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post #1 of 19
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No matter what way, partition or not, let me see how every one keeps in order. Just looking for some ideas, and generally curious.
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I just create a folder on root and I name it "Mine".
Then I put sub-folders in it as follows:
- Video
- Games
- Software
- Documents
- Audio
- Pictures

You can also go deeper in the folder division.
For example you can further divide the sub-folder called "Documents" into sub-folders called "HTML", "PDF", "DOC", "TXT", etc... I think you get the idea
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What do you mean by creating a folder on root?

Right now I just have all mine organized in 'My Documents' under 'Compressed Files', 'Installation Files', 'Music', 'Writing', etcetera.
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Drive:\\

*My Stuff
*Movies
*Songs
*Games
*Softwares
*Porn (Hidden & Locked)
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post #5 of 19
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as in
C:/My Stuff
C:/Movies
C:/Songs
is what I'm guessing.

I just heard that using partitions or some other method other than just creating regular folders in Windows or whatever OS you use for your stuff would be easier for the HDD to seek and much easier to maintain.
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C:\\ for Windows, I can format any time I want without losing data. (50gb)
D:\\ Backup drive (seperate 40gb maxtor)
E:\\ Software (75gb)
F:\\ MP3's (75gb)
G:\\ CD Images (iso's etc.) (75gb)
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post #7 of 19
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I guess I could partition my feeble little 80 GB hard drive and pretend I have 4 hard drives

So I can install software anywhere I want (not in 'Program Files') without having to worry about technical details like special files or anything? As you can see I'm pretty new to computers, so before I get into a lot of the hardware stuff I'd like to know my way around the OS a bit first.
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post #8 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by CanadaGradeEh
I guess I could partition my feeble little 80 GB hard drive and pretend I have 4 hard drives

So I can install software anywhere I want (not in 'Program Files') without having to worry about technical details like special files or anything? As you can see I'm pretty new to computers, so before I get into a lot of the hardware stuff I'd like to know my way around the OS a bit first.
Yes, you can install programs anyware you want. However, if you install your programs to another partition other then your C: drive and reformat, you will still have to reinstall most of them as they put entrys in the registry, which is on the C: drive.

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Originally Posted by dpg
Drive:\\

*My Stuff
*Movies
*Songs
*Games
*Softwares
*Porn (Hidden & Locked)
How do you lock your porn folder? Mine is only hiddin
post #9 of 19
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Yea, I was kind of wondering about the registry. Guess what I thought I knew was correct! Yay to that. Anyway, why would someone install all their software to another drive then if all the registry keys kind of bind them to their OS dependancy as they would be in the 'Program Files' sub-directory? I guess just because it's so damned organized Well, if you can, you might as well!

On my 80 GB hard drive I was thinking doing something like this:
C:/ Windows XP
D:/ Media and Documents
E:/ Software

But then wouldn't it be more sensible to just keep it as I do now: all organised in simple folders on one partition? It would be more efficient defrag-wise wouldn't it?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SoaDMTGguy
Yes, you can install programs anyware you want. However, if you install your programs to another partition other then your C: drive and reformat, you will still have to reinstall most of them as they put entrys in the registry, which is on the C: drive.



How do you lock your porn folder? Mine is only hiddin
You can use "winlock"

Try these links...
1.http://www.sharewareriver.com/download.php?id=2267
2.http://www.shareup.com/getfile.php?v...%2Fwinlock.exe
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