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How to include HD space from D: to C:?


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#1 zzzz

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 11:01 AM

My D partition (NTFS) is used for a back up system but uses only 2.78GB leaving 11.86 free and unused.
As my total HD size is only 40GB I'd like to enlarge my C drive to take in that free space.

How could I do that please?

Edited by zzzz, 09 August 2011 - 11:03 AM.


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Posted 09 August 2011 - 11:20 AM

Easeus Partition Master
http://www.partition-tool.com/

Before reallocating disc space or performing ANY drive level function, always backup critical data.

Edited by Allan, 09 August 2011 - 11:21 AM.


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Posted 09 August 2011 - 11:23 AM

I would use Parted Magic from the Ultimate Boot CD, it worked for me on the same task about a month ago.

!!DISCLAIMER: back up all of your data before editing partitions!!

1) Boot to UBCD, select Parted Magic, run from RAM (default)

2) Open GParted, view your current NTFS partitions
* If your D: drive is in an extended partition you can still move the space, but a few extra steps are required

3) Resize D: drive partition creating free space

4) Move D: drive partition to the right of drive

5) Expand C: drive partition to include free space

Don't click Apply until you've made all of your changes, each step can take several hours so I prefer to do it all at once and leave it. Don't be scared of a failure either, just check the log and see if you can restart the process where it left off.

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 06:48 PM

My D partition (NTFS) is used for a back up system...

That a not a proper backup! You need a secondary physical disk (internal or external) to do a proper backup.

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 06:59 PM

I wonder if by 'back up' the member actually means restore? If so we could be advising them how to wipe out their restore partition?

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 06:11 AM

Thanks to all who responded.

Animal is correct in that I did not describe the D drive accurately (very sorry!). This is for the drivers and installation files for the software that came with the laptop.

The manual does say that the E drive for the restore software should not be interfered with at all so altering the D drive must be permissible.

I'll investigate the advice given - thanks again.

PS I only got the reply email today although there were replies on the 9th Aug!

Edited by zzzz, 22 August 2011 - 06:13 AM.





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