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Extending a disk

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Kpierce82, Oct 14, 2008.

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  1. Kpierce82

    Kpierce82 Thread Starter

    Oct 14, 2008
    I have 2 hard drives on my laptop. 1 teh C drive is almost full the other D drive is empty. I want to extend the D for more space on C. They are both basic disks and ntfs formatted.

    Any help would be appriciated

  2. Elvandil


    Aug 1, 2003
    The best way is simply to move things that can be moved. Probably the simplest and easiest (and often the largest) is to move the Documents folder. Create a new one on the D: drive, right-click on the folder on your C: drive, Properties, and change the location to the new folder. You will need to log off for things to be moved.

    But do you really have 2 drives? If one is a recovery partition on your only drive, you don't want to fill it with things. But if it is truly available space, you can also create a Program Files folder on it and direct installers for new programs to install there instead of C:. Or uninstall some programs, reinstalling them to D:.
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