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jst42day

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Hi, everybody.
I could use a bit of help due to the fact that I've never done these before.
I have 3 partitions.
C is supposed to be for the OS, XP Pro w/SP2. However I also see other files on it, such as Apple Updater etc..
D was to be used for programs such as Avira AV, AVG AS, program files and generally whatever I could put there so as to leave C as close to just the OS as I could.
E was for iTunes and WMP and all the tracks.

Now I'm finding portions of the iTunes, as an example, program on all 3 partitions.
How can I do the following:
1. Resize my partitions without losing any info.
2. Move files and folders to different partitions. ( I'm using NTFS ).

Thanks for any help.
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Hello, and welcome to Geeks To Go.
This topic could fill volumes.
Please go here to start.
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hfcg (I finally realised it's not hfcq!), that's a Vista site. Even though all or most of it applies to XP, do you have a similar one for XP?
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If you look around here you may find something.
Hippie freak computer q?
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Hippie freak computer q?

the Q is for queen :)

for resizing your partitions you could investigate the use of Norton's Partition magic (which ain't free) or GParted which is free

i've used GParted numerous times to resize active partitions without any problems...they've got some great documentation and the product runs from CD

for either GParted or Partition magic you've GOT to defrag the drive completely before resizing and you've got to run a CHKDISK on the drive before and after the resize....other than that it's pretty easy to shrink or grow your partitions

moving files and folders (as long as you're not talking about program files or folders) is as easy as dragging them around in explorer....moving programs....well that's better done by uninstalling and reinstalling the program.

also as a note...even if you choose to install a program to a seperate partition....some parts of it will always show up in the system partition (C:\)because they've got to be there to work with windows...
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the Q is for queen

Time to change my name to HFCG.
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Hippie Freak Computer Guru! It rocks!
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