Hard Drive Partition

By sherrybrown
Dec 30, 2003
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  1. I am sure this is a silly question.

    I partitioned my 40 G HD to C: = 10 and d: = 30.

    If I want to change it to 20 and 20 can I do that without having to reinstall my programs on c:. I don't have anything right now on d:

    Thanks in advance for help.

    Sherry
  2. ak_in_charge

    ak_in_charge Newcomer, in training Posts: 137

    If you don't have anything stored on the D: why did you make that your larger partition? Anyway I would say that if you don't have anything really important on your HD just to format and start over. You can always just make a backup and go from there.
  3. Masque

    Masque TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,212

    I agree with ak, though with 3rd party vendor software such as Partition Magic and such, it "may" be possible to repartition without losing anything. If you were going the other direction (making c: smaller), it might be a little tougher though.
  4. Krugger

    Krugger Newcomer, in training Posts: 210

    partition magic can easily do this for you. it can take some time to do it but it can reallocate the space.
  5. Nodsu

    Nodsu Newcomer, in training Posts: 9,431

    All you need is a partition resizing program. Since you don't have anything on D: then the whole process will take less than 10 minutes (if you manage to get it right).

    There aren't many programs around that can resize NTFS partitions. If you have formatted C: as NTFS you have a choice between Partition Magic and Partition Commander. If C: happens to be a FAT32 filesystem then there are many programs out there that can do the resizing for you.
  6. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,201   +229

    You can also use Ghost if you have a seperate machine to use as a ghost server. You'd make a ghost image of your C drive then repartition normally - then put down the original 10 gig ghost image over the 20 gig partition you newly made. The easiest way is going to be with Partition magic or some other partitioning software though.
  7. NoisySilence

    NoisySilence Newcomer, in training Posts: 184

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