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Get rid of separate drives.. and change target for "my" fold


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Hey. I don't really know what category this should be in but I think this should be fine..

First, when I bought my computer, somebody made a few different drives for every member of the family (see picture below).. but now I am the only user of the computer and I would like to only keep one or two drives.. How do I get rid of the extra ones?

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Second matter, I found how to change the target of the My Documents shortcut in the start menu but I'd want to change the target of My Pictures and My Music as well. Is it possible?

Thank you.
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Nobody knows.. ? :)
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Click
Start-Run
copy and paste this string in the run box-

%SystemRoot%\system32\compmgmt.msc /s

click on disk management and you can work with your partitions here
be sure to consult the help file
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Hi CMPM. I did as you said and I got rid of the drives I didn't want.
but now they are marked as "free space".

I tried going into DISKPART and select volume.. extend [size=##] and it doesnt seem like doing anything..
I just want to extend my partitions.

and is it possible to just switch partitions cuz my C is on my 40GB HDrive and I got an extra 160.. and I'd like to have the C: on my 160GB hard drive.. if thas not possible.. i'll live with it but I would now just like to have them extended to full capacity...

Thanks!
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if there is nothing on the 160, you can format it.
the command is in the disk management console
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And you can use this trial version to migrate to the 160 from the 40.

Be sure to read the instructions carefully and follow them.
It works, I've used it myself.

http://www.acronis.c...ts/migrateeasy/
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You should be REALLY carefull when you're going to mess around with your partitions.
Not following instructions carefully might get you formatting your C:\ (or important data) drive.

I don't think it's possible to simply 'switch' over your C:\ drive to the other hard drive.
Also. About the free space you made. You should format the new space into a Partition.
You can NOT add this space to any other partition as that would require you to format the partition.

If you want aditional information about this. Feel free to ask.

EDIT: About your My Documents question.
Right click "My Documents" hit propertier, enter a new path and select "Move"

Regards,
Olrik

Edited by Artellos, 16 May 2008 - 02:42 AM.

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Partition Magic has been around for years but it costs. Gparted is a free tool for manipulating partitions.

This is a Linux tool but it handles NTFS and most other file systems.
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Artellos,

Acronis' MigrateEasy will move the entire operating system-all files and settings to a new hard drive if it's formated and on the same computer. I did actually use it and it works.

There is a 15 day trial for it and it is fully functional.
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I wasn't doubting if the program worked or not.
You always have a risk with partitions, copying, moving etc.
My advice would be to back up your important data before you use any of this sort of software.

Regards,
Olrik
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Yes, backing up is always a good idea.

It's the only function of this software is to change to a new hard drive.
The drive that did have xp on it is then made usable but it does not have xp anymore.
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hmm so what's the "diskpart" thing.. .and expand.. it says it hsould expand the partitions but.. yeah..

and thanks artellos but i alreayd know how to move the my documents.. but not my pictures and my music

Edited by daviiiiiiid, 16 May 2008 - 07:32 AM.

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and thanks artellos but i alreayd know how to move the my documents.. but not my pictures and my music

It should automaticly go over. The My Pictures and My Music etc are INSIDE my documents folder.
Could you post a screenshot of what you mean? (A picture says more then 1000 words)

Regards,
Olrik
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