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Windows 7: Can I make a partition for storage?

04 Feb 2014   #1
TheBlindMan12v

Dual boot config with Windows 7 Home premium 64bit & Windows 8.1 64bit
 
 
Can I make a partition for storage?

Hello, I did a dual boot configuration on Sunday with Windows 7 on Partition C and Windows 8 on partition E. I shrunk the E partition with the intentions of using the new (3rd)partition for storage so it can be shared with Windows 7 and 8 in case I'm on one OS and want to save something that I want to have access to on the other OS.

Is this possible? The 3rd partition is already created and I was hoping to see it through the computer window (windows key + E) on the harddrive section and it wasn't there.


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04 Feb 2014   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Feliciano,

Please go ahead and post a screenshot of your Disk Management to see what we're working with, and I'll be happy to see what I can do to help.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
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04 Feb 2014   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If you have a NTFS disk it will be important to keep you from ending up with dynamic partitions. That's why the Disk Management picture is important. In WIN+E you cannot see the real number of partitions and their status. You see only those partitions that have a drive letter.
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04 Feb 2014   #4
TheBlindMan12v

Dual boot config with Windows 7 Home premium 64bit & Windows 8.1 64bit
 
 

Here you go, thanks. Can I make a partition for storage?-imageuploadedbytapatalk1391575891.470976.jpg


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05 Feb 2014   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

That is unreadable. Make a snip with the snipping tool. You find that in Start > All Programs > Accessories. Try to store it as .png and upload it here.

At least I can see that you do not have any dynamic partitions yet - they would be yellow.
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05 Feb 2014   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You can make another partition out of the unallocated space, but use partition wizard instead of windows, or you can always make an extended partition then make a logical partition.

http://partitionwizard.com/free-partition-manager.html

Partition or Volume - Extend

Partition / Extended : Logical Drives
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05 Feb 2014   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
You can make another partition out of the unallocated space, but use partition wizard instead of windows, or you can always make an extended partition then make a logical partition.
He already seems to have 4 primaries - as far as I can decypher on these blurry pics. He cannot make ANY new partition. Dynamics would be guarenteed.
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05 Feb 2014   #8
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

He already made one as he said in the first post

It's an unallocated partition, you can start at step #4 of this tutorial,

Partition or Volume - Create New
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05 Feb 2014   #9
TheBlindMan12v

Dual boot config with Windows 7 Home premium 64bit & Windows 8.1 64bit
 
 

Sorry about the previous picture. Had snapped it with the phone.


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05 Feb 2014   #10
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You have 3 Primaries now, like I said, install Partition Wizard to make a 4th Primary if that`s what you want, don`t use Disk Management.

You only have 29 GBs there, I would just add it to C

What you want to do is steal some space from D
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