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My lab top hard memory is parted in c and d and I am running out of space in c drive. How to put them together

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Hi,
1. Go to the Start menu and open Control Panel
2. Select the System and Maintenance option if you are using the Control Panel Home View and Administrative Tools if you are using the Classic View
3. In the Administrative Tools section, select Create and format disk partitions.
4. For Classic View users, select the Computer Management option and select Storage. When done, click Disk Management
5. When the list of your drive is displayed, choose the one with which you want to merge your partitioned drive with (e.g. disk D:) and select Delete Volume.
6. Hence, select your drive C: and the option Extend Volume. You computer will automatically select empty available spaces on your hard disk, and you can alter them if you wish to do so.


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Microsoft does not have any utility to do this, other than to backup, delete and re-partition.

#1:
The best utility (in my opinion) is "Partition Commander" (any version) from Avanquest. Version 10 is the latest ($50 Fry's, Best Buy, OfficeDepot, Max, etc.)
Boot from the CD and you can add the D partition to the C partition. Works great!

#2:

Open [My Computer]
Right-click on Drive C
[Properties]
In the "General tab", click on [Disk Cleanup]
The system will "scan" your drive, but not change anything) and finally give you a list of things to clean.
Look at the list and accept most or all of the checked items and press [OK]
It will not delete any of your data. Only "background" stuff that you don't need.

#3:
A quick way, without purchasing anything is to make use of the D Drive...
Best way is to "move" "My Documents" from the C drive to the D Drive. If you have lots of data, then this will help.
[Start]
Right-click [My Documents]
[Properties]
in the "Target" tab, click on [Move]
Explore to Drive D and press [OK]
It will ask if you want to move the data, answer "Yes"






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You can increase the size by compression to save disk space you can right click on the hard drive, click Properties, and check"Compress drive to save disk spaces". The processmay take a long time a What it does is theprocess compress every file in the disk in to smaller size, notexpending the hard drive. The amount of space you save depends on thefiles you're storing. Image, music, or video files will not compressdown so you won't really be saving any space.
or alternatively you can use an external hard drive or use a third party software like partition magic Partition Magic allows you to create, resize and merge partitions.you can download the trial version here http://www.soft32.com/Download/free-trial/Partition_Magic/4-151-1.html
hope this helps

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