How to Move Videos from C Drive to D Drive

This post will show you how to move videos from C drive to D drive to reclaim free space and move folders or installed programs from C drive to D drive.


By Lucas / Updated on May 12, 2023

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How do I move video from C to D drive?

Under most situations, users won’t store entertainment data like videos, music, etc. on the C drive because after several years the available space on the C drive might be a little insufficient for system data storage. If they have more than one drive or have an external drive, they would prefer to save these data on the other drive, not the C drive.

So if you recently get a new drive or you just want to change a storage location for your videos, then move videos from C drive to D drive one by one. “Copy” and “Paste” can finish this task.

You just need to right-click the videos you want to move, choose “Copy” and open the D drive and right-click a blank area then choose “Paste”, then the File Explorer will need several minutes, based on how big the videos are, to move them to the new space.


However, if you store the videos under a Users folder, then you might receive access denied notice.

How to move videos folder to another drive

To move video folders from a C drive to another drive, if the File Explorer doesn’t allow you to do it, there’s always another way. A professional tool with a folder transfer utility will be a great alternative to help you. AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional is the best of all.

It’s a disk and drive manager for Windows PC supporting Windows 11/10/8/8.1/7/XP PC with various pragmatic functions such as cloning disk, migrating OS to another disk, converting to GPT/MBR without data loss… In all features, to move folders, we recommend you the “Move Folder” function.

This utility can move multiple folders at once to the other drive. During the moving task, the software will change the directory to make sure after the move the data file in the folder can be recognized by your system.

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The operation is simple for all users. But before we start, there is something you need to pay attention to:

◤ 1. If there’s a notice that tells you the space is insufficient, you can extend space on the drive at first. So, please make sure the target drive has sufficient free space to save videos you move.
◤ 2. To ensure the folders can be operated normally, please do not move or delete the files in the source and target directory. Leave all work to the software.
◤ 3. If you want to move folders from or to a FAT32 drive, you’ll need to convert to NTFS at first. This feature only runs between NTFS drives.

Now, let’s move the video folders.

Step 1. Install and run AOMEI Partition Assistant, click Free up in the top toolbar and select APP Mover.

App Mover

Step 2. In the new window, click “Move Folder”.

Two Option

Step 3. Select the folder that stores your videos and other folders you want to move together. Choose the location drive under the window, and click “Move”.

Add videos folder


Step 4. You will see a pop-up message to confirm forcibly closing running applications when moving starts. Click "OK" to begin the process. Then the task is finished.


Then your videos will be moved from the C drive to another drive. Quite easy, isn’t it? What's more, if you find some unwanted large videos, you can use "Delete Large Files" to quickly remove them to release more storage space. 

Bonus tip: Move installed programs to another drive

After you move videos that take up too much free space on the C drive, if you find that there are some programs installed on the C drive inadvertently (The c drive is the default storage drive when you download a program), this useful tool can also offer you some help. The “App Mover” utility is designed for transferring installed apps from the current drive to another drive. You can move your games or other working or study programs to another drive to separate all data on the C drive.

Step 1. Run Partition Assistant, go to Free up in the top toolbar and select APP Mover.

Step 2. In the pop-up window, choose the partition that you want to free up via moving apps (here is partition C) and click “Next”.

Select partition

Step 3. In the window, all movable apps on the C drive will be listed. You can choose one or multiple apps that you need to move and the destination partition. Then click “Move” to execute the operation.

Tick App

Step 4. Confirm that you have closed the apps and that you will move from C drive to D drive. Then, click "OK".


Step 5. Click "Finish" when the task is over.



Now, you’ve learned how to move videos from C drive to D drive, and with the help of AOMEI Partition Assistant, you can even move programs from C drive to D drive. As a helpful tool for Windows devices, this tool also has the Server Edition and the Tech Edition, so you can easily manage all Windows devices with effortless.

Lucas · Staff Editor
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