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    Unhappy Windows 8.1 and Toshiba, disc partition

    I have Windows 8.1 on Toshiba laptop. I had the HDD partitioned in 2 when I got it from Best Buy. All Programs are on C and all files are on F after the 2 CD drives. Anyway, last night I started getting the message about no more space on drive. When I checked with C drive it was down to just a few mbs. The last time I checked it wasn't nearly that full and I don't have big programs other than Office 13 and Paint Shop Pro. I can't figure what happened with the space. Today I thought I would repartition the C drive a little bigger to get space to work with. I tried the Disk Management tool but it will shrink a partition but doesn't seem to be able to expand one. I did shrink the F drive and had the space but couldn't get the increase part to work. I downloaded a free app called AOMEI Partition but couldn't get that to work either. Any ideas? Thanks
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    Things that can add up quickly are frequent System Restore points.

    How many do you currently have, and how much space is allocated for restore points?

    Have you done a Disk Cleanup recently?

    Do you use Hibernation? That file can grow quite large.

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    A couple of other things that can take up space is Temporary Internet Files and the TEMP Folder. Clean the TIFs in Control Panel, Internet Options and use Windows + R with %temp% and delete everything, a few won't delete but they are small. If you do a lot of downloads look in your Downloads Folder and move what you don't need right away onto DVDs or an External USB drive, always good to have archived files.

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    I will check all these points in the morning. Thanks to both of you.

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    One thing I overlooked, can truthfully say I have never seen a Notebook/Laptop with 2 Optical drives. Have only see a few with 2 HDDs and they were both 17.3" models, an HP and a Dell Studio.

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    Berton, I have one drive built in and on on usb and it recognizes both of them before the second partition.

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    I went through all the processes recommended last night and got 8gb back. Not much, but it gives a little working room. I don't know whether 8 needs the 20% space as XP and other did. Question on TIFs in Control Panel? What I am looking for there?

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    This is a good guideline for freeing up disk space...

    http://www.howtogeek.com/125923/7-wa...ce-on-windows/

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    Question on TIFs in Control Panel?
    Open the Internet Options item and on the General tab are some choices. I usually only delete the Temporary Internet Files and keep the others unless having problems, cookies contain information Web sites use to know you have been there before and may retain log-in information.

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    I'd like to see a screen shot of your disk management widows please. This way I can get a visual on the partition situation. The thing to remember with expanding and shrinking partitions is that it runs left to right on the expand and right to left on the merge back.

    Example; 1 physical HDD 1TB is C drive, partitioned to C (500GB) and D (500GB)....the partitions are moving left to right and using the available assigned letter. Partition D drive - (250GB) to E drive (250GB). Now to merge a partition....you have to start at right, in this exampe E back to D and so on. You can't move E to C....windows wont let you nor will any 3rd party partitioning software.
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    Disk Management and screen shots.
    http://windowssecrets.com/forums/sho...466#post999466

    cheers, Paul

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    I can't find the my computer icon and can't remember how to get there otherwise

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    I found the disk management tool.diskmanagement screen.jpg
    I have created space at the end of F drive, but don't know how to get that on C

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    Open File Explorer and right-click the Computer/This PC/My PC icon in the list on the left.

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    When I click on C, it shows i can shrink the volume but the extend is grayed out. I am wondering if the fact that the 97 GB is to the right of F, is why it isn't accessible to C. I am stuck right now, can't see how to accomplish this. Thanks

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