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C drive full how can I extend without losing data on d partition

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July 24, 2010 2:55:51 PM

Hi, My C drive is full how can I extend the partition without overwrite the D partition.

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Dave.
July 24, 2010 3:46:35 PM

Assuming both partitions are on the same drive, have you tried using Partition Magic yet?
July 25, 2010 7:09:29 AM

Thanks Vertigo5, If I extend the D partition to make room for extending C will C not overwrite the information that was on the D drive?

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Surgeon
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July 25, 2010 1:56:45 PM

You cannot do both.

If you have a single physical drive divided into 2 partitions, the only way to extend one is to shrink the other.

I have never lost data with Partition Magic, but to be safe, you should back up all data before using it.

August 1, 2010 2:55:00 PM

Thank you jsc.
August 4, 2010 1:11:09 PM

Sorry jsc, I still sit with the problem. The C drive is right up against the D drive. I have an external USB drive but Partition magic does not seem to pick it up otherwise I could transfer my D drive to the external drive whilst I sorted out my main drive.

Dave.
a c 84 G Storage
August 4, 2010 3:49:25 PM

surgeon said:
Sorry jsc, I still sit with the problem. The C drive is right up against the D drive. I have an external USB drive but Partition magic does not seem to pick it up otherwise I could transfer my D drive to the external drive whilst I sorted out my main drive.

Dave.


If you have only data files, not programs on the D drive, just copy all of the contents over to the external drive, expand C:, and copy the files back to D:. You will need to make sure you don't have any linked data on D: though such as a page file or program installations and/or settings.
August 4, 2010 3:56:34 PM

Thank you, but is there some way I can get P.P. to recognise my external USB drive. I do have some programs on the D partition. My second hard drive I use for a special project so i cannot use this one

Dave.
August 6, 2010 3:55:38 PM

I have created a third partition on my main drive (E) how do I now copy D to E please?

Dave.
August 6, 2010 4:01:46 PM

Help I am nearly there

Anxious Surgeon
a c 84 G Storage
August 6, 2010 4:09:20 PM

If you have programs installed on the D: drive you can't just move them, it's the same issue if you just copy the data to an external drive. The path is set in the registry and the programs will fail to run.

To just copy the files though, select them all, hit Ctrl-C, click on the E drive and hit Ctrl-V

Have you checked if you can free any space on the C drive by deleting TEMP files, maybe moving the swap file over? I don't like partitioning a single drive into multiple drives for this exact reason, almost every single time you end up needing more space than what you planned for.
August 6, 2010 7:19:58 PM

Thanks hang-the-9. I will get back to you.

Surgeon.
August 9, 2010 9:40:37 AM

Many Thanks hang-the-9 I did as you you recommended and have succeeded.

Surgeon.
May 2, 2011 8:08:25 AM

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May 2, 2011 8:12:24 AM

Hi,
reading through the script will show you all the methods I tried. The latter answer did the trick.
Many thanks to you all.
Surgeon.
May 9, 2011 9:54:43 AM

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What's your OS? In windows 7/2008/VISTA the built-in Disk Management could help you extend C drive when there's some free space behind it, or you could not increase it. And you could also use some third-party partition software sun as : Gpard, Disk Director or Partition Assisatnt. Here, you could refer to this article about "how to extend C drive"
http://www.partition-magic.org/server/increase-free-dis...


Thank you michaeljj,

thanks for the information.

Surgeon
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