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Using Dell Inspiron media edition 16400 60GB HD 2GB ram. Issue, this drive is partitioned and running out of space on C:, there is about 12 GB on D:. Is there a way go move some apps, etc to D: and/or have a choice of writing to that drive? This is my wife's laptop. Does a lot of games, music.
 
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Hi Sidbub,

There are two things which can be done
1.) There might be a lot of temp files stored in C drive which can be removed using Temp File Cleaner (Note: It will delete all restore points)
2.) If there is free space in drive D: then if you want then you can merge two partitions.

Partitioning Tools-->
There are many tools however I am just giving you two options
Free:
Partition Logic
Cute Partition Manager

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Sid
 

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No recovery files there. Question, can I actually merge D: into C: using Sid's suggested apps? There is some data on D:
 
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Hello Sid

I have got one more option for you for partition/merge software and its free EASEUS

I am also sending you screenshots for how to do it.
I have mentioned steps in the screenshots.

Expecting that this would help you.

Regards
Sid
 

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Thanks Sid, this looks like maybe it's the one. Thanks very much for your responses.
 

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I'm thinking your D partition is probably the Dell recovery partition.
Have you made your Dell Recovery DVDs yet ???
 

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I'd still make another backup before performing surgery on the partitions.
Have you heard of Imaging ???
 

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Yes I have, not a bad idea. Never used it but think I will do a download on one of these from your link. Thanks.
 

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Macrium seems to be the most popular with good reviews.
Personally .. I use Acronis
 

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I hope you have an external HDD... formatted NTFS ... to save the Image in ???
 
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Just thought to share the results with you since I performed these steps on my personal computer on which I am working right now.

I have not taken any image. The reason being I did not mess up with any file because I have just shifted the free space from one drive to another.

You can compare the disk sizes with the image mentioned in step1 in post #6

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