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Old 01-27-2008, 02:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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recently my windows messed up on me so i've decided to re-format, but ive got my hard drives devided and i remember that last time i had my buddy do it for me he had to do something to get my d,e,f folders back. So with that i was wondering if theres a way to get it so i can keep my c folder but have only 2 folders instead of 3. Im new at this and any help would be greatly appreciated much thanks in advance.
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Just delete the partitions when you format. C usually is your active partition where your OS resides. The others are for storage. Delete them, format and create new partitions.
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if i do that will i lose all my stuff in the folders?
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You will loose anything you don't backup, hence the name format. If you have a 4gb stick around backup all the stuff you need (inc any drivers) then proceed with the format.
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but last time i had to do it i remember my other hard drive still kept all my music and movies and my c drive was wiped which i dont care i just dont wanna lose all my 400+gigs of music/video
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It all depends on what you have on what drive, if your OS is seperate then you will loose nothing off your other drive.
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ok im pretty sure its seperate since last time i managed to keep all th einfo on it but how would i go about to get my other drive back once i format?
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If you have to seperate drives (as in hardware) it should auto detect. I hope your not getting mixed up with partitions.
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ah if i do im sure ill come right back thanks for the help through
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No problem, keep us updated
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