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I am using a 250GB WD SATA2. I partitioned it to 2. I reserved 5GB for OS and rest for storage. I know that was stupid, 5 GB would never be enough. Now i am having "low disk space" warnings and there is nothing to delete to open up some space.

If i format the 5GB partition, can i increase the space to 30GB without doing any additional process (like using a program)

Thank you !
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post #2 of 11
If you do not use a special "Non-destructive" partition manager program, then for you to change the partition sizes will result in complete data loss on that drive. You're basically out of luck maintaining your files AND resizing your partitions...unless of course you get something like Partition Magic or something.

You could go into your system properties and change the SwapFile location to the other large partition, if you need a temporary fix.
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Why no programs? :***:

Just run Partition Manager, resize the partition you need to take some, click redistrubite free space, give it to C:\\, restart, done.
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post #4 of 11
Get the Partition Magic trial and resize it to whatever you want.
I think you also can merge the partitions.
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post #5 of 11
Remember you want to keep your OS partition at under 70% disk usage also, So if your gonna shove 30GB of data on the 30GB partition it will be slower. =P

I try to stay below 70-80% hard drive usage on a partition.
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post #6 of 11
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gonx that program doesnt change partition size because it's the trial version.

Do you know any other softwares ?

thank you guys...
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Thread Starter 
anybody ?
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I've bought the program so no problem, thanks guys
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 3xtr3m3
<Censored>susshhh don't tell anybody
Cough cough, want to edit that out.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 3xtr3m3
Well, i found ... PartitionMagic, susshhh don't tell anybody
What, you bought PartitionMagic? Did I hear that correctly?
    
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