Windows 10: resizing a partition -is it a good idea?

  1.    09 Dec 2016 #1

    resizing a partition -is it a good idea?


    i have come across a program that can resize a new partition when if the primary disk is too full. and wondering how would resizing a partition benefit me in the long run? -not to say iam running low in memory, but "just in case"
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  2.    09 Dec 2016 #2

    Resizing a partition is a good thing if it accomplishes a purpose. What are you trying to accomplish? A screenshot of Disk Manager would help.
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  3.    10 Dec 2016 #3

    shot of disk itself. iam trying to weigh my options here. using program for future reference

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  4.    10 Dec 2016 #4

    The C: drive could only be made larger by deleting the recovery partition. You probably don't want to do this and the space gained would be insignificant. Disk 0 has no other available space. You cannot add space to a partition from another physical drive.
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  5.    10 Dec 2016 #5

    Hi,

    What I'd suggest to do is shrink the C: partition and create a data/backup partition in the new empty space to separate the OS from personal stuff, for instance.

    Cheers,
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  6.    10 Dec 2016 #6

    fdegrove said: View Post
    Hi,
    What I'd suggest to do is shrink the C: partition and create a data/backup partition in the new empty space to separate the OS from personal stuff, for instance.
    Cheers,
    I also do as fdegrove suggested. I keep my user data in a separate partition. It makes data backups smaller/simpler plus if Windows gets corrupted / starts to misbehave you only need restore your C partition from disk image backup. Your data remains untouched / current. It's not overwritten when you restore from an image.

    I also take it one step further: I create a partition for data i expressly do NOT want backed up: such as music and photos/videos put on my computer for convenience. But I don't want or need to waste backup time or space on the data in this partition as I still have original media or copies somewhere else. (I have 40GB of media on my non-backed up partition. Much easier to keep it separate and never backed up)
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       11 Dec 2016 #7

    Yes to posts 5&6 above. I recommend MiniTool Partition Wizard of you do decide to create the extra data partitions recmmended.
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  8.    13 Dec 2016 #8

    i wish there was an easy button, push once and problem solved. i will save the hints you all have given me as reference. i probaley wont do anything at this point in time anyway.
    on a side not, could i try use my WD passport external as a second hard drive. and if so, could i plug and unplug it without any adverse side effects?
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  9.    13 Dec 2016 #9

    Hi,

    Pathfinder said: View Post
    i wish there was an easy button, push once and problem solved. i will save the hints you all have given me as reference. i probaley wont do anything at this point in time anyway.
    on a side not, could i try use my WD passport external as a second hard drive. and if so, could i plug and unplug it without any adverse side effects?
    You could but how convenient that ends up to be will largely depend on what you're going to use it for.
    Personally I wouldn't run major programs from it if I'd still wanted to unplug the drive at will.
    Since quite a few programs suck at shutting down properly leaving things run in RAM making removing the external drive a pain to the point it may even bring the OS to crash.

    Even using the clean eject method by using the eject button present in the taskbar can be a pain when the external drive is taken over by the system process as often happens when there's a Windows backup stored on it.

    Cheers,
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