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How to deal with different multiple partitions on a large capacity hard drive

There are many people who wish that they have the maximum storage capacity available in their hard disk.

The more space you have these days, makes you urge for some more .
Therefore when your satisfaction was with a 250 GB hard drive , in some time you would feel a 500 GB hard disk is something which you require.

No wonder due to increase software technology and their huge you will need a large storage space.It's not surprising to see software in multiple GBs for e.g.a Adobe suite would take approx around 5 + Gbs of space depending on the applications you want.

Therefore the best way to manage your hard disk drive is as follows :-

1. Create as much partitions as you require , and don't be lazy about it. :- Many people as a result of excitement just want to go ahead with the windows installation or an operating system's installation , without considering the hard disk state, i.e. without actually partitioning the hard disk and then going ahead with the installation of the operating system.

However this attitude does not help when you have the only partition that you trusted is damaged , not everyone knows damage recovery and may end up believing that he has lost all valuable data and will reinstall the operating system after a full format.

Separate the partitions for Operating systems and your personal data :- Even though you have options like my documents and my pictures in your root drive where the operating system has been installed , it's always better to keep your personal files in another partition besides the root drive , as you never know when the root drive would be affected by virus and your master boot record would be damaged , and then you would end up formatting your drive.

Create partitions based on the sorting of your personal /official files :-

If you want to have multiple partitions have them on the basis of your work. For instance , it's always better to have a separate partition for your official work so that you can have a timely backup and don't mix it up with your personal files be it your home videos or pictures.

Name them such that you can identify them easily :-

How many times has it happened that you are searching for something by opening up the different partitions that exist and then getting frustrated as a result ? You know the data is there, but you just don't know where. Therefore the solution to this problem would be to rename the partition itself in a way that when you want to search for some data , you know which partition you want to search for the data.

Hope this helps ..:)

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