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How to access partitioned drive?

By dennisdl ·
Someone gave me a older computer for my kids to use. The original owners had the drive partitioned into drive "c" and "d", drive C being the primary drive. Everything loads to drive c and it is now full. There is 2gb of space on drive "D". How do I get to this space on drive D? I have tried to load a couple of programs onto drive D but it didn't work . Can I load things onto drive D ? Can I redo the partition to give more space to drive C? Whats the easiest way to get more space to drive C? The computer is running windows 98. I am an experienced user but not a programmer. I know enough to get into trouble. I've nevered worked with a partitioned drives before.
Thanks for your Help.
Dennis Davis

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by djent In reply to How to access partitioned ...

The D drive should be visable in MY COMPUTER, click on it. It may need to be formated.

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by dennisdl In reply to How to access partitioned ...

Thanks
Your answer was too general.
Yes the D drive is visable in My Computer. I can see the D drive but I want new software to load on it. What does clicking on it do? Am I making it the primary drive?
If I format it will I lose data on DriveC and/or Drive D?

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by Ann777 In reply to How to access partitioned ...

You should install programs onto drive d.... for instance, during evey install it gives you a default path (usually c:\program files\whetever), change that default path to d:\programname.

Or use d as a data drive by doing a file --> Save As and pointing to save onto a d:\data subdirectory or somthing similar.

Because you know that d gas 2 GB of free space, I'm assuming that Windows Explorer and Windows is all working with it.

If you are just copying/moving programs from c --> d that will not work because Windows will still think that the programs are installed on c:

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by dennisdl In reply to How to access partitioned ...

Thanks
I will try that.

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by Kahless1972 In reply to How to access partitioned ...

What the first person was refering to was when you go to my computer right click on the d drive and click format.Yes you will lose any data on drive d but then you will be sure it can read and write data to that drive.The second person's instructions should prove very useful at this point.

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