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Windows 7: Could really use Some HDD Partitioning help.

26 Jan 2012   #1
GingyGFX

Windows 7
 
 
Could really use Some HDD Partitioning help.

One day I booted up my comp & My HDD was Partitioned into 2 Parts. My C: Drive Also my Boot Drive has Windows 7 on it while The other Half of my HDD My F: Drive has all my files on it. I was wondering how I could Merge these to Together without hurting or losing anything on my comp? Thanks in advance


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26 Jan 2012   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GingyGFX View Post
One day I booted up my comp & My HDD was Partitioned into 2 Parts. My C: Drive Also my Boot Drive has Windows 7 on it while The other Half of my HDD My F: Drive has all my files on it. I was wondering how I could Merge these to Together without hurting or losing anything on my comp? Thanks in advance
Why do you want to? Is there an over-riding reason to merge them?

Merging them is going to change a lot of things.
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26 Jan 2012   #3
DMHolt57

 
 

Basically, you want to move all the stuff on F: to C: then delete F: partition, this will make the space 'unallocated', then you can merge it with C: and have all your stuff on one partition.
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26 Jan 2012   #4
GingyGFX

Windows 7
 
 

Because I boot off my C: Drive & That drive only has like 10gb but its mostly taken up by Windows 7 So I dont have room to download Programs
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26 Jan 2012   #5
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

DMHolt has it right.

Move your files off of F.

Then you should be able to do what you need to do in Windows Disk Management.

You shouldn't have any problems as long as F contains only personal data.
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26 Jan 2012   #6
GingyGFX

Windows 7
 
 

Alright hope it works
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26 Jan 2012   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

This is not quite clear. I suggest you post a picture of your Disk Management and tell us what is on which partition - especially whether you have user data on C:.
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26 Jan 2012   #8
mrdemon

Windows 7 Home Pre
 
 

Oh dear.

Well I think you May have a little trouble if you DONT have the space on C:\ to move all the Data From F:\

So if this is the Case I suggest the Following, And plz Follow this too the "T"

1, open Disk manager.
2, Click on F:\ And select Shrink
3, Whats left over Format and move data over.
4, Delete the F:\ partition
5, Extend the C:\ partition
6, Move or leave the Data depending on how much space you have made for C:\

If you want 1 on 1 assistance MSN me.
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26 Jan 2012   #9
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

For most spinning hard drives it makes sense to have a separate OS/Installed programs partition and another - call it a data partition.
The ability to do sensible imaging is the reason.
Once you lump everything into one partition you must image the whole partition and these can become ridiculously large.

I recommend ~100GB for OS/program partition and use the rest for a data partition. This excludes additional partitions like System Reserved (TINY) and recovery partitions.

Once you backup your F: Partition resizing is straightforward. Even easier with free Partition Wizard.
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26 Jan 2012   #10
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

It would help us to help you if you upload a screenshot of your fully expanded disk management layout as requested earlier by whs.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums
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