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Making a Partition on a HDD.


catpwss
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Hi,I'm using windows 7 home premium with two HDD one is C and the other is E. The C is of course the main one with the OS on it,Also has all my programs. That's all is on that drive,It's a 500gb and the OS takes up 54gb now the rest is just empty space.

Drive E,That's where all my Documents/Music/Pictures/Video are.That drive is a 2TB HDD. Now regarding the empty space on the C drive,Would it be possible to partition that off from the OS section and have about 300gb of spare to store something rather than leave it empty.

Also I have a weekly backup of the OS by means of a Macrium backup software,That is backed up to the E drive. Then also the E drive is also backed up to an external HDD.

Is there any help on this if possible,Its got to be easy I'm not very technically minded regarding computing.

Many thanks in advance.

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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yes

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catpwss

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Will let you know

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catpwss

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Hi,many thanks for your help. But sorry to say that figure you gave was totally refused by the windows set up.As per image earlier the total available was 41186,Anything higher than that was a no no.I could only get 40.22GB out of it. 500GB drive with an OS of 60GB and only can shrink 40.22GB out of it,Something wrong somewhere. What would you experts say?.A bit disapointed here. Thanks Very Much.C.

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rdave13

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Try lotvic's suggestion. EasUs is held in high regard I think.

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lotvic

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As per the info on the screenshot you posted W7 says: "You cannot shrink a volume beyond the point where any unmovable files are located"

You have to remember you are using the harddrive and the Op Sys on it (W7) whilst telling it to move files. It cannot packup and move files it is using.

Try the free program I suggested. It will require you to restart the pc (a popup message will appear) so that it can do it before pc boots into W7. Remember to make an image backup to a different harddrive for 'just in case'. Also before you start it is good idea to defrag the drive as per Fruit Bat /\0/\ suggested, so files are in order.

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catpwss

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All sorted,many thanks for all your help.

Merry Xmas to All

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catpwss

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Diolch Yn Fawr

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