Hard drive partition filling up

  johnanthony 18:15 04 Jan 09
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Hi
I wonder if we can help a friend of mine. He has a laptop with a 20G HDD partitioned 50/50 C and D.

The C drive is 80% full and the the D drive is 1% full.

So that he does not fill up the C drive completely and slow his machine to a standstill, what is the best way of re-distributing the stuff on the C drive? What steps does he have to take to make sure that if he transfers all the program files (for example)to D they will still work and recognize date still in C? Or vice versa.

He believes that when the C drive is full that newly installed programmes and data will automatically be saved/stored in the D drive. Is this possible?

Finally, can he remove the partition and make the HDD all C?
Thanks in advance.

  Technotiger 18:31 04 Jan 09

This free partition software, for Home Users will enable merging the two partitions to make just one large one, without loss of any data.

  Technotiger 18:32 04 Jan 09
  Sea Urchin 18:36 04 Jan 09

To answer your other questions

"He believes that when the C drive is full that newly installed programmes and data will automatically be saved/stored in the D drive. Is this possible?"

The answer is NO - that will not happen. And he shouldn't let the C drive get much fuller or it will begin to grind to a halt.

He should leave installed programs on C - they won't work if transferred over to D. But move all data files/music/photos etc over to D by drag and drop or copy and paste and once safely there delete from C.

  Sea Urchin 18:51 04 Jan 09

.....or of course use Technotiger's solution to create one larger drive

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