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Solved: Destination Drive

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by kuolpej, Jun 29, 2007.

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  1. kuolpej

    kuolpej Thread Starter

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    My problem is with Windows Easy Transfer. I am transfering from XP to Vista computer. Since the content in D:\ drive of XP computer exceeds space available in the D:\ drive of Vista computer, transfer terminates due to insuficient space. I have lots of room in C:\ drive of Vista computer, but the transfer process won't give me option to select C:\ as a destination drive. QUESTION: How do I transfer file and setting from D: drive of XP computer to C:\ drive of Vista compter? I appreciate all help and suggestions.
     
  2. HalTrout

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    I've never used windows easy transfer, but can't you selectively transfer files? If so you could break the xfer into smaller segments.
     
  3. crjdriver

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    There is a simple way of fixing this. Vista has a built in ability to resize partitions [I assume you have the single drive partitioned into C and D]
    To open disk management, go to start>run and type in "diskmgmt.msc" without quotes and hit enter.

    Now select the C partition and choose to shrink it. Once that is done, click D and choose to extend.

    Note before doing anything with partitions, do a complete backup of the system OR make an image file.
     
  4. kuolpej

    kuolpej Thread Starter

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    With diskmgmt.msc, I was able to shrink C:\ partition to create a larger D:\ drive. Problem solved. Thank you.
     
  5. crjdriver

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    Glad it worked. I will mark this one as solved for you. FFR you can mark your own threads as solved using the thread tools at the top of the page.
     
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