|30 Nov 2013||#1|
Can I merge two partitions on the same HDD?
I currently have a WD 750GB Scorpio Blue HDD and I wanted to know if I could merge partitions as currently C: is a small partition of 80GB and that contains the windows install (I clicked the wrong partition in a rush) and so I am left with the rest of the 600+GB as a new volume which contains all of my files and it is becoming a pain to get to my files quickly.
The reason I want to do this is I want to access Documents, Pictures, Videos etc without having to go onto Computer > New Volume > Documents/Pictures/Music, I just want to access it straight away the usual way via the Start Menu.
Can this be done without another Win install?
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|30 Nov 2013||#2|
I would use Partition Wizard. It can be done through windows, but the space to the right of C would have to be unallocated space, you would have to get all your data off the 600 GB partition first.
Again, Backup your data first.
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I would seriously consider keeping the 2 seperate partitions, you can always just copy and paste your documents to the My Documents folder on C. That way you can keep backups on the other partition and you can also store disk images on it.
If you want a large system partition, C, just make it at least 200 to 250 GBs.
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|01 Dec 2013||#4|
My 2 Cents Worth
You DON'T want just 1 partition. When (NOT if) you have to
reinstall Windows, you'll have to copy all of your data
to a safe place, reinstall and then re-copy all of your
data back to where it belongs.
I have a quick way to get to ANY folder I regularly need to get to.
I went to my C's Program Files folder and right clicked it
and clicked "Create shortcut".
Windows came up with that "Can't do it here" window and said
it can only be put on the desktop. I clicked yes and let it.
When I went to the shortcut and right-clicked it and went to
properties, I saw "C:\Program Files" in the Target line.
Now, say I want to open the Video Downloads folder I have on
my D Drive. Where that Program Files Shortcut said
"C:\Program Files" (BTW, the "" are put in by Windows) I change
it to C:\Windows\explorer.exe /n, /e, D:\Video Downloads
WITHOUT ANY ""'s. I double click on it and I go right to my
Video Downloads folder on my D Drive.
Want a second (or 3rd, 4th, 5th) quickie shortcut?
Just drag the folder away from where it is on your desktop while
holding down your Control key and you'll get a copy that you can
rename to, say My Music downloads and then change the Target to:
C:\Windows\explorer.exe /n, /e, D:\My Music
Now I'm a double click away from whatever folder I want.
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