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    Partition Magic 7.0

    Well, I think I'm sunk... after partioning the ThinkPad's 27GB HDD and ending up with C:4082.7 - D:7626.4 - E:16,005.9 I've somehow managed to run out of room on C:

    I'd like to take some space from E: and drop it over to C:, so I tried to Merge. I received the message "The partition you are merging to has too little free space (it cannot be resized high enough to accomodate the merge). Free up some space in the partition before attempting the merge."

    Needless to say, I'm 404 on what to do next. I have also managed to come up with an H: drive that appears to be fixed betwwen C: and D:

    A DVD is F: and a CD-RW is G:

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    Re: Partition Magic 7.0

    Delete H: . Resize E: , D: , and extended partition the way to put unallocated space next to C: . Then resize C:

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    Re: Partition Magic 7.0

    Hmm... I think I can delete H: okay; however, resizing E: and D: is a bit beyond my expertise at this point, so I'll need a bit more help.

    Also, my original intent *was* to extend part of the 16G E: into C:
    I managed to come up with unallocated space, which I somehow developed into an H: partition

    As you can see, fools indeed rush in where angels fear to trod. I'd really like to go back to a 'full' 27G C: drive, even if it means starting from scratch.

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    Re: Partition Magic 7.0

    To extend space from one partition to another, the partitions need to be physically, beside each other. So by resizing E down, you can then resize D up. And keep going from there as required.
    Christopher Baldrey

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    Re: Partition Magic 7.0

    To resize or move the partition:

    On Partition Magic session, you see your hard drive as the line of rectangles (do you?). Each rectangle represents a partition. The gray rectangle represents unallocated (empty) space.

    Double-click the rectangle (partition) you want to move (or resize). The next screen appears. If there is empty space next to partition you choose, you will see it on the next screen also. If it is so, click and hold left mouse button on partition - your mouse pointer will become cross-arrow. Now move the partition as far as you want. To resize partition, click and hold the mouse button on the left or right side of the rectangle that represent the partition. Your mouse pointer will become double-arrow. Now you can resize partition moving the border. Process is similar to regular window resizing process.

    Read Partition Magic manual for details.

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    Re: Partition Magic 7.0

    Thanks, Chris... I'll give it a shot!

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    Re: Partition Magic 7.0

    Thanks for the insight... what you described sounded familiar, as I amy have failed in an earlier attempt. I think I'm down to about 7 megabytes in C:, which prevented me from doing a folder (?)

    I'll keep digging in the manual and let you know how I do! Thanks!

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