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Windows 7: Questions re partitioning HD on a new laptop

17 May 2012   #11
ignatzatsonic

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You need "new simple volume".

Then format it and give it a drive letter.

Volume is a near-synonym for partition.

Unallocated space is just that. It is not a partition.


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17 May 2012   #12
Arc

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Doh ... sorry ... better you follow the option one of the tutorial Partition or Volume - Create New , from step 5 onwards .
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17 May 2012   #13
provlima

 
 

Okay great..thank you
Now how do I create the path for all libraries and data files to be transferred to the new data partition
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17 May 2012   #14
ignatzatsonic

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I don't use libraries or user folders, but this might be what you need:

User Folders - Change Default Location
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