of space and not continue transferring.

Does anyone know why this is happening and/or know a work around? Thank you!
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  1. disruptivefart said:
    so I realised for some reason it was transferring to the C drive first for some reason before actually going to the G drive and it would run out of space and not continue transferring.

    That's not, how it works.
    Can you post screenshot from Disk Management?
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    I managed to solve this myself, I was transferring the file from a zip using winrar. What I didn't know was that winrar uses temp files in the C drive, all I had to do was make a new folder on another drive for winrar to store those temp files in, and change the directory inside winrar options. That easy :)
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  3. Thanks for the update - problem solved - :)
    Reply to Phillip Corcoran
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