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    Run out of room on main Drive...

    ok so this is how my PC is
    http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/b...1987/space.jpg
    Disk E and C are the same hard drive but there's a seperation thing on it, no idea how to take this out or if it would be a good idea. FFXI is install on E drive so as you can see I won't have room for wings of the godess or maybe even the patch today.... so I need to make FFXI run from Disk Drive D... I've tried installing it there, deleting it on disk E then loading it from Disk D but it doesn't get past POL viewer. I've installed Windows on Drive D and tried to make it my main Drive which didn't work either...

    So I need to know how, if possible, I can have FFXI (8 GB) on D Drive and delete it from E drive, I don't know anything about PCs but I hope I've explained it ok, only option I can think of is to buy a new PC but there must be an easier way.

    thx

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    Re: Run out of room on main Drive...

    They're called partitions, and I'm not sure why you have 3 of them. You can combine partitions, but you need software to do so and you typically can lose data easily. I'd remove FFXI completely via Add/Remove programs, then reinstall everything to your main (D drive. It should work then.

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    Re: Run out of room on main Drive...

    The one drive is partitoned into 2, the D Drive is a seprate 120 GB drive.
    What do you mean install everything on D? I've installed windows on Disk Drive D but maybe I haven't installed FFXI onto it since I did that.... when I tried before it didn't work

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    Re: Run out of room on main Drive...

    You want a utility like partition magic to do what you want I believe.

    Alternatively if C and E are the same drive and the C drive is the one you want to extend,

    1. backup absolutely everything on E: to something
    2. make sure nothing is using that drive
    3. delete E:\ and the associated partition
    4. convert drive C: to Dynamic Disk (right click my computer -> manage -> storage -> disk management -> right click the disk (c is typically called "Disk 0") and one of the options will be convert to dynamic disk.
    5. expand/extend drive or something to that effect to add storage to it.

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    Re: Run out of room on main Drive...

    Actually on second thought just run the pol install and ffxi install to the D: drive and copy all your FFXI files over from E: when you are done then just run a FFXI "check files" and you'll have your macro's and everything.

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    Re: Run out of room on main Drive...

    gparted is a free, better version of partition magic

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    Re: Run out of room on main Drive...

    I'm surprised they're partitioned in the first place. Usually you'll have two different partitions when you only have one drive - one large one for data storage and a smaller "tweeter" for faster access times on programs you use a lot. But, with your setup, you already have that using two different drives. Something to think about next time you do a complete xp reinstall, can redo your partitions then quite easily. Anyway I digress.

    Yes you'll have to reinstall everything. I'd recommend backing up your pol files onto cd or dvd, then uninstalling on E, reinstalling on D, and copying the files back over.

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    Re: Run out of room on main Drive...

    Quote Originally Posted by levish
    Actually on second thought just run the pol install and ffxi install to the D: drive and copy all your FFXI files over from E: when you are done then just run a FFXI "check files" and you'll have your macro's and everything.
    Sorry for the slight bump. I'm kind of in the same problem as the OP. I have FFXI installed onto a 5 gig partition (D that's getting to be too small for it. I have a 100 gig partition (E that I use for movies and music, and I want to install FFXI here, but would rather avoid the painful process of a full uninstall and patch.

    So, just to get this straight before I do anything, I can uninstall FFXI thru Control Panel, and it will keep all the patch files plus macros? So I can install POL, FFXI, and the expansions onto my 100 gig partition and I can just copy and paste what was left from the POL folder from D: onto E: and that should work without having to download a massive patch?

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