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Partioning Problem


Legslip

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My pal has just purchased a new Samsung laptop running Win 7. On setup it prompted a partioning of the HD. I presume the obvious reason was so that Win7 & any progs remain on one sector and personal data on the other. How can we ensure that all personal data is prompted to save to the 'D' partition by default?

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woodchip

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It not just for Data, Is the System recovery Partition. So after they are made they are best left alone

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woodchip

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Programs that he uses, when he does a Save To, he needs to choose the other partition,preferably creating folders for each programs backup like photos in one folder docs in another, and create folders within folders

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woodchip

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Programs that he uses, when he does a Save To or Save as not just Save as that's for files that as already been created, he needs to choose the other partition, preferably creating folders for each programs backup like photos in one folder docs in another, and create folders within folders

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Legslip

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Thanks Woodchip.

Used to the old XP setup with My Docs. The partitioning has created the C: drive at 110Gb and the D: drive at 170gb. Should I setup a My Docs folder & sub folders on the D: drive and save everthing to them?

I24 - that looks useful!

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woodchip

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You can do but there is a way of directing them from the ones that are default. This is if you create a lot of Docs in such as Word Rather than just drag and drop. So that save as can default to D:\ Folders.

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woodchip

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Forgot to Add, as you have got a lot of room on D:\ When loading software it may be a good idea to choose Custom Install when loading and put it on the D:\ Drive. Create a Folder with the Program name first on the drive and Custom install to that folder. Otherwise just custom Install to D:\ will put it in the route folder and you do not want that

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Legslip

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Thanks Woodchip. Up to your usual excellent standard. Fink I'll jast save personal docs, photos, music etc to D and use C for Windows & Progs. Does that sound sensible?

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woodchip

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Well you do have room on both partitions for doing it that way, but if you use Acronis TI it will take longer to create a Image of C the more you have on it. One thing is if you also use TI you could chop the C:\ in two so that the OS as a Smaller partition, this would not affect your Restore and you would have a TI Image to restore from anyway.

PS TI Images are a better bet than Manufactures Restore CD's.

But do make sure they work after creating any

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