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    I have one harddrive, and last year I partitioned it and made a second partition, so now I have drive C & D.
    I now would like to make partition C: larger by taking space from D. Can you tell me how to do this? Details please.

    I am running Windows XP SP3

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    Easeus Partition Manager is what I'd use. Defrag the D: drive first, then shrink it with with Easeus. Add the now-unpartitioned space to your C: partition, reboot, and that's it.

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    After defragging, if D is to the right of C in Disk Management, be sure to move the data on D further out and create the unallocated space you want to use to expand C into right next to the end of the C partition.

    In other words, do not create unallocated space on the right side of D because you won't be able to add that to the end of C.

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    Quote Originally Posted by d5j9 View Post
    Easeus Partition Manager is what I'd use. Defrag the D: drive first, then shrink it with with Easeus. Add the now-unpartitioned space to your C: partition, reboot, and that's it.
    Thank all of you who replied. Easeus Partition Manager worked just fine, with no problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Byron Tarbox View Post
    After defragging, if D is to the right of C in Disk Management, be sure to move the data on D further out and create the unallocated space you want to use to expand C into right next to the end of the C partition.

    In other words, do not create unallocated space on the right side of D because you won't be able to add that to the end of C.
    Hi Byron, I follow your reasoning here but have a question. What do you use to move everything further out? I have several partitions and whenever I have tried to do what you suggest some data is considered unmoveable and won't budge, even from a non OS drive. Have tried doing it outside the local Windows environment using BartPE with JK Defrag but can never move everything.

    Any help appreciated
    Michael

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    Only system files are considered un-movable - this includes the swap file pagefile.sys.

    If you are really stuck you can ghost both partitions, then re-load them and change the sizes for the re-load. You could even move the second partition to a new hard disk.

    cheers, Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jisp View Post
    Hi Byron, I follow your reasoning here but have a question. What do you use to move everything further out? I have several partitions and whenever I have tried to do what you suggest some data is considered unmoveable and won't budge, even from a non OS drive. Have tried doing it outside the local Windows environment using BartPE with JK Defrag but can never move everything.

    Any help appreciated
    Michael
    I agree with Jisp, the task is easier said than done. However, to answer Jisp's question, there are some defrag software that do move to the end of the drive. I played around with one or two and the names escape me. However, i have plan "B". Move data from D to C: if space allows, then format D: fresh.

    just a note: don't put the swap file on d: if it is a partition on the same drive as c: In this case it doesn't help. If you have another physical drive, then it would help the system and also save space on the system drive.

    Good luck

    Patrick

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