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25 Nov 2011   #11
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Senteaf View Post
I can't help you.

I see that Lenovo says not to shrink C because "Onekey recovery may no longer work".

But I don't see why that should be.

Normally, a shrink will only shrink to a certain size. If the shrinking process runs into files that shouldn't be moved, it will stop the shrink.

All I can suggest is to do your own research and contact Lenovo or drill into Google and try to get more details.


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25 Nov 2011   #12
Senteaf

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Why exactly do you need to move this personal data if it is using the same amount of disk space on another partition?

You can actually link your User folders to another data partition you create, but this is for the purpose of keeping your OS backup image smaller. What other reason do you have, if not that?

I will read the link as the issue is not familar.
Yes this is the reason. I want to keep my OS backup image smaller. This is exactly why I don't want my personal data on my OS partition.
I will create another partition to move my personal data into and then I will save the OS backup image on that same partition.

This is just temporary.

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Senteaf View Post
I can't help you.

I see that Lenovo says not to shrink C because "Onekey recovery may no longer work".

But I don't see why that should be.

Normally, a shrink will only shrink to a certain size. If the shrinking process runs into files that shouldn't be moved, it will stop the shrink.

All I can suggest is to do your own research and contact Lenovo or drill into Google and try to get more details.
I will research more I guess. Thanks for your help!
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25 Nov 2011   #13
gregrocker

 

If that Lenovo forums post relates to your model then I think you should heed it. But it states that the models are issued with a D Data partition to keep your data safe during Recovery of C, so why do you not have one?

Are you able to make Factory Recovery Disks? You could choose to rely on them, or to rely more on a Win7 backup image which would restore what you have now already set up: Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

If you decide to proceed you might lose the hotlink but with the Recovery Disks to set the machine back to factory state, and a Win7 backup image to return it to the state it is now, you may choose not to keep the Recovery partition if it stops running.

Here is how to link User folders to a new data partition: User Folders - Change Default Location
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25 Nov 2011   #14
Senteaf

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post

If that Lenovo forums post relates to your model then I think you should heed it. But it states that the models are issued with a D Data partition to keep your data safe during Recovery of C, so why do you not have one?

Are you able to make Factory Recovery Disks? You could choose to rely on them, or to rely more on a Win7 backup image which would restore what you have now already set up: Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
Actually now that I looked at the models, mine is not there but I still don't want to try unless I am certain it won't corrupt my recovery partition.

I have made these factory disks, but if I use them I will lose my personal data.
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25 Nov 2011   #15
Senteaf

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
If you decide to proceed you might lose the hotlink but with the Recovery Disks to set the machine back to factory state, and a Win7 backup image to return it to the state it is now, you may choose not to keep the Recovery partition if it stops running.

Here is how to link User folders to a new data partition: User Folders - Change Default Location
thank you it is a good idea, but only when I have external HD to save my backup on will I try.
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25 Nov 2011   #16
gregrocker

 

That Lenovo bulletin apparently doesn't apply to your model G560.

It says specifically it only applies to Lenovo 3000 Y410, IdeaPad Y510, IdeaPad Y710, and Lenovo 3000 K100 Desktops
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25 Nov 2011   #17
Senteaf

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

So can I shrink it or not?
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25 Nov 2011   #18
gregrocker

 

If there is no similar warning for your model Lenovo then I don't know why you can't use Disk Management to safely shrink C. This has never been an issue I've seen except with reinstalls. I see no warnings for your model when I google the issue.

It appears the models in question had a D Data partition added so that users wouldn't shrink C because it causes loss of hotlink.

I would call or chat with Lenovo Tech Support which is included free for the first year to be certain of this.
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