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    Partitioned Hard Drive
    « on: September 06, 2013, 09:59:55 AM »
    I have what I assume is a partitioned hard drive in my Lenovo Vista 32 bit laptop.  I am getting messages that my drive C is full and I have to get rid of some files.  I put it through the CCleaner and got rid of some but apparently not enough.  It shows that Drive C has 29.5 GB of space and that is all taken up, however, Drive D has 105 GB of which very little has been used.  I've tried to move files to Drive D and the computer really doesn't want me to Cut & Paste from the Program Files to try and move them.  Is there an easy way to do this or to remove the partition so that there is just one Drive C and no Drive D or to make Drive D primary and have all downloaded programs go to Drive D?
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    Re: Partitioned Hard Drive
    « Reply #1 on: September 06, 2013, 10:14:59 AM »
    Post a screenshot of Disk Management...
    Normally on most laptops the D:\ drive contains the Recovery Partition...which you don't wanna mess with just in case of a crash.
       
     
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    Re: Partitioned Hard Drive
    « Reply #2 on: September 06, 2013, 11:16:39 AM »
    You can't really move installed programs between partitions or drives.  If the D: drive is not the recovery partition, which some are, it will be a data partition, and I would assume this to be the case due to the size of it - however, to be sure before proceeding, a screenshot would be best.
    Realistically, you need to find out what's actually taking up the space - is it programs?  Movies?  Music?  Photos?  Files can be easily moved, programs would need to be uninstalled and reinstalled in the new location.

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    Re: Partitioned Hard Drive
    « Reply #3 on: September 06, 2013, 12:29:34 PM »
    Delete old System Restore points.
    Recovery partition takes the place of CD's no longer being supplied.  If the hard drive fails, you have nothing.  Image backup the entire hard drive.