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    Local Disk (C) How to increase size ?

    Local Disk (C = 39 GB nearly full

    Local Disk (D = 35 GB unused

    I have been downloading a few movies recently and (C is getting full

    yet (D remains empty

    How do I increase the size of (C ? thus decreasing the size of (D

    or do I just shift files form (C to (D ?

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    Re: Local Disk (C) How to increase size ?

    I think it's really tricky to do without reformatting (is that the right word?) mate.

    I personally just shift them over!


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    Re: Local Disk (C) How to increase size ?

    You can use Power Quest's Partition Magic to do this. I have used it to resize partitions with no problems whatsoever. Make sure you back up all your data first, to be on the safeside.

    Alternatively and easier, is to do as ken recommends and move all your downloads and data etc to the D: partition. You can set your bittorrent client to save to a directory on D: as default.

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    Re: Local Disk (C) How to increase size ?

    Quote Originally Posted by kenkannif
    I think it's really tricky to do without reformatting (is that the right word?) mate.

    I personally just shift them over!
    Hi Ken,

    wow that was a fast reply ! thanks,

    ok I understand............ will shift them over to (D)

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    Re: Local Disk (C) How to increase size ?

    Bet mate...while you're here (you lived in Basingstoke...why?) is it possible to use my external hard drive as the main download/upload place for u-torrent and if I do will it be slow 'cos it's USB connected???

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    Re: Local Disk (C) How to increase size ?

    From my experience, not a tech point of view.

    Yes, and yes. (slow computer that is)

    It slowed down my comp, and often crashed. I think it will depend on if your memory can handle it.
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    Re: Local Disk (C) How to increase size ?

    Quote Originally Posted by kenkannif
    is it possible to use my external hard drive as the main download/upload place for u-torrent and if I do will it be slow 'cos it's USB connected???
    of course it is. that's what i do with all my torrent downloads.

    just go into your torrent preferences and change the destination volume for downloaded files to your external drive. you will need to create a folder for your pc to identify the location beforehand.

    it's not slow at all. USB 2.0 is a very fast connection.
    Last edited by zehner; 11th October 2007 at 13:09.

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    Re: Local Disk (C) How to increase size ?

    ^ Cool....what about all the stuff I'm currently downloading....can I just move it there as well and business as usual?

    Thanks z!!!

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    Re: Local Disk (C) How to increase size ?

    Quote Originally Posted by zehner
    of course it is. that's what i do with all my torrent downloads.
    I did the same thing. When I started downloading torrents I realised that the C: drive was going to get flooded.

    I just went out and bought another 80G hard drive. Like Zehner said, you can set the preferences so's the torrents go to the extra drive.

    I named my D: 'download' and created a folder called 'torrents'. You can then either keep the downloads until you've reached the correct ratio, or burn and delete.

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    Re: Local Disk (C) How to increase size ?

    ^ But what about the 50% or so downloaded files you had on C? Can move them accordingly and they continue from where they was?

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    Re: Local Disk (C) How to increase size ?

    Quote Originally Posted by kenkannif
    what about all the stuff I'm currently downloading....can I just move it there as well and business as usual?
    yup.



    Quote Originally Posted by Welshman
    I named my D: 'download' and created a folder called 'torrents'. You can then either keep the downloads until you've reached the correct ratio, or burn and delete.
    there you go kenny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kenkannif
    Can move them accordingly and they continue from where they was?
    i presume you can just move them over to the new folder?
    Last edited by zehner; 11th October 2007 at 13:11. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Re: Local Disk (C) How to increase size ?

    ^ Yeah but I'm not sure if Welshy is talking about already completed ones....or ones half done.....but you said I can....so I'll move....and if it all fucks up....I'll be well angry....grrrr and that!

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    Re: Local Disk (C) How to increase size ?

    if you're that worried then wait til all the files are downloaded to the old drive. move them into the new folder and then change the destination volume in preferences.

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    Re: Local Disk (C) How to increase size ?

    ^ Easier said than done.....with the new season on us I'm downloading 6-8 shows a day...and I CANNOT WAIT!!!

    Fuck it....I'll stick with the 40gig....it's okay and stops me going download CRAZY!!!

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    Re: Local Disk (C) How to increase size ?

    Quote Originally Posted by kenkannif
    ^ Yeah but I'm not sure if Welshy is talking about already completed ones....or ones half done.....but you said I can....so I'll move....and if it all fucks up....I'll be well angry....grrrr and that!
    Completed ones. Just wait until the download's complete then start over by copying them over (it'll probably take a while because some of those torrents are very large) then reset your preferences.

    I generally keep a tight control on my D: downloads. Once the ratio equals up, I just make sure that my burned copies work then delete them.

    Added later...

    Perhaps Zehner could enlighten you and me. I think that the way Torrents work is that when you reconnect a download, the software traces the break in the download and resumes the download from there.

    That might mean that you could switch in mid download. After all, when I've had a power cut during a download, I've just logged back onto the internet, called up Utorrent and it seems to carry on from where it left off quite happily.

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