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Windows 7: Disk partion help with sisters laptop

08 Jul 2012   #21
gregrocker

 

With the external you can also save a Win7 backup image so that if it ever becomes irreparable you can reimage your HD or its replacement in 20 minutes: Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

However this is where having the separate data partition can come in handy, so that you can keep your User folders there to keep the C image smaller and more manageable.

To do this option, copy your active User folders (Documents, Pictures, Music, etc) to D, then rightclick each to link to the related Library - Include a Folder - Windows 7 Forums. Once they show up there then you can delete the original folder's content on C.

Now if Win7 ever becomes irreparable you can reimage to C and your latest data set will be current and safe in its own separate partition. This is the principle behind using a separate data partition, so you know.


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09 Jul 2012   #22
channa

windows 7 home premium x 64
 
 

Thanks Greg Ive copied the user folder to D now and Linked to the related folders all showing up good so ill delete my user folder from C now and back all up on an external HDD as you have mentioned again thank you very much mate for your help and patience...

Regards Tim
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09 Jul 2012   #23
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by channa View Post
Thanks Greg Ive copied the user folder to D now and Linked to the related folders all showing up good so ill delete my user folder from C now and back all up on an external HDD as you have mentioned again thank you very much mate for your help and patience...

Regards Tim
Not the entire user folder; he's talking about individual folders within the user folder that you've copied.
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09 Jul 2012   #24
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

When I reinstalled Windows this weekend, I found out how valuable having data on another partition can be. You don't have to worry about backing it up. Just do a clean install on C: and point the library to your data partition and you are good to go.
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09 Jul 2012   #25
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by F5ing View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by channa View Post
Thanks Greg Ive copied the user folder to D now and Linked to the related folders all showing up good so ill delete my user folder from C now and back all up on an external HDD as you have mentioned again thank you very much mate for your help and patience...

Regards Tim
Not the entire user folder; he's talking about individual folders within the user folder that you've copied.

and you don't want to delete those User folders on C which are shell System folders. Just delete their contents once it's copied into identically-named folders on D. That's why I specified to only delete the C User folder contents.
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