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Windows 7: How do i organize my partitions?

15 Jan 2010   #1

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How do i organize my partitions?

When i installed windows7 it came with 2 partitions c: and d:
everything is on c: and d: its clean
I would like to use c: just for the os and programs and d: just for data.
how do i do that?

Thanks.


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15 Jan 2010   #2

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You could start by reading this Brink's tutorial about relocating user folders. It gives you a good idea.

Kari
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15 Jan 2010   #3

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Thank you Kari. That's what i was looking for.
In fact i was already reading here some threads like that and as i thought it's not as easy as to drag n drop the folders. I really don't understand how doesn't windows as this option on install.
Anyway, since i already installed to many programs that need access to those folders on c: i think i'll just delete d: and continue to work on c: ...isn't this a good option? If it is can someone please point me the way on how to do this please? do i need to start a new thread with this question?
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15 Jan 2010   #4

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kasparovski View Post
Thank you Kari. That's what i was looking for.
In fact i was already reading here some threads like that and as i thought it's not as easy as to drag n drop the folders. I really don't understand how doesn't windows as this option on install.
Anyway, since i already installed to many programs that need access to those folders on c: i think i'll just delete d: and continue to work on c: ...isn't this a good option? If it is can someone please point me the way on how to do this please? do i need to start i new thread with this question?
One drawback to having everything on one partition is it will take much longer to do OS backups, which should be done frequently.
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15 Jan 2010   #5

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Again comes Brink to rescue wit his tutorials:
  1. Partition or Volume - Delete
  2. Partition or Volume - Extend
Read tutorial 1 to learn how to delete partition D:. Continue with tutorial 2 to learn how to extend your C: by joining the freed space from deleting D: to C:.

Kari

P.S. Did not notice your original post was your first one, so welcome to the Seven Forums, Kasparovski. You could start your journey with us by checking out our outstanding Tutorials section.
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16 Jan 2010   #6

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One drawback to having everything on one partition is it will take much longer to do OS backups, which should be done frequently.
So far only made backups of my most important files to dvds on xp. I doubt i'll be doing OS backups in windows7... if anything went wrong i'd just reinstall everything. What are the arguments for OS backups (btw you mean operating system backups right ?)?

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Again comes Brink to rescue wit his tutorials:
  1. Partition or Volume - Delete
  2. Partition or Volume - Extend
Read tutorial 1 to learn how to delete partition D:. Continue with tutorial 2 to learn how to extend your C: by joining the freed space from deleting D: to C:.

Kari

P.S. Did not notice your original post was your first one, so welcome to the Seven Forums, Kasparovski. You could start your journey with us by checking out our outstanding Tutorials section.
Thanks kari... followed his tutorial and everything went ok. Amazing forum.
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