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#1 krillanr

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Posted 05 July 2009 - 01:52 PM

I searched for something similar and couldn't find it so here's my question. I have 2 hard drives and my grandad has 2 partitions on one drive, C drive is full for both of us, and D is mostly empty, I would like to know how to move data from C to D on both so that we have room on C.

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Posted 05 July 2009 - 02:29 PM

Why can't you just move files from one to the other?

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Posted 05 July 2009 - 05:15 PM

Because it would cause errors if I did that.

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Posted 05 July 2009 - 05:58 PM

FWIW: You can merge the two partitions, using a tool like the following.

EASEUS Partition Master is a magic partition manager software for Windows 2000-XP-Vista-2003- - http://www.partition-tool.com/

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Posted 05 July 2009 - 06:15 PM

It will only cause errors if you move programs. You can move pictures and music and anything that is not part of a program to the D drive without any problems

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Posted 05 July 2009 - 06:57 PM

Bleeping Computer has a tutorial (by yours truly!) that shows you how to resize partitions using the free Gparted Live CD.

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Posted 06 July 2009 - 02:46 PM

Alright thank yall, that fixes my grandads computer but what about mine with the 2 hard drive, one is windows 98 and one is XP by the way.

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Posted 06 July 2009 - 03:10 PM

As first suggested...moving data files from one partition to another on the same system...is pretty basic.

It matters not one bit whether Win 98 is on one drive, with XP on the other...aside from the fact that the Win 98 install cannot see the XP install (if it's on NTFS).

The XP install has access to all files on the Win 98 install...and can move files from one to the other.

What's the problem, as you perceive it?

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Posted 20 October 2009 - 06:00 PM

I just wasn't sure how to do it.

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Posted 20 October 2009 - 06:02 PM

FWIW: You can merge the two partitions, using a tool like the following.

EASEUS Partition Master is a magic partition manager software for Windows 2000-XP-Vista-2003- - http://www.partition-tool.com/

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It looks like this would cost several hundred dollars, is there no free way to merge drives or move program files and what not between them?

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Posted 25 October 2009 - 01:17 AM

I am thinking due to the lack of response that this thread has been forgotten about, my fault for forgetting to get on and reply but I am going to start a new topic so I can get the answer I need. Thank you to all who helped me.

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Posted 25 October 2009 - 01:43 AM

New topic has been deleted as it's a duplicate of this one.
If anyone has any other suggestions that may help krillanr, please reply.

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How much data do you have to move?
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Posted 25 October 2009 - 09:24 AM

The link provided in Post #4 in this thread...is a free program. The Home version is noted by the developer as being such...and it is.

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Posted 25 October 2009 - 10:11 PM

Ok then, thank yall very much, I'll give it a shot asap.

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 01:50 PM

I have downloaded the program, now how do I use it? I want to have only one partition, so I want to take the space from D and put it all into C and get rid of D entirely without losing any data.

Edited by krillanr, 27 October 2009 - 02:04 PM.





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