Re: How to Unpartition C and D Drive?
The real issue first is to determine if you really have TWO PARTITIONS on ONE DRIVE or TWO physical DRIVES with ONE PARTITION each.
IF you have two separate physical drives, you won't be able to merge them onto one partition or change the size of the partitions beyond the actual max size of the individual drive. - unless you have an O/S, etc to support either software or hardware RAID (and that's a whole 'nother ballgame).
If you have one drive with two partitions, you really DON'T want to unpartition the two drives. The operation system and programs wouldn't know where to find some things, expectioning them to be on D: unless you reinstall the OS and applications after you did this. And to do so would likely require you to FDISK and format the drive which means you would lose everything and have to reinstall the OS and all programs/data.
Whatever you decide to do, make sure you do a backup first so that you can recover. And read the directions and understand them completely before you install and run any of the programs that allow you to resize the partitions.
The suggestion to use Partition Magic or similar programs will allow you to RESIZE the existing partitions so you that you can make C: larger (and therefore D; would be smaller). Then you won't have to transfer data from one to the other.
1. Software that would allow you to compress data that is not used often to free up space. Or use compression on the drive to give the effect of a larger drive than you actually have.
2. Redirect your "My Documents" to drive D: and any others that can be.
3. Often when you install software you are asked where you want to install it, and you can tell it to put it in a directory on the D: drive. Some space will still be required on the C: drive, but usually much less.
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