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How do I remove partitions from second internal drive

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October 14, 2012 3:07:10 PM

Have two internal hard drives.
Thought would be good to partition them for organization.
Have found that this slows Lightroom down.

Can I unpartition without changing or losing any of the the files?

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October 14, 2012 3:14:23 PM

using partition magic, it's possible. I'm sure there are other 3rd party software out there that I'm unaware of. I would back up the files you don't want to lose, regardless.
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October 14, 2012 3:25:54 PM

Thank you for help. Both partitions are very full, not room to move files from one into another.
I am copying all of the files to an external drive now.
Then will use one of the suggestions above. Is one partition program better? Or is the win 7 partition ok?
a b $ Windows 7
October 14, 2012 4:00:54 PM

Win 7 Disk Manager will do when working with partitions other than 'C'. I've used Easeus for years without a problem, the interface is simplicity itself. Employs a 'slider' technique to expand/contract partitions.
October 15, 2012 4:27:00 AM

Ok fixed second drive no problems. Didn't even need my backup.
First drive has:
A small section or partition which is reserved
then C: with 96 Gb, with operating system and program files, etc, 80% full.
I added D: and called it My Data, don't remember why, it's about 30% full.
and Unallocated space of 33Gb that is empty.
I tried to use the free partition from EasUS to add the Unallocated to C:. I use my desktop for a lot of semi- Temporary holding folders.
Will C: expand into the Unallocated space if it needs to?
I couldn't see a war to add the 33Gb of space to C: so it would have more room.
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October 15, 2012 6:08:29 AM

OK I'll try to set up a similar scenario on my experimental laptop... not sure why you can't expand C into the unallocated 33gig, may be due to the physical location of the space. Are you able to post a screenshot of the EaseUS screen, Home Page?

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October 15, 2012 6:50:42 AM
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Sussed it. You have to move the unallocated space so that it is physically next to the C drive. Choose 'resize/move ' D and expand D into the unallocated space. Now use the slider on the other end of D to create as much unallocated space as you want to increase C by on the left hand side of the bar representing D. OK that screen. Now you'll see the unallocated space between C and D. Expand C into the new unallocated space. OK then Apply. Your machine will shut down in order to complete before booting into Windows.
October 16, 2012 12:59:31 AM

dodger46 said:
Sussed it. You have to move the unallocated space so that it is physically next to the C drive. Choose 'resize/move ' D and expand D into the unallocated space. Now use the slider on the other end of D to create as much unallocated space as you want to increase C by on the left hand side of the bar representing D. OK that screen. Now you'll see the unallocated space between C and D. Expand C into the new unallocated space. OK then Apply. Your machine will shut down in order to complete before booting into Windows.



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