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What's the best way to move all my files between two hard drives?

Asked by Espin01 (27 points ) November 11th, 2007

Ok, so I have 2 HDD’s in my computer. The C: Drive is a 15 gig drive and has 1 gig left. The second (D:) drive is a 90 gig drive and has about 35 gigs free. I want to move everythin from the C: Drive to the D: Drive EXCEPT my OS (WinXP). Is there an easy way to do this, perferably without having to reinstall all of my applications?

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richardhenry's avatar

Unlike Mac OS X and Linux, applications save information and preferences deep within the OS upon installation that cannot be ported across to a different deployment. You could image the disc across to the other drive, but this cannot be done easily if data is in the destination already and you would be keeping the current OS install.

What is your reasoning behind trying this?

Espin01's avatar

Thanks. Actually, I just realized after opening the box that the two drives are actually partitions (I got the computer from a friend and he never told me), so I’ll just merge the partitons. Thanks.

kevbo's avatar

You might want to read up on that before moving forward. Usually, the D drive contains data that allows you to do a restore in case your OS gets corrupted or stops working. Also, it used to be that some Windows software required a partition on a larger HD. Anyway, two cents to take how you will.

richardhenry's avatar

Awesome, wish you the best of luck!

Espin01's avatar

Thanks guys.

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