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Old 01-02-2005, 04:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Partition- How to change it without saving everything?

The last time I reinstalled Win Me, I partitioned my HDD (21 G) in three equal virtual disks of 7 G each.

C: got filled quickly because the lot of soft I started to use with very little data going to D & E.

My laptopt is running quite slow now due to little free space left in C.

How could I change sizes to leave just 4 G for D & E? without resorting to resintalling anything (I am affraid of saving all my data because in practice I always loose something.

Pictures, thousand of them from my job, always are corrupted thus lost).

Is there any hope for me?

Gracias for any help.

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Old 01-02-2005, 06:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The only way to do this with winME without losing data is to use Partition magic. This will allow you to downsize the last two partitions and then increase the size of the C drive.
Make sure of course that the new sizes of D & E partitions are still large enough to contain the existing data. I suggest you defrag all 3 partitions before attempting to resize.

If you have any way of backing up your work first however, I would strongly recommend that you do so, just in case.

Another slightly safer method might be to move all data on D drive to E for example, then delete partition D using partition magic and finally resize C to take up the free space created.

Good luck
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