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Partitions (Hard Drive)

by barrydunlevy / November 30, 2004 7:48 AM PST

How do I change partitions identified as D,E,F,G,H,J,K,etc; to one hard drive letter "C"? My system says "C" drive is 98% full, but the partitons have plenty of memory.

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Re: Partitions (Hard Drive)
by Michael Geist / November 30, 2004 8:01 AM PST

Other then a backup of your important files (which should already exist off the hard drive), then fdisk (win9x), and a reinstall of Windows, your options are Partition Magic and others like it.

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Or simply move many of
by Ray Harinec / November 30, 2004 9:50 AM PST

your programs and data to the other partitions, and then get the DISCIPLINE to not install anything except Op Sys functions on the C drive.

Most programs offer the ability to install to a location of your choice. If you learn to use the option your problems will disappear.

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Re: Partitions (Hard Drive)
by billzhills / December 1, 2004 12:28 AM PST

barry,

http://www.pcguide.com/ref/hdd/file/structPartitions-c.html

Web site is a guide to partitioning.

The number of partitions mentioned seems strange.
What are the sizes of the partitions?

As mention in the other posts cut/paste your files to the other partitions. Displine yourself to place files and downloads on any partition other than C. Remember that H/D are prone to fail. Keep your data backed up.

Bill
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