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Hi!

First of all not a computer boff. Had Inspiron 1370 laptop a few months. Noticed today that OS (C:) drive (58.5GB) is full and D frive of 225GB is not being used. To my knowlege I have not adjusted memory settings but it appears that everything is in the OS drive and I'm sure that is not right. Any thoughts folks?

 

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  • Well, Windows is installed on the C:\ drive. If you save your personal files to My Documents folder, those would end up in the C:\ drive as well.

     

    What you can do is download the free EASEUS partition tool and re-size the C:\ drive.

    my Dells:
    Precision M6300 - Windows 7 / Ubuntu 12.04
    Latitude D620 - XP Pro SP3
    Precision M6300 - Windows 7

  • Thanks for your reply. Ive never had to play around with memory on previous computers. Excuse my ignorance but why would the memory capacity be set  up  so small( 59GB for the c: when, if it is assumed that if you use windows operating sysytem to store your files, it is bound to fill it up?

  • FYI, one doesn't refer to hard drive space as memory; memory = RAM


    the answer:   http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/19333537.aspx

    my Dells:
    Precision M6300 - Windows 7 / Ubuntu 12.04
    Latitude D620 - XP Pro SP3
    Precision M6300 - Windows 7

  • I stand corrected. I do appreciate your help

     

  • Dell has posted this article about the new drive partitioning. You can also use the drive with the current partitioning if you install/reinstall all programs and files (everything) on the D partition then change the Libraries to point to those folders on the d drive and make them the default save locations.

  • Like Brend,n after that link I am unable to delete D: volume when I right click on the D: section.. A ideas how to get around this problem. I dont fancy reinstalling  everything unless that is the only solutiion

  • Mary G

    Dell has posted this article about the new drive partitioning. You can also use the drive with the current partitioning if you install/reinstall all programs and files (everything) on the D partition then change the Libraries to point to those folders on the d drive and make them the default save locations.

     

    Yep, that is what I linked above and would be the easier option.

     

    I actually am doing the reverse. I just bought a used D620 on eBay with 60GB hard drive. I used the EASUS partition tool to downsize C:\ to about 20GB and create a D:\ partition of 20GB for my data. The remaining 20GB will be for Ubuntu Linux. 

     

     

     

     

     

    my Dells:
    Precision M6300 - Windows 7 / Ubuntu 12.04
    Latitude D620 - XP Pro SP3
    Precision M6300 - Windows 7

  • Robxter

    Like Brend,n after that link I am unable to delete D: volume when I right click on the D: section.. A ideas how to get around this problem. I dont fancy reinstalling  everything unless that is the only solutiion

     

    try EASEUS but back up your data

     

    you should have done that beforehand anyway

     

     

    my Dells:
    Precision M6300 - Windows 7 / Ubuntu 12.04
    Latitude D620 - XP Pro SP3
    Precision M6300 - Windows 7

  • That link is bad.....do you know where else to find that article?

  • It would be better to post a new question than add to these old, out of date posts. Include info about your computer and operating system.