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Transfering Hard Drive Space


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#1 CPUDummy

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Posted 29 December 2006 - 07:23 AM

My hard drive is partioned into two different drives, my C drive has 93 GB max on it, and my D drive has 93 GB max on it; how do I get the space from the D drive onto my C? Yes, I'm an idiot when it comes to these things; please laugh at me after helping ;).

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Posted 29 December 2006 - 08:28 AM

Hey CPU Dummy welcome to BC. Don't worry everybody started out as an illiterate someday

I use a nifty program called Gparted, which you can download here You download it burn it on a cd and reboot with the CD in your cd station.Here you will the tutorial how to resize NFTS partitions

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Posted 29 December 2006 - 08:39 AM

Thx much sir

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Posted 29 December 2006 - 09:05 AM

Well I don't have any CDs at the moment I can write to, but I did find another program that resizes partitions. I freed up 70 gig of space, but it turns out that my D: partition is on another Hard Disk than my C: partition. So it will only let me redistribute the free space to other partitions on the same Hard Disk as the free space. Will your program allow me to move the unallocated space between Hard Disks or am I shafted?

FYI: I'm not sure if there's a difference between "hard drive" and "hard disk"; but the program used "hard disk" so I'm going with it.

Edited by CPUDummy, 29 December 2006 - 09:07 AM.


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Posted 29 December 2006 - 12:15 PM

It seems that you actually have TWO distinct hard drives on your computer, as opposed to two partitions on the SAME physical device. In this case, the space is physically determined by the size of each drive, and cannot be re-allocated between the two.
You can, though, move files between the two and re-organise the contents of each to free space on one or the other.
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Posted 29 December 2006 - 09:42 PM

It seems that you actually have TWO distinct hard drives on your computer, as opposed to two partitions on the SAME physical device. In this case, the space is physically determined by the size of each drive, and cannot be re-allocated between the two.
You can, though, move files between the two and re-organise the contents of each to free space on one or the other.
Regards,
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Hate how the laptop advertised that it had a 200gb HD...didn't mention it was between two. Anyways, can I store and run programs on the D: drive? Like I use my C:. It says the file type is DATA for D: drive, so I assume i'd have to free up some space and then make a new parition?

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Posted 30 December 2006 - 02:42 AM


It seems that you actually have TWO distinct hard drives on your computer, as opposed to two partitions on the SAME physical device. In this case, the space is physically determined by the size of each drive, and cannot be re-allocated between the two.
You can, though, move files between the two and re-organise the contents of each to free space on one or the other.
Regards,
John


Hate how the laptop advertised that it had a 200gb HD...didn't mention it was between two. Anyways, can I store and run programs on the D: drive? Like I use my C:. It says the file type is DATA for D: drive, so I assume i'd have to free up some space and then make a new parition?



If C and D are the Said seperate HD's , Then yes, You can put whatever you want on D, Games, Music programs, Whatever you wish, doesnt' matter that its a seperate drive, still opens like normal, and in fact in some cases its better to put programs etc on a different drive, sot hat if your one drive weirds out, You don't get screwed over with having to redl or re do the files that you lost

Dont' quite get what you mean by the last part about hte partition though..

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Posted 30 December 2006 - 05:14 PM



It seems that you actually have TWO distinct hard drives on your computer, as opposed to two partitions on the SAME physical device. In this case, the space is physically determined by the size of each drive, and cannot be re-allocated between the two.
You can, though, move files between the two and re-organise the contents of each to free space on one or the other.
Regards,
John


Hate how the laptop advertised that it had a 200gb HD...didn't mention it was between two. Anyways, can I store and run programs on the D: drive? Like I use my C:. It says the file type is DATA for D: drive, so I assume i'd have to free up some space and then make a new parition?



If C and D are the Said seperate HD's , Then yes, You can put whatever you want on D, Games, Music programs, Whatever you wish, doesnt' matter that its a seperate drive, still opens like normal, and in fact in some cases its better to put programs etc on a different drive, sot hat if your one drive weirds out, You don't get screwed over with having to redl or re do the files that you lost

Dont' quite get what you mean by the last part about hte partition though..


Ok I just installed a program on my D: drive and it worked fine; thanks for all the help fellas.

Edited by CPUDummy, 30 December 2006 - 05:19 PM.





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