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Hey guys, what would you do with these drives ? Screenshot 2022-02-03 221729.jpgNeed some opinions ??

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Hey guys, what would you do with these drives ? View attachment 20713Need some opinions ??

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C: Leave as is
DVD: Ditch it and replace with an SSD
H: Data
G: Another OS

That's my opinion and everyone's will be different
 

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First thing I`d do Chuck is change Explorer so it looks cool :) :winkt:
You should also change your hard drive specs to reflect what you actually have in your PC, as Mike states, what`s what ?
I see no point in having 2 systems on 1 PC, use G for software, images, etc
Look at the Hard drive specs in the 3 replies you got. Help us Help You (y)

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Without a disk management screenshot I have to make assumptions here. If F: and G: are 2 separate hard drives rather than one drive with 2 partitions it makes for rather an awkward arrangement in terms of best utilizing what you have. You did not say what you are using F: for so there again I can only assume F: is your personal files. If that's so it looks like you don't store a whole lot of data.

The ideal solution would be to replace your third drive with a larger drive and use it for backups of both C: and F: HDDs are cheap these days. Otherwise you could partition drives 2 and 3 out to where you could have 2 backups of C: on drive 2 and on drive 3 you could have 2 backups of your data and one backup of C:

That way if any drive failed, you would be covered in terms of backup with 2 backups of your data and 3 backups of your OS..
Now, if F: and G: are one drive with 2 partitions, that's a whole other story.
 

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I agree with the others, they have posted some great options, but a picture of Disk management would make it so much easier to advise
 

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First thing I`d do Chuck is change Explorer so it looks cool :) :winkt:
You should also change your hard drive specs to reflect what you actually have in your PC, as Mike states, what`s what ?
I see no point in having 2 systems on 1 PC, use G for software, images, etc
Look at the Hard drive specs in the 3 replies you got. Help us Help You (y)

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How did you get the drives to show up before the folders in the above screenshot? I'm not finding anything to rearrange that order.
 

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How did you get the drives to show up before the folders in the above screenshot? I'm not finding anything to rearrange that order.
It is one of the options under view settings. Just play around and it won't take long to find it.
 

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Click View then have at it, it`ll take you a bit to figure it out :shush:
You have to work on Sort By and Group By
I changed it back to the W10 style explorer bar across the top with Brink`s Tut, but you should be able to achieve the same result with the way it is with W11, I think it`s called a Ribbon Bar or Banner
2nd Tut in the list if you wanna change it. Looks too much like a Mac for me.
 
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To add to this thread, my first step on a previously unknown machine is to check Device Manager and the Disk Drive section to see the actual drives then Disk Management to view Partitions.
 

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As you said Mike, let`s see it in Disk Management.Screenshot 2022-02-04 110859.jpg
 

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Do you need the OS you have on drive G? If not I would delete all the partitions on Disk 1. Then think about your storage needs and create the number of partitions you need.
 

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Looks like you cloned Disk0?
You could use backup software instead, and make a backup of your 80GB of stuff on the C:\ drive.
The backup would be about 40GB in size.
Then you could partition your 1TB drive like so...


Disk 1
Image1.png


You could also use some free partitioning software and adjust your Disk 0 to look like this...

Disk 0
Image1.png




Then you'd have... C, D, E, F drives.

C = Windows (with the EFI and Recovery partitions)
D = whatever (maybe another OS)
E = backups storage
F = large storage space



Then, because everything is organized... if you DO have a problem in the future... those looking at your Disk Management,
would be able to suggest things... easily.





Steps to do all this...

1. Get partition software like... EaseUS Partition Master or Minitools Partition Wizard (both free).
2. Shrink the giant partition on Disk 0 down to 238GB, leaving 238GB unallocated.
3. Use the unallocated space (238GB), to create another partition called: D
4. Delete all the partitions off of the 1TB Disk 1 drive.
5. Create a new 200GB partition on the 1Tb drive, called: E
6. Use the rest of the space on the 1TB drive to create another partition called: F


Note:
If the current G:\ drive is another Windows install... after you do steps 1-3, you could move that 2nd Windows install to the D:\ drive. This would be step #3.1
Ofc, you would want to turn off Bitlocker, everywhere, before you did any of this.
 
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If you want to keep 2 OS`s, I would remove one`s letter so the other doesn`t see it.
Just advice.
 

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Ghot, what i am wanting to do is take all my files from 20 years of doing Malware cleaning, pictures, in other words clone my hard drive to a 128 GB Scan Disk that i bought just to have for emergency but i do not want to erase them from the computer ! I have never done anything like this before ! If you need any more info please ask !
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