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My W7 partitions are messed up. Pics included.


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#1 brian2009

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Posted 29 June 2015 - 06:16 PM

I couldn't connect to my Homegroup today. I think it was because just about every file/folder has somehow been placed into my Windows partition.

 

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I have a backup image of the drive but I'd like to try and fix the issue before I go to my backup.

 

I'd like to:

 

1. Get Windows in it's correct partition.,

 

2. Shrink it down to a proper size

 

3. Create a new partition and place the files now incorretly located in the Windows Folder and Partition.

 

Doable?

 

Thanks

 

The HDD is 150Gb.


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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 29 June 2015 - 06:30 PM

From what I can see your partition and file structure is normal.

 

You have the System Partition, Windows Partition, and Recovery Partition.

 

Can you post a screen shot of your Windows directory.



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Posted 29 June 2015 - 06:36 PM

This is the Windows Folder...as opposed to the Partition named Windows.

 

I'm hoping I can just move some of the Folders around.

 

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Posted 29 June 2015 - 06:44 PM

I'm thinking I just need to move at least my DOWN folder and my PROGRAM FILES folders out from underneath the WINDOWS folder.

 

But I know it's probably not that easy.

 

It's Win 7 Home Edition 32 bit



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Posted 29 June 2015 - 06:49 PM

Those folders are not in the Windows folder. It looks like your hard drive has a volume name of Windows. If you click the Windows Globe and then Computer what is the name given to the hard drive? Is it Windows?



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Posted 29 June 2015 - 06:58 PM

That's the wierd part.

 

Hope this helps.

 

 

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No they are in the Windows Partition, which I think is odd.


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Posted 29 June 2015 - 07:03 PM

Maybe there's nothing wrong. I'll check the prior imaqe out and see what it looks like.



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Posted 29 June 2015 - 07:04 PM

Press the Windows key + E. Is the drive name given "Windows"? It will probably say Windows (C:)

 

You can rename it to something like Local Disk. In the left pane right click the hard drive volume Windows (C:) and select Rename. Name it to something other than Windows if you want but your Programs and Download folders are in the correct location now.

 

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/66118-drive-rename.html



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Posted 29 June 2015 - 07:12 PM

I must be losing it.

 

My old image has the same names.

 

Just seemed odd to me to have the partition named Windowsz

 

 

Sorry.

 

Thanks for the lesson.

 

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Posted 29 June 2015 - 07:19 PM

You can change the partition name to what you want. Mine is called Local Disk.



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Posted 29 June 2015 - 07:27 PM

You can change the partition name to what you want. Mine is called Local Disk.

 

 

Yeah. I think I will. Seeing it called 'Windows' really confused me.

 

I need more sleep.

 

Thanks.



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Posted 29 June 2015 - 07:28 PM

No problem, glad to help.






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