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whats the best way to partition my laptop hard drive?
I have a pretty decent spec laptop with a 750GB hard drive, at the moment there is just big "C" drive within both the OS, installed applications and my library files on it. Is there a better way of using the space with multiple partition etc and if so what are the idea ways that some of the more "PC Friendly" people currently use?
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|04 Jul 2013||#2|
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You can always keep another partition for storage. A purpose to keep another one for data is to move the User folders to it so it keeps the C partition smaller for imaging purposed. Then if C ever becomes irreparable you can reimage the OS and Programs to C in 20 minutes while your data is waiting and current in D partition.
To do this shrink C to create a new partition, copy your active User folders (Docs, Pics, Music, etc) there, rightclick each to add to related Library - Include a Folder - Windows 7 Forums.
Once everything is there you can delete the content of the User folder on C. But keep C in the Library so you can see if anything gets written there.
If you use another imaging apps besides Windows 7 you can actually move the User folders themselves to the data partition as shown here: User Folders - Change Default Location. However with Windows 7 backup imaging it would deem the new data partition a System partition and force inclusion of it in the image, which defeats the purpose of keeping C smaller for imaging purposes.
Once you're working with your user folder data like this you can also consider a modern backup and syncing method like shown here in Sync, Backup and Store your Files to the Cloud with Skydrive - Windows 7 Forums
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