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Ok To Reallocate Unused Space To "c" Drive From "d"?


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#1 DebMarieGreene

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Posted 07 November 2007 - 11:22 AM

Recently upgraded old IBM Thinkpad from Win98 to XP Home Edition. Running out of room on the C drive (only 5% free and defrag won't run unless min of 15% is free) but D drive is virtually unused and empty. Should I:
a) move stuff from "C" to "D" to create more room on "C"?
:thumbsup: reallocate (is the tech term for this 're-partition'?) some empty space from "D" to "C"? if so how?
c) do something else entirely?
Thanks for thoughts on this subject.

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#2 tswsl1989

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Posted 07 November 2007 - 11:40 AM

If you are moving things, only move documents. Moving programs will almost certainly break them
Repartitioning will almost certainly destroy all your data (unless you know something I don't)

Something Else: That depends on whether your C drive is full of programs or full of documents\music\videos
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Posted 07 November 2007 - 12:16 PM

open control panel
system
system restore
move slider on both drives to 3%
click ok
that will allow you more space

download and run clean-up it will also clear up more space

http://www.stevengould.org/index.php?optio...29&Itemid=1

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Posted 07 November 2007 - 02:00 PM

Along with what others have said...

Realistically, it doesn't make very much sense to have data files on your C: partition, unless you are just using such to fill up space.

And always remember that Windows needs a certain amount of space for temp files, IE cache, virtual memory, etc.

OTOH, programs and the O/S need to be on that partition. Even though programs can be installed on a separate partition, my opinion is that programs and the O/S were meant to be conjoined and there's no real reason to set them up any other way.

All those pictures, movies, data files, and whatever that some put on the C: partition...really can quite easily go somewhere else.

I normally use 20GB C: partitions, with XP and programs using about half of that space (the other half is just there).

If you intend to make changing partition sizes a regular activity, you may want to look at a utility like Partition Magic.

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