Creating two hdd partitions and move files to the new data partition?

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    Creating two hdd partitions and move files to the new data partition?

    Bought a new PC two weeks ago which came with with only one large 1TB partition containing the W10 OS and data files I have created in it.

    How can I create a separate new partition and move my data folders to it.

    Are user profiles in W10 and will the creation of the Data partition create any problems for user settings?
    Thanks for your help
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  2. ignatzatsonic's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home, 64-bit

    You'd have to shrink the existing C partition, which creates a bunch of "unallocated space".

    You decide how much to shrink. You need to leave C large enough to allow for some growth.

    Then make a new partition out of that unallocated space.

    This can typically be done within Windows own "Disk Management" application. If you can't do it there, you may need to use a third party application--such as Minitool Partition Wizard.

    I think the exact terminology at Disk Management is "shrink volume"??

    I don't use the User directory structure at all, but I'd guess there are tutorials on this site for pointing your user directory at the new D partition.
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  3. Plankton's Avatar
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  4. AndreTen's Avatar
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    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)

    for moving User files ( Documents, Music etc.) to a new location, follow these tutorials by Brink: for Music, and it is very similar for other User folders.

    You can move all User files. Follow Kari's tutorial, which is a bit more complicated, but done for all folders.

    I personally move my folders similar to first (Brink's) method.
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