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#1 Klinkaroo

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Posted 28 December 2006 - 09:14 PM

I got a nice new lappy and the 60 gig hardrive is partitoned into two of about 26 gigs each. I would like to merge these two hardrive. Their is no info on the second partition and I have no use for a second partiton I would just like everything to be one. Is their a way to do this easily?

Computer is an Acer Aspire 5043 running Windows XP Home.

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Posted 29 December 2006 - 03:31 AM

There is an advantage to having two partitions, if you keep you OS and other window application like Office on one partition and all of you other files on the other it's very simple you reinstall your OS if it gets buggy. This way you don't have to go back and reinstall all of you other programs or files. The only way you'll loose the information on the second partition would be if the hdd died.

If your issue is a need for more hdd space then you might consider installing an external hdd.

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Posted 29 December 2006 - 11:23 AM

Ok well if I put the My Documents on the second partition is their a way in the windows settings to link the my documents folder their? So that example when I am in Word and I want to open something and I click on the My documents tab it opens that folder?

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Posted 29 December 2006 - 06:30 PM

redirecting the My Docs folder is pretty easy. Right click on the My docs folder and go to properties. There should be a Target tab at the top. Click the move button to select the folder on the other partition.

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Posted 29 December 2006 - 06:36 PM

I knew it would be something so simple... but when you don't know where it is...

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Posted 29 December 2006 - 08:37 PM

I knew it would be something so simple... but when you don't know where it is...

Thanks

Exactly, I only found that setting looking over someone's shoulder when they were fixing a Terminal services My Docs problem.

Anyway, glad to help. Stuff like this is hard to find documentation on I find




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