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Windows 7: Used Paragon Migrate OS To SSD (Success):Now Disk Management Confusion

07 Jun 2013   #11
billbruen

Win 7 Home Premium 64-Bit SP1
 
 

I also relettered my three external drives as, 'J, 'K', 'L'

Disk 0 ('D'), ('H') is bit of a mystery....don't know how it got split into two partitions.

As it's just a storage drive now, I guess it's safe to merge the partitions, or even reformat?


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09 Jun 2013   #12
billbruen

Win 7 Home Premium 64-Bit SP1
 
 

Well, this thread appears to have died the death, so let me try another allied question.

I'm looking to increase the free space on my 'C' drive SSD. The Users folder there (138Gb), looks very tempting to try and move to another HDD.

I can see on the Interweb that this is apparently possible: some claim to have done it successfully: the methods of doing it vary: some say dangerous, don't do it.........

Has anybody in here done this successfully, and if so what was your method.
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09 Jun 2013   #13
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Yes, you can move the user files to a new location. See option 2 User Folders - Change Default Location

Also, when you used Paragon Migrate, did you go into bios and change the boot options? List your SSD as the hard drive to boot to?
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09 Jun 2013   #14
billbruen

Win 7 Home Premium 64-Bit SP1
 
 

Thanks for pointing me towards that post.....I'll give it a try.

Yes I did change the Boot options.....as I indicated, I had/have no problems with booting, it was just the confusing picture presented by Disk Management that offended my sensibilities!

I have given up trying to understand what caused the Disk Man confusion......instead, I have just set about 'changing' the Disk Man 'picture' of my hard disks, so that they look 'right' to me.

By dint of renaming, relettering, reformatting, deleting old 'Windows' folders, getting rid of my 'active' disks and using Diskpart to get rid of my Dynamic disk, I have pretty well achieved what I wanted.

BTW, I found Diskpart to be extremely useful (never used it before). It can achieve what a lot of Partition Managers apparently can't, when it comes to handling 'dynamic' disks.

For what it's worth, two other free utility programs I wouldn't be without for cleaning up my disks are: 'Take Ownership'
Add "Take Ownership" to Explorer Right-Click Menu in Win 7 or Vista
and 'Unlocker' UNLOCKER 1.9.2 BY CEDRICK 'NITCH' COLLOMB
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09 Jun 2013   #15
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Diskpart is very useful, as are the take ownership and these too


Take Ownership Shortcut
Context Menu - Add Copy To Folder and Move To Folder
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