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Windows 7: Help: Allocation of memory from Drive D to C


10 Oct 2012   #1

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Help: Allocation of memory from Drive D to C

Ok, so I have a laptop that has around 750GB of space on it but it is split into two parts:

250GB: Drive D
500GB: Drive C


I'm running out of space on drive C and I would like to extend the space on drive C from drive D seeing as drive D is completely empty.

I have no idea on what I'm doing, so if you can please be simple as I am new to partitioning and such. Also is there a method where it will not delete the files that I have on drive C?

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10 Oct 2012   #2

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Assuming Windows 7 here...

Needs to be done in two steps, first you have to Shrink D: in order to free up some space for C: to Expand on.

Computer (right-click on icon)> Manage > Disk Management > Select D: > (if available) Shrink Volume (set size).
AFTER THAT do the same, select C: > Expand Volume.

However, BEFORE doing this, I would recommend that you scrutinize you usage of C: and see if there is anything you could reallocate to D: ...

also, tutorials.
Partition or Volume - Shrink
Partition or Volume - Extend
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10 Oct 2012   #3

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Coram Daes View Post
Assuming Windows 7 here...

Needs to be done in two steps, first you have to Shrink D: in order to free up some space for C: to Expand on.

Computer (right-click on icon)> Manage > Disk Management > Select D: > (if available) Shrink Volume (set size).
AFTER THAT do the same, select C: > Expand Volume.

However, BEFORE doing this, I would recommend that you scrutinize you usage of C: and see if there is anything you could reallocate to D: ...

also, tutorials.
Partition or Volume - Shrink
Partition or Volume - Extend
Thanks for replying, this worked for shrinking but when I wanted to expand Drive C: the option was greyed out. Do you know what's the problem?
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10 Oct 2012   #4

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Could you please post a screenshot of your Disk Management:

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10 Oct 2012   #5

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Move your data onto the C: partition from your D: partition, and then delete the D: partition to create unallocated space, the unallocated space can then be used to extend the C: partition.

Partition or Volume - Delete

Partition or Volume - Extend


Hope this helps,

Harry
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10 Oct 2012   #6

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot View Post
Move your data onto the C: partition from your D: partition, and then delete the D: partition to create unallocated space, the unallocated space can then be used to extend the C: partition.

Partition or Volume - Delete

Partition or Volume - Extend


Hope this helps,

Harry
Thank you very much, this worked wonders
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10 Oct 2012   #7

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hproducts View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot View Post
Move your data onto the C: partition from your D: partition, and then delete the D: partition to create unallocated space, the unallocated space can then be used to extend the C: partition.

Partition or Volume - Delete

Partition or Volume - Extend


Hope this helps,

Harry
Thank you very much, this worked wonders
Your welcome, it's good to know everything is solved now (:
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