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Changing the partition without losing data on the drives?

Starlana

71 months ago

Hey guys, as I stated in my last post, my HDD and SSD are both almost at capacity (it would appear I have a major addiction to purchasing Steam games on sale, and being as impatient as I am, I download them so they are ready-to-play when I have the itch). I accidentally partitioned my HDD incorrectly, leaving off almost 100 GB of storage. I don't know why I did that, I thought some "leeway" would be good, but I want that storage back now! LULZ. Can anyone tell me if I can change the partition without reformatting the drive. I don't want to lose about 700 GB of downloaded content, especially considering how slow my download speeds currently are. Any help would be appreciated. I have Windows 7, and a step-by-step would be particularly appreciated. :) Thanks!

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  • 71 months ago
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http://www.wikihow.com/Use-Gparted

This might be useful. I have not used GParted but I have heard good things about it.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Another free for home use partition software, EaseUS Partition Master Free

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  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, Talby! One of these days I'm going to recruit you to help me finish LOTR War in the North, haha.

  • 71 months ago
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A side note: Never use GParted to shrink a Windows partition as you might delete your pagefile.

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