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laptop has little storage space; can't open apps on external drive

opening apps external drive

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Dear Geeks to Go,

I bought a laptop from my college and it has very little space. I bought an external hard drive so that I could put all my school books on it. I'm extremely confused at this point because I can't open a textbook that I purchased--and I removed as much as I possibly could from my laptop hard drive. I thought that I could open the textbook's exe file on my external hard drive and use it there, but it seems that I can't do that--it always tries to open it on the C drive.

I'm not very experienced in optimizing computer performance or tech-savvy in general, and so I would be so grateful if someone here could look at my laptop's and external hard drive's specs and advise me on how to set things up so that I can use the external hard drive as additional space for all my school work.

Here is my laptop info:

HP Stream Laptop
Processor: Intel® Celeron® N4020 CPU @ 1.10GHz   1.10 GHz
Installed RAM: 4.00 GB (3.82 GB usable)
System Type: 64-bit operating system, x64-based processor
WIndows 10

I'm using a Maxone external hard drive that 320 GB.

I'm also using the free version of Avast for virus protection.

Please let me know if there's any additional info you need. 

Again, I am a newbie with this site and with computer issues in general, so please be patient and explain things in detail so that I can properly follow your instructions. My friend told me about this site and said that you saved her life many times. :)




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Download then run Speccy (free) and post the resultant url for us, details here, this will provide us with information about your computer hardware + any software that you have installed that may explain the present issue/s. 


To publish a Speccy profile to the Web:

  1. In Speccy, click File, and then click Publish Snapshot.
  2. In the Publish Snapshot dialog box, click Yes to enable Speccy to proceed.
  3. Speccy publishes the profile and displays a second Publish Snapshot. You can open the URL in your default browser, copy it to the clipboard, or close the dialog box.

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