Sectioning Hard drives?
The family computer hard drive has been sectioned to prevent anyone deleting system files. There is now a C,D,E,F and G drive. The drive is 30GB and the C drive is now at its full capacity.
I need to redistribute one of the sectioned drives back onto the C drive to create more space, how do i do this? can it be done via windows or is it a hardware issue?
- KokopelliLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
Get a program like Partition Magic; I have used this to do exactly what you are talking about. In order to add space to the C partition there will need to be space that can be used from another partition. Follow the instructions that come with the program.Source(s): From the Kokopelli "How to Get Along in Life Handbook" This answer is a finely tuned, precision instrument machined to tolerances of +/- .001" and was carefully handcrafted from the highest quality materials. No animals or plants were harmed in the answering of this question. Any similarity with any person, living or dead, is purely coincidental and unintended. Kokopelli say wipe buffalo dung off moccasins before entering hogan.
- PeachesLv 41 decade ago
To do it without loosing data, you will have to use a program like partition magic.
Second, how does partitioning prevent people from deleting system files? Why not give each person their own folder and use a single drive to avoid these issues, because I can assure you it will creep up again.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
If data on your hard disk is corrupted it is advisable to format the hard disk and reinstall the operating system (usually Windows XP). If a new hard disk is used, you may prefer to partition the hard disk into 2 or more drive. The operating system is installed on the first drive and a backup of the data is stored on the second drive More details at http://fixit.in/format.htmlSource(s): http://fixit.in/format.html
- 1 decade ago
this is called partitioning, you can change the partitions of your hard drive at any time using windows. but if you wish to move data from one partition to the other, simply open the source partition and target partition and drag and drop from one to the other as if they were physical drives, then open any short cuts and redirect to the new partition, ie change C:\program files\yahoo to D:\program files\yahoo, obviously all file names have to remain the same just the target needs to change.
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- BigWashSrLv 71 decade ago
You will need to delete the partition..