[Coco] Need help thanks in advance

William Carlin whcarlinjr at gmail.com
Sat Oct 24 15:49:41 EDT 2020


As Gene has suggested with Linux, you can also do with Windows 7.  First
off, your current Windows 7 partition MUST be NTFS.  I'm looking through
the thread and some are suggesting your current Windows partition is FAT32
but I have not seen where you have confirmed or denied this.

I ran into a similar situation with a machine where I was running low on
space fairly early in the lifespan of the hard drive.  I decided to add a
secondary hard drive, moving the entire contents of the Program Files
folder to the secondary drive as this folder contained many large program
installs.  Then, using Disk Manager mounted the second hard drive as a
mount point to the Program Files folder, essentially freeing up many
gigabytes of space on the boot drive.

This may or may not be a good solution for you as it will depend on where
the bulk of your storage is utilized.  If the bulk of your
storage utilization is in your profile directory, you may consider storing
that information on the second ~2TB partition.

The process is fairly well documented in this sourceDaddy article:


William Carlin

On Sat, Oct 24, 2020 at 2:48 AM Gene Heskett <gheskett at shentel.net> wrote:

> On Friday 23 October 2020 21:07:41 Joshua Harper via Coco wrote:
> > Hi guys I know this is off-topic but didn’t know who else to ask I
> > just had my Windows 7 PC fixed with a brand new 4 TB hard drive put in
> > it with Windows 7 ultimate when I got back my PC under properties of a
> > hard drive it showing capacity 1.97 available hard drive space how can
> > I get back the rest of my hard drive space the other 2 TB apparently
> > they put a partition on it I believe is there any way of taking off
> > the partition where I can get the whole 4 TB access again thanks I
> > appreciate all your help
> Well, if it was linux, I'd run fdisk or such and add the rest of the
> drive as another partition. mount it in /etc/fstab as /home/yourname,
> and copy the existing /home/yourname to it.  Then edit /etc/fstab to
> mount it as /home.   And reboot, edit /etc/fstab to mount the old one
> someplace else to make it again accessible, reboot again and clean out
> the old stuff you've copied to the new partition to recover that space.
> But I only own one winders box that only gets pulled out of the truck
> and used for tuning an am radio stations antenna tower, so I can't tell
> you how to do it on winderz. Having your personal stuff separate from
> the os means you can if carefull, reinstall the os w/o losing your
> stuff.
> Cheers, Gene Heskett
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