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    Home PC Docs and Settings problem

    The home pc my family use to play the SIMS game on has a 100GB Hard Drive separated as a 30GB C: OS Drive and a D: Data for the remainder. Was working well. Discovered today that the C: drive was almost full.

    Searching through it is clear that the family playing SIMS is the culprit as a lot of data is stored in their Documents and Settings Documents folders on the C: drive.

    Plenty of room on the D: drive - is there any way of moving the user Docs and Settings to the D: drive without screwing the games up?

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    if your using 7 you can just change the partition size

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    Which OS - I know in XP you can right click the Documents folder and move it to another location with no problems.

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    Ah yes silly me forgot to specify the OS!! It's XP Pro. So if i was to do the right click and specify action would the SIMS programme follow the data or would it hang looking for it on the C: drive?

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    Remove the D: partition and then expand C: to fill the rest of the drive.

    The alternative would be to find the folder containing the data for the game, move it to D:\ and then create a junction or symbolic link back to the original location using MKLink, Junction or HardLink Shell Extension.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speckytecky View Post
    So if i was to do the right click and specify action would the SIMS program follow the data or would it hang looking for it on the C: drive?
    It would still look for it on the C: drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by strawberry View Post
    if your using 7 you can just change the partition size
    You can't increase the size of a partition if there isn't any disk space for it to expand into.

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    Thanks for the quick response and multiple answers guys and gals.

    Sounds like ultimately the computer is heading toward a wipe and reinstall - several programmes are currently set to run from the D: drive.

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    Why not use Gparted disk and resize the partitions as suggested?

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    Thanks Arthur,

    I had a crack before on this machine at resizing the D: to create some free space and expand the C: to fill that with G Parted but couldn't get my head round why it wouldn't work. Should have been easy according to all I read about it but I just didn't get the hang of it. Perhaps I need to have another go with some other software?

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    Remove the D: partition and then expand C: to fill the rest of the drive.

    The alternative would be to find the folder containing the data for the game, move it to D:\ and then create a junction or symbolic link back to the original location using MKLink, Junction or HardLink Shell Extension.

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    easier option is to backup the d drive using ntbackup , stick in a new disk, move the d drive to the new disk. Once thats safely done then delete the old d drive and extend the c drive.

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    See this Mod The Sims - Game Help:Change Location of Downloads Folder - it says SIMS will recognise the move.

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    You guys and gals are fantastic

    Thanks for all the fab helpful replies. I should be able to crack it now armed with the gen you have given me.

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    can you not change the location Sims saves its data in the registry??

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    Try using the EASEUS Partition Manager Home Edition. I've used this to resise Win XP partitions at home. Shrink one and expands to creates a new partition. Very quick and easy. Looking at the enterprise version too for work.

    Again, can't stress enough doing a backup before messing with partitions...

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