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Extending a disk

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

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  1. Kpierce82

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    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

    Thanks
     
  2. Elvandil

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    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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