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Saurabhdua

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    Computer running low on storage space!?
    « on: February 13, 2018, 12:44:40 AM »
    Hello members!

    Please refer to the enclosed pictorial description & help suggest on the following please !  :-

    1) Is there a way to expand C: to ameliorate this low storage concern?

    2) Why this 'system reserved' partition (G:) has started appearing all of a sudden ? It wasn't showing up under 'My Computer' until yesterday!?

    Inputs will be sincerely appreciated.
    Thank you.

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    OS Name   Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
    Version   10.0.16299 Build 16299


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    Mark.



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    Re: Computer running low on storage space!?
    « Reply #1 on: February 13, 2018, 01:29:19 AM »
    there are various options available to you.

    be ruthless on C:\ and re-locate all your User folders (like Docs, Pics, Music etc) to another drive like D:\ or E:\.
    this is done by right clicking those User folders and selecting the Location tab.
    also free up space by relocating the pagefile to another drive, delete the hibernation file, reducing Restore Points to 1% or disabling them altogether and reducing the Recycle Bin size.

    but those are stop-gap measures, ideally you should backup the contents of D:\ and E:\ to some other medium, then delete those two partitions, that will combine those two 20GB's with the unallocated 830GB partition then you can expand C:\ to take up all that space.

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      Re: Computer running low on storage space!?
      « Reply #2 on: February 13, 2018, 02:04:10 AM »
      Hello Mark.

      Thanks for the reply.

      What about that 'System reserved' - G: ? It wasn't showing up before !? What made it appear all of a sudden?

      & how to bid it a permanent goodbye?

      & lastly, isn't there an innovative way to merge some portion of an already available unallocated space to expand C: ?

      Yes I can tong a hammer on D: & E: quite easily to follow on what you suggested...but does there exist some innovative approach to achieve this purpose?

      Thanks.

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      Re: Computer running low on storage space!?
      « Reply #3 on: February 13, 2018, 05:03:10 AM »
      I wouldn't worry about the System Reserved partition, just leave it alone.  I would pretty much do what Mark. suggested, back up D: and E: somewhere else then delete those 2 partitions.  Instead of expanding C: to take up all of the now unallocated space, I would expand the C: partition to about 120GB, then use the rest of the drive as a D: partition.  Then use C: only for the OS and programs, use D: only for data storage.

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        Re: Computer running low on storage space!?
        « Reply #4 on: February 13, 2018, 10:49:27 AM »
        Thank you very much!

        This turned out to be the 'Best' resolution indeed! totally effortless & convenient.

        Thank you Mark. &  Thank you strollin for not making me go through some cumbersome process of any 3rd-party application!

        Goodbye & all the very Best !

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        Re: Computer running low on storage space!?
        « Reply #5 on: February 17, 2018, 11:49:53 AM »
        Glad to know.