I’ve been fighting this annoying battle for a while now. My main computer at work has a small (40 gig) SSD drive as the C: partition, and a large (2 Terabyte) spinning drive as the D: partition. No matter what I set the disc burning staging drive to be in Windows, it insists on using the C: drive to stage the files. This, obviously, will not work because I’m usually always below 4 gigs free space on C:. Well, I fixed it today by doing the following:
- Create a file on D: called “burn”.
- Open up a command prompt and CD to “%USERPROFILE%AppDataLocalMicrosoftWindows”.
- Delete the “Burn” folder found there: “RMDIR /S Burn”
- Issue this command: “MKLINK /D Burn D:burn”
This re-creates the Burn folder as a symbolic link over to the real folder on your secondary drive. Problem solved.