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Data Partition

Published by whs
20 Mar 2010
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This video tutorial explains how to create or delete a partition and how to tell the system to move the user data folders into that partition. It applies to Windows 7 and Vista. As a video, it addresses the more visually oriented audience and is supposed to complement Brink's exellent tutorial on the matter that you find here: How to Create a New Partition or Volume in Windows 7








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20 Mar 2010   #1
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Great tutorial whs...

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20 Mar 2010   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Great tutorial whs...
Thanks.
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24 Mar 2010   #3
kiwigal

Windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 
Great Info

Many, many thanks - that was just in time - I had tried and decided to wiat!!
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24 Mar 2010   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kiwigal View Post
Many, many thanks - that was just in time - I had tried and decided to wiat!!
I am glad the tutorial helped you to proceed.
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29 Jun 2010   #5
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Nice job Wolfgang!
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03 Jul 2010   #6
eldinv

DOS^
 
 

If I were to install Windows 7, and I have that data partition, can both windows 7 and Vista use that one data partition.
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04 Jul 2010   #7
eldinv

DOS^
 
 

Hello sorry for asking again, maybe what I asked didn't make too much sens. If i install Windows 7 as a dual boot with Vista, can they both share the data partition partition. Meaning can I change the locations of the folders like documents, music, and videos. Both in vista and in Windows 7, I already redirected the folders in Vista.
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04 Jul 2010   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eldinv View Post
if i were to install windows 7, and i have that data partition, can both windows 7 and vista use that data partition
Absolutely. That is what I always do. I create the data partition from the Vista side and then I just make a library of those folders (Music, Pictures, etc.) on the Windows 7 side. Very easy and convenient.
Initially it may bark at you because of a permission problem, but that is easy to fix in the security tab of Properties.
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29 Sep 2010   #9
ViperMWC

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit - SP1
 
 
Most Useful :)

Many thanks Wolfgang,

Nice straight forward run through of what I wanted to know.
Have already created the partition I needed
Great idea doing it as a video !!
All the best,
Mick C.
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