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Windows 7: how to move data from disk D to disk E and from disk E to disk D

09 Nov 2013   #1
pvnam95

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 
how to move data from disk D to disk E and from disk E to disk D

i want to do that.so give me the best way.please


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09 Nov 2013   #2
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Hello pvnam95 and welcome to Seven Forums.

The easiest way is probably "drag and drop". Open each disk in a separate window and drag the data from one disk to the other.

4 Ways to Transfer Data Between Two Hard Drives - wikiHow

But it really depends on what kinds of drives you have (internal, external, spinner, solid state) and the type of data you're trying to move (large movies, small documents, encrypted, the operating system, etc.) Could you provide a screenshot of your Disk Management? And also fill in your System Specs.

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09 Nov 2013   #3
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

How full is each drive? Is there room on either drive to fully contain the data from both drives? If so, move the data from one drive to the drive that has enough space to hold all of the data from both drives, which should leave one drive empty, then move the data you want from the drive containing all of the data to the empty drive.

Another possibility is to use a 3rd drive. Move data from drive E: to 3rd drive, move data from drive D: to drive E:, then move data from 3rd drive to drive D:.
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09 Nov 2013   #4
pvnam95

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

the data is 20GB each disk.how to move quickly.don't use "Copy"
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09 Nov 2013   #5
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

In the time you have spent waiting for an answer to the fastest, best way, you could have easily copied the data using "Copy".

Windows has the command Robocopy built-in since Vista which should copy faster than the regular Copy command.

You could also look into the program Teracopy.
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09 Nov 2013   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Open up 2 windows then Copy and paste
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09 Nov 2013   #7
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Best way - answer questions you have been asked.

Quick way:
go into Disk Management
change the drive letter from "D" to "Z" (or any letter not used)
change the drive letter from "E" to "D".
change the drive letter from "Z" to "E".
That will change the drive letters from "D to E", and from "E to D" for those drives - quick and easy - no copy needed!
If your programs, shortcuts, system, or whatever else doesn't work after the Quick way changes, , see Best way above.
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