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Moving a hard drive partition


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#1 retrotech

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 08:10 AM

I am running windows xp pro. Some thoughtful previous user partitioned my hard drive. I now have a "c" drive that is so crowded that I have to clear my temp files just to open my email. But I have a "d" drive with 10 gig of free space. How do I move this partition with out buying more software? Also; can I save programs to that "d" drive and run them from there?

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 09:04 AM

You may not want to hear this, but IMHO, backup all your data, clean format your drive and start over *without* any partition. Partitioning is not very helpful on small drives. This is best in the long run. Just install the programs to the same drive without worrying about a separate partition for them.

BTW, yes, if you want to, you can install programs to D: and run it from there as long as D: is not a recovery partition. Don't ever install anything into or modify the recovery partition in any way.

#3 retrotech

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 08:24 AM

Can you tell me where to find clearly defined directions for reformatting that would include removing the "D" drive completely?

I've reformatted one of my computers years ago, but I'm not sure I remember all the steps, and removing the extra partition is a new problem for me.

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 11:01 AM

Partition Manager - http://www.ranish.com/part/

GParted Partition Manager - http://gparted.sourceforge.net/

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