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I'm using 8.1 and I want to delete my D partition with a USERS folder in it

Sidneysnake

New Member
How do I delete D so I can extend my C drive? Windows will not allow me to DELETE D as it has a 'USERS' folder in it. The message I get is 'a file or folder is being used in another location, I did not create the USERS folder in D. There is another USERS folder in C.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba
    Memory
    8 Gb

starvinmarvin

New Member
First, run a full anti-virus scan on all drives.
Next, make sure you're using an Administrator account.
Open drive D:
Open the Users folder.
Open each sub-folder. Move all data that you want to keep to similarly named User folders on drive C:
Check for any other wanted data on drive D: and move it to drive C:
Try deleting the drive D: Users folder, then delete drive D:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    custom
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-4590 @ 3.3GHz
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z97 Extreme4
    Memory
    4 x 4GB G.Skill DDR4-2400
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte GTX-1050Ti

Sidneysnake

New Member
Thank you for your reply, the problem I have is Windows won't allow me to move or delete the USER folders in D because it keeps saying a folder or file is being used in another program.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba
    Memory
    8 Gb

starvinmarvin

New Member
Thank you for your reply, the problem I have is Windows won't allow me to move or delete the USER folders in D because it keeps saying a folder or file is being used in another program.
Here's something to try. Also, please note that there are other tutorials shown in the list on the right-hand side of the page:

 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    custom
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-4590 @ 3.3GHz
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z97 Extreme4
    Memory
    4 x 4GB G.Skill DDR4-2400
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte GTX-1050Ti

Sidneysnake

New Member
Thank you for your support really appreciate it. I think the issue may be that iCloud is running in users in D: but this is a guess at the moment.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba
    Memory
    8 Gb

TechnoMage

Active Member
Power User
Not every day, but fairly often, I will want to take some space from my #2 partition and add it to my #1 (main or C partition, on my main HD.
For years, I've had the EaseUS Partition Master program, and I use that for all my partition work. (I even use it for formatting and partitioning a brand new HD)
First I would resize my second partition to free up some space, then I would add that free space to my C: partition. As long as I perform the task in an orderly manner, Step by Step, I've never had it fail.
Just a suggestion.
TM :cool:
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win-8.1/Pro/64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home Made
    CPU
    AMD 8 Core
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte, Ultra Durable, GA-970A-DSP3
    Memory
    Crucial, 8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 5450 (2 GB)
    Sound Card
    On Board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" LG
    Hard Drives
    Sandisk, SSD 120GB, 8TB Seagate backup drive
    PSU
    Antec Earthwatts, 650
    Case
    Pac-Man Case
    Keyboard
    HP Professional
    Mouse
    GearHead Wireless
    Internet Speed
    5 Meg
    Browser
    Firefox
    Other Info
    Using Classic Shell on Win-8.1 /pro/64

TechnoMage

Active Member
Power User
JFWIW....
It's always a good idea, to have a second partition on a single Hard Drive PC, just for a place to keep your valuables, in case the C: partition gets corrupted and you can't access it.
I have several folders on my second partition, with shortcuts to them on my Desktop.
That gives me quick access to things I might want to get to, but don't want taking up valuable real estate on my C: drive.
It's an old habit that goes all the way back to my DOS days.
Be well, and stay safe,
:cool:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win-8.1/Pro/64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home Made
    CPU
    AMD 8 Core
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte, Ultra Durable, GA-970A-DSP3
    Memory
    Crucial, 8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 5450 (2 GB)
    Sound Card
    On Board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" LG
    Hard Drives
    Sandisk, SSD 120GB, 8TB Seagate backup drive
    PSU
    Antec Earthwatts, 650
    Case
    Pac-Man Case
    Keyboard
    HP Professional
    Mouse
    GearHead Wireless
    Internet Speed
    5 Meg
    Browser
    Firefox
    Other Info
    Using Classic Shell on Win-8.1 /pro/64
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