Add empty f:drive into c: drive

November 10, 2013 at 21:58:48
Specs: Windows 7
I HAVE AN EMPTY DRIVE AS F:DRIVE, IN MY SYSTEM. AS THE C:DRIVE IS ALMOST FULL, I WANT TO ADD THIS EMPTY F: DRIVE IN THE C:DRIVE SO THAT I GET SOME MORE SPACE. KINDLY LET ME KNOW HOW DO I DO IT...

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#1
November 11, 2013 at 00:39:45
For a start turn off CAPS LOCK - it's considered to be shouting and many people will just ignore you.

In theory what you want to do is easy in Windows 7, but in practice it can easily go wrong so the first thing you need to do is back up any important data in the 'C' drive (and the 'f' drive if necessary)

Then click 'start', right-click 'computer' select 'manage' and under the 'storage' section select 'disk management'. Right-click the 'f-drive' part and select 'delete'.

If the area is now shown as 'unallocated' then you can now click the 'c' drive and select 'extend'. If the area is shown as 'free space', right click it again and select 'delete partition' - this should turn it into 'unallocated and you can extend the 'c' drive.

However, I have had instances where this hasn't worked and either the deletion brings up errors or you don't get the 'extend' option. In this case your best bet is to use a third-party tool like the free MiniTool Partition Wizard which has worked most of the time for me. However I have had a couple of times where it totally fails and a reinstall is required so do the process at your own risk.

"I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd


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#2
November 11, 2013 at 04:22:14
Note also that johnr's method will work only if the two partitions are shown in Disk Manager as neighboring partitions, that is, 'touching' each other. This is because Disk Manager can only extend the partition into unformatted or raw space immediately after it. If there is another partition between these partitions, you would then have to use a third-party disk utility to 'move' that partition over, leaving the space continuous to the C drive (right after it). I do not know if the tool he recommended can do this (if needed), but there are some that can if needed. Note also that this procedure is as risky (or more risky) than the expanding so it is important to make a back up and/or image of this partition as well to protect the contents of this partition also.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#3
November 11, 2013 at 04:31:07
Hi Sanjay, are you sure your F drive is empty?

I wondered if it contains security information etc. from when the operating system was installed at the makers.

Good Luck - Keep us posted.


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#4
November 11, 2013 at 04:31:36
I would recommend that you download the free edition of Easeus or Paragon partition managers. They are more versatile than the Windows tools and make the job easier. But, as already mentioned, it is imperative that you back up any important data. These tools should be perfectly safe - and I can't remember the last time I had a problem with partition management - but even one chance in a hundred is too much. But, then, you should have a backup of any important data anyway; har d disks do fail.

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#5
November 11, 2013 at 05:31:03
Please post the make/model of your computer, the size of the HDD, & the number & sizes of all the partitions. If your C-drive is almost full, it's because you're using it incorrectly & it's most likely loaded with garbage. Do you regularly empty the Recycle Bin AND run a cleaner? If not, install CCleaner-Slim, run the cleaner & remove everything it finds.

http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/bu...

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#6
November 11, 2013 at 05:41:10
I agree with riider. You need to post the partition information. We don't even know if F: is a partition on your primary hard drive or is on a separate hard drive.

Go to Windows Disk Management and post ALL the information listed there for ALL the drives.


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#7
November 11, 2013 at 21:36:21
Dear johnr,
thank you for your effort to help but when I tried the suggestion you provided, I get my f:drive as logical drive in the status area, moreover I did not get the the "delete" button on my "right-click" instead it shows "delete volume". How do I go further?
Looking forward for your valuable suggestions, and I promise not to shout with my cap-locks on.
I shall try for MiniTool Partition Wizard in my next attempt.
Sanjay

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#8
November 11, 2013 at 22:18:02
Dear riider and othehill,
my system configuration is as under;
Processor:Intel (R)Core (TM) 2 duo CPU E4500 @2.20 GHz 2.20 GHz
Installed memory (Ram) 1.00GB
System type:32-bit OS
It has four partition as, Drive:c has 2.5GB free space and used is 19.9 GB, drive:D has 37.2GB free space and 49.3GB as used, drive :e has 28.2GB as free space and 49.3GB as used and the drive :f has 114 GB as free space.
I addition I keep cleaning my recycle bin and also use CCleaner regularly.
I am thankful for your help. kindly suggest me.
Regards & Gud day.
Sanjay.

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#9
November 11, 2013 at 23:24:00
OK, this does change the situation drastically, I had (mistakenly) assumed that yours was a standard machine with just the two partitions that many manufacturers insist on supplying. You can only do what you want to achieve by using something like MiniTool but it is very risky unless you know exactly what you are doing so all of the data on all partitions definitely need backing up before attempting to go further.

The partitioning programs mentioned work in much the same way - you get a graphical representation of your drive which you can then move/resize each partition as you wish, the program then does the job, restarts and you either have a working machine or a brick. Because you already have so many partitions (why?) you are not in a favourable situation and personally I would give it a go but be prepared to reinstall Windows when it goes wrong.

"I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd


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#10
November 12, 2013 at 10:23:49
sanjay

You have provided data you read from Computer.

Go to Control Panel> Administrative tools> Computer management> Storage> Disk Management.

Now, post ALL the information listed for Disk 0, including all partitions with the total capacity and free space. If you have more than one Disk, post the same information for any and all partitions on it.

Once you provide the information I just requested, we can solve your problem.


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#11
November 12, 2013 at 22:25:22
Dear OtheHill,
Thanks. Here's what you asked for.. The Dick 0 basis says..232.88GB online
System- 100 MB (Healthy system, active,primary partition)
(c;)-19.92 GB NTFS (Healthy, boot, page file, crash, dump, primary partition)
(d;)- 49.32 GB NTFS Healthy (Logical Drive)
(e;)- 49.32 GB NTFS Healthy (Logical Drive)
(f;)- 114.22 GB NTFS Healthy (Logical Drive)

This is what it says. I am still in a delima if I could join my f:drive in the c:drive.
Waiting for your suggestion.
Regards.
Sanjay

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#12
November 13, 2013 at 07:14:11
So, if I understand your setup, F: has NO data saved to it currently?

Do you have backup images for this drive?


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#13
November 18, 2013 at 21:59:59
Dear OtheHill,
Yes I have got the backup of both the drive C & F...what next?
Thanks
Regards sanjay

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#14
November 19, 2013 at 05:35:21
Was the backup mentioned in #13 created with the Windows 7 backup app? If so, click on the link below and view the many other links that explain how to use Windows 7 backup and restore.

https://www.google.com/search?q=How...


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