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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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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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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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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
 

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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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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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Originally Posted by dpg

Drive:\\

*My Stuff
*Movies
*Songs
*Games
*Softwares
*Porn
(Hidden & Locked)


Same Here =P
 

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I have:

C: - Windows (10GB)
G: - Games&Apps (85GB)
M: - Media (90GB)

I keep windows on a seperate partition just so that it's quicker to reformat, I can defrag faster, and that way it doesn't get cluttered with computer-slowing crap (for the most part). Like Soa said, with Prog.s on another partition, you still have to re-install the more serious programs (ie Photoshop) because of registry entries, and progs like ATItool because they have config files with your setup. But with games, I haven't had to reinstall any
 

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lolz we both know you aren't JK
BTW, thanks for the help in my other thread
/rep


So what I should do next time I format is this:
install Windows XP then immediately make a new format for all my personal files such as software and media, etc? Drivers should be kept on the same partition as WinXP?
 

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I think partitions are evil. This is mostly because you can't fill any one partition entirely and there is several gigabytes of wasted space. I just have my documents folder highly organized and only create a partitions temporarily for reinstalling windows.
 

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I just let windows do it for me...

C:/Program Files has all my programs

My Documents contains a My Music Folder, My Pictures, My Videos, My Downloads, etc.

Not too much work, still keeps it neat.
 

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Originally Posted by 13 3 @ 7 l 3 13 0 y

mine goes:

C/: porn(100GB)
C/: more porn(55GB)
C/: other porn(79GB)
C/: not porn(60MB,firefox)
lol,jk

Thats funny...


BTW which one of you guys has reserved most amount of space for porn?
(Once i had 30GB
, But now i'm clean
)
 

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Originally Posted by CanadaGradeEh

lolz we both know you aren't JK
BTW, thanks for the help in my other thread
/rep


So what I should do next time I format is this:
install Windows XP then immediately make a new format for all my personal files such as software and media, etc? Drivers should be kept on the same partition as WinXP?

You can also back up all of your drivers on another partition (any one of them, doesn't matter), so that when you reinstall windows the drivrs are right there and you don't have to go through 20 cd's.
 

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Ok, now it's like this after a total reformatting of both my hard drives:

First hard drive:
C:\\ Windows XP Pro and Software

D:\\ Personal files, software installation files, compressed folders, small software (such as CPU-Z), media, documents, etcetera. Basically all the back-up stuff I want.

E:\\ Reserved for Ubuntu, whenever I feel like learning it lol

Second hard drive is formatted and I still have yet to decide what I want to do with it. I'm was going to stick Ubuntu on THERE but decided not to since then I can't share files with Windows (music is my main issue).
 
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