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Old December 6th 04, 03:34 AM
Dave Nicholls Dave Nicholls is offline
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Question Partitioned hard drive full

I have two partitions on my laptop hard drive...we have XP home installed. The partition is nearly full, can I move the partition, or allocate more space to it. I'm thinking that the data files should be on one and the system files on the other. Can you give me some advice please on how best to work with this partition.

Can I remove it altogether?
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Old December 6th 04, 09:53 AM
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Default Partitioned hard drive full

To manipulate partions on a hard drive after XP is installed one requires a
3rd party product such as Partition Magic.

If you have sufficient space on the second partition, you can try to move
the 'My Documents' folder from C to D. Right click on MY Documents, clcik on
properties and then click on the MOVE.. button.

"Dave Nicholls" wrote:


I have two partitions on my laptop hard drive...we have XP home
installed. The partition is nearly full, can I move the partition, or
allocate more space to it. I'm thinking that the data files should be
on one and the system files on the other. Can you give me some advice
please on how best to work with this partition.

Can I remove it altogether?


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Dave Nicholls

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Old December 7th 04, 05:43 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave Nicholls
I have two partitions on my laptop hard drive...we have XP home installed. The partition is nearly full, can I move the partition, or allocate more space to it. I'm thinking that the data files should be on one and the system files on the other. Can you give me some advice please on how best to work with this partition.

Can I remove it altogether?
Which partition is nearly full ? The one (C) with your OS or the other ?
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Old December 8th 04, 06:23 AM
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Which partition is nearly full ? The one (C) with your OS or the other ?
The C: with system and data files
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Old December 8th 04, 09:13 AM
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Default Partitioned hard drive full

Assuming you're referring to the XP Home O.S. partition being almost full,
just find any unattached large data files or folders such as photos, saved
docs & suchlike that you've saved, create some folders for them on the
second partition & just cut & paste them to there.
This is also assuming that you've already gone through the normal - [my
terminology] " 'clean-up & reclaim space' maintenance" by going through the
'Windows, 'C' drive, Properties, Disc Cleanup' routine.


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johnf

I have two partitions on my laptop hard drive...we have XP home
installed. The partition is nearly full, can I move the partition, or
allocate more space to it. I'm thinking that the data files should be
on one and the system files on the other. Can you give me some advice
please on how best to work with this partition.

Can I remove it altogether?


--
Dave Nicholls



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Old December 8th 04, 02:05 PM
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Default Partitioned hard drive full

Dave Nicholls wrote:


The C: with system and data files


Then move data over to the other one. Open a My Computer window on
C:\Documents and Settings\you
to show the My Documents folder, another on D:\ then *right* drag the
folder across, taking *Move* here


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