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Windows 7: Expanding a partition - not sure where to post this

25 Mar 2012   #11

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IcarusII View Post
Is there any point or reason to me having this partition anyone? Or should i just collapse it into my data partition and use a folder as suggested?
I used to do it your way myself, but don't any longer.

It appealed to my over-developed sense of organization.

But---you can appeal to that with a folder structure just as easily.

More than one partition can lead to running out of space due to guessing wrong about what size they should be, but I'll certainly grant you that is much less of an issue in this time of huge drives.

Really, it's mostly personal preference and habit, like a lot of things with PCs.

In my case, my desire for simplicity and most efficient use of space overrode any other reasons.

If you have only one data partition, you only have to back up one data partition. I backup my images just like they were jpgs, videos, or anything else.

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I would also go with folders in a bigger partition. It gives you are more flexible use of space.
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