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    shrinking lenovo drive


    hello
    seems like i'm running out of space on drive C -i have only 17 GB free-
    LENOVO drive (D) is 25 GB , only 3 GB is used of it
    can i shrink about 15 GB of it and then add it to the C drive ?
    and will it affect anything ?

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    Can you post the screen print of disk management?

    I expect you have more than 25GB hard drive - this is probably the recovery drive.

    Look here .. Re: recovery partition in G580 - Lenovo Community - A question asked by you?
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    But yes you can - I have Lenovo and I deleted all of it and did a clean install. I think though if you have 500GB hard drive you'd be better off leaving the recovery and using https://windirstat.info/ to find something else to delete.

    You never know a recovery drive might be useful later on.
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    LENOVO drive isn't for recovery
    one key recovery
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    Not D:

    You can move the files from F:, when use to extend C:


    Screenshot from
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    you mean using D as a storage device and shrinking either F or G ?
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    You can not use D: or G:, to extend C:, you would need to delete F: before extending C:.
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    You only have one drive. It is up to you what you want to do with the data (non boot) partitions. Your best bet is not to try to second guess the IO subsystem unless you are really sure what your are doing. You will probably make it slower by doing so. The only sensible reason to do so is for backup or to run a separate OS.

    58 GB is not big for a Windows drive. Why don't you merge C, blah, Huh, Lenovo and the unallocated space? (Good names by the way). Just make backup first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    You can not use D: or G:, to extend C:, you would need to delete F: before extending C:.
    Not exactly true. There are plenty of solutions that let you move partitions around.

    Edit: this for example Best Free Partition Manager Freeware and free partition magic for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista and Windows XP 32 bit & 64 bit. MiniTool Free Partition Manager Software Home Edition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adamf View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    You can not use D: or G:, to extend C:, you would need to delete F: before extending C:.
    Not true. There are plenty of solutions that let you move partitions around.
    As the OP has made partitions in DM, I am only talking about using DM.
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