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Windows 7: Partition or Volume - Create New

09 Mar 2010   #160
provlima

 
 

Wolfgang...thank you for your message

So I understand that:

the individual file folders (Documents, Pictures, Music, and Videos) must first be created in the D Drive

The contents of those individual data folders on the C Drive are then moved to their respective D Drive folders by using the folder Properties > Location tab > Move (to the newly created folders)

Will that only move the files in the respective folders and not the old folder itself?

What will happen to the user file and its contents on the C drive??

Will the Windows 7 libraries folders remain on the C drive but when opened will contain the respective files which reside on the D drive??
Thank you for your help


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09 Mar 2010   #161
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by provlima View Post
Wolfgang...thank you for your message

So I understand that:

the individual file folders (Documents, Pictures, Music, and Videos) must first be created in the D Drive

The contents of those individual data folders on the C Drive are then moved to their respective D Drive folders by using the folder Properties > Location tab > Move (to the newly created folders)

Will that only move the files in the respective folders and not the old folder itself?

What will happen to the user file and its contents on the C drive??

Will the Windows 7 libraries folders remain on the C drive but when opened will contain the respective files which reside on the D drive??
Thank you for your help
I think you understood the principle. It will physically move the folders and its content. They will no more be on C. Libraries will not be touched - they are not really folders. They are just an index concept.
If you ever decided to move the folders back to C, you do that again with the Location tab (which btw. you would lose if you did not create those named folders on the data partition first and only moved to the partition itself - that is a minor mess). Then the original folders will be recreated on C.
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10 Mar 2010   #162
DwightStegall

Windows Vista
 
 
Need Way to Create Restroe Points

I Got a new Asus G72 Notebook with Win 7 Home 64-bit yesterday with a 500 gb hard drive. It only has drive C:\

I would like to know how to create drive D:\ to create restore points or can I just use an 8 gb flash drive for this? I would rather use a Flash Drive. Creating partitions would probably give me head ache.
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10 Mar 2010   #163
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

1. The first thing I would do is shrink this 500GB partition - it will probably let you shrink about 240GBs off. There is no need to have such a huge C partition. Even if you have no use for the space you shrunk, leave it unallocated for now until you know what to do with it - maybe a seperate data partition. Watch my on the matter. It is archy simple to create a partition.

2. For the restore points you need no seperate partition. In fact they always reside in the partition to which they belong. This is different for images. They go on a seperate partition or drive - preferably on an external disk.

3. USB sticks are of no use in this whole context.
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10 Mar 2010   #164
provlima

 
 
Trying to shrink my c drive & create llogical partition

I have a Dell 1520 Inspiron Laptop (VISTA) with a 136GB C Drive.



The C Drive is showing 56GB free in "my Computer"


When I attempt to shrink my C Drive in Disk Management it shows
Total Size 139,715MB (appr 136GB)

Available Shrink Space 4,331MB (appr 4GB)

Total Size after shrink 135,384MB (appr 132GB)



Why the discrepancy?? Shouldn't the Available shrink space be in the vicinity of the 56GB that "My Computer" shows???
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10 Mar 2010   #165
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by provlima View Post
I have a Dell 1520 Inspiron Laptop (VISTA) with a 136GB C Drive.



The C Drive is showing 56GB free in "my Computer"


When I attempt to shrink my C Drive in Disk Management it shows
Total Size 139,715MB (appr 136GB)

Available Shrink Space 4,331MB (appr 4GB)

Total Size after shrink 135,384MB (appr 132GB)



Why the discrepancy?? Shouldn't the Available shrink space be in the vicinity of the 56GB that "My Computer" shows???
One would think so, but that is not the case. High up on the disk resides the MFT (master file table). And you cannot shrink beyond that - at least not with windows facilities. Read more here.
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12 Mar 2010   #166
yurhi

Windows 7
 
 
Problem to create a partition

Hello guys,

this image shows what happened to me
i do all the steps when I go to click "finish" this message shows up to me...

What should I do ???

Its a Compaq Presario cq61
I will appreciate your help
Thanks !!!!!


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12 Mar 2010   #167
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Yurhi, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you are doing this with Disk 0, then you are getting this warning since you already have the limit of 4 primary partitions on a hard disk and trying to shrink a partition in the middle to create another one. Since it is really not recommended to convert the disk that Windows 7 is on to dynamic, then you will not be able to do this using Disk Management.

You might see if you can using the free Partition Wizard Home Edition instead to create a logical or extended partition for a new partition. However, with 2 OEM recovery partitions and the other 2 that you cannot delete, you may still not be able to on Disk 0.
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12 Mar 2010   #168
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You have to get rid of one of those primaries - possibly the recovery partition after you burnt your recovery DVDs and made an image of your system. Then you need to create an Extended partition to get back to creating more partitions. But as Brink says, 4 primaries gets you stuck - ideally you want 3 primaries and 1 extended.
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12 Mar 2010   #169
yurhi

Windows 7
 
 

thanks guys...

But the problem is that I just got last sunday the laptop, i havent done anything to it yet and it is a HP as you can see in the first picture. a windows explore screen shows that I have 3 primaries partitions:

1-local disk
2-recovery
3-hp-tools

and the second screen shows that I have 4 primaries partitions

1-local disk
2-hp-tools
3-recovery
4-SYSTEM

all those 4 partitions already came in the laptop, cause the windows 7 was already installed.

my questions are:

1- Can I just CUT what is inside of the Hp-tools partition and COPY to the Recovery partition and then use this partition for all my files and rename the partition later on ?

2- What the heck is the SYSTEM partition, can I just delete that ?

3-Please, can you give me step by step tutorial to help me be able to create more partitions ?

Thank you very much !


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