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Mike4C

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Hi ,I have a windows XP media center edition 2002 I have 2 hard drives 250 gb each. one is 90 % full the other is almost empty.Is there a way to get the other drive to pick up the slack ? Can I move files from one drive to the other. I have a lot of picture on my computer,i would like to move them to the other drive if that is possible. thanks Mike

Edited by Mike4C, 18 November 2009 - 01:35 PM.

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I have 2 hard drives 250 gb each one is 90 % full the other is almost empty

You have two hard drives and both are 90% full but one is almost empty?
Confusion has set in. :) :) :)
If I understand your question you can move DATA over which would include the pictures as you state. Programs can not be moved over without doing some changing of paths or re installation.
The other option is to change where programs save data to.
I hope this answers your question. Please let me know and I will monitor this topic for you.
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I forgot the period. one is 90% full the other is almost empty.I would like to know how to move my pictures to the other hard drive. Thanks again Mike
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The easiest way is to open up a windows explorer window.
I assume the 1st 250gb drive is C drive and the other 250gb drive is D drive.
Explore (locate) the files you want on C and click on the folder (or files) and drag them to where you want them on the D (other drive).

This is a copy and paste function.
A little tutorial on copy and paste
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Thanks 123Runner
Sorry Mike4C I was away for a bit.
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the only thing on the D drive is the recovery software,should I use a partition to separate them? thank you Mike
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Recovery software for what?
It is not for this system is it?
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I'm not sure , I stumbled across it. If I remember right it was Angel something, it said recovery` and warned not to move or add to it. I'm sorry not very good with this stuff. I tried to find it , but I can not. the hard drive has 150 mb used - 232 GB unused. It sounds like I have some room there. thanks Mike
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Sounds like you have a C drive and a D drive as 1 physical drive and another physical drive that might be called E.

I am only guessing at the letters.

Go to start...
Go to run....
Type in compmgmt.msc and hit ok
On the left under storage, expand "disk management".

Get a screenshot please
To do a screenshot please have click on your Print Screen on your keyboard. It is normally the key above your number pad between the F12 key and the Scroll Lock key
Now go to Start and then to All Programs
Scroll to Accessories and then click on Paint
In the Empty White Area click and hold the CTRL key and then click the V
Go to the File option at the top and click on Save as
Save as file type JPEG and save it to your Desktop


Attach it to your next reply
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I hope this works here it is

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I know why I could not find what was on the D drive .It was restore that I seen, and it was on the E drive. I guess I do not know what is on the D drive. sorry if I am confusing you. Thanks Mike
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It looks to be E is the recovery but that is a huge recovery partition at 5 gigs
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The one drive has the C and E partition and is full.
The D drive is your other 250gb drive. It is empty.
The E is probably a recovery partition although it is large for that. We can only guess at it being a recovery because you did not tell us the make and model.

Move your data to the D drive.
NOTE: You can not move programs.
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Gateway 7200s Media center Microsoft XP service pack 3 2GB ram DDR sdram pc3200 duel channel Hard drive 500GB 2-250 serial ATA 100 7200 rpm processor Intel Pentium 4 550 (3.40GHZ )
Is there a way to combine the C and D drives to make them one? Or will the D drive come on line when the C is completely full ?Thanks Mike

Edited by Mike4C, 20 November 2009 - 03:10 PM.

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Is there a way to combine drive c and D to make one drive? What do I have to do to make the computer use the D drive ? Thanks Mike
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