Post Your Computer Questions

Site Index   |  Quick Index   |  New Tips   |  MS Windows   |  MS Office   |   Newsletter   |   Q&A  |   More Tips  |    

Tips Download   |   Donations   |   Customer Support   |   Registry Tips   |   Weekend Windup |   IE 6.0   |   IE 7.0  |   Help   |   Suggestions

 Windows XP Run Commands | Computer Questions. Microsoft Access Databases | Computer Terms | New Home Material Estimating Spread Sheets!

  Windows XP Remote Desktop Setup One! | 57 Vista Run Commands | Windows XP Remote Desktop Setup Two!

IF00102

Put An Entire Drive Into A Folder In Windows XP!
 
This feature, called "Volume Mount Points" (also supported in Windows 2000) allows you to associate an entire partition with a single folder on your hard disk. I recommend using the Volume Mount Points feature to free up disk space on a C: drive that's getting too full. If your C: drive is getting too full, you'll find this very helpful.
 
1. Create an empty folder on your C: drive called "NewDrive".
 
2. Install your new hard disk and open the Disk Management console. You can access Disk Management from the Run command. Type diskmgmt.msc in the Run command and click OK.
 
3. In the Disk Management console, right click on the new disk and click New Volume. Click Next when the Welcome to the New Volume Wizard dialog box appears.
 
4. On the Select Volume Type page, select the Simple option. Click Next.
 
5. On the Select Disks page, make sure the correct disk (the new one) is selected and then type in the size of the partition you want to create. The default is to use the entire disk. Type in the size in the Select the amount of space in MB text box and click Next.
 
6. On the Assign Drive Letter or Path page, select the Mount in the following empty NTFS folder option and then type in the path to the NewDrive folder. Click Next.
 
7. On the Format Volume page, accept the default settings and click Next. Click Finish and the volume will be created and formatted.
 
8. Find some folders that are taking up a lot of space. Right click on those folders and click the Cut command. Then click on the NewDrive folder and use the Paste command. Note that you shouldn't do this with Program Folders and System Folders, as there are many files in use in those folders so you won't be able to reliably copy them to the new location. The Cut and Paste operation moves the files from their old folders into the new one.
 
9. Notice that all the files still appear to be on the C: drive. This makes it easy for you to save all your stuff to the C: drive, but actually use the space on the new disk.
 
Note: You can, of course, name the folder whatever you wish instead of NewDrive.

Let me know if you need anything else.

Did this Article Give you the Information You Were Looking For?

YesNo

Hit Counter

Get My Tips Package.

Main Site Navigation:

|Windows 7 Questions. |Vista Questions. |Windows XP Home and Pro Questions. |Internet Explorer 8.0 |Internet Explorer 7.0 |Printer Problems. |Outlook Express 6.0 |

|Windows Mail. |Moderator Tips! |Firefox |Home Networking Problems!! | Function Keys, F1, F2, F3, F4, F5, F6, F7, F8, F9, F10, F11, F12 | Windows Live Essentials 2011.

 

You Can also get all these tips plus more in one Package including 100 Vista Tips!

 

Page 1

Page 2

Page 3

Page 4

Page 5

Page 6

Page 7

Page 8

 

See The 11 Tip Package That You Should Print And Keep Close To Your Computer! 

100 Vista Tips!

This One Also Comes With The Standard Tips Package!  2 Downloads!

  My Blog!

Close To 400 More XP Tips.  If you Can't Find The Answer Here just Click Here!
Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8


Newsletter Signup
   |   Search   |   Windows Versions   |   Office Versions   |  
Forum |   Readers Q&A   |   Tips In Full Graphics   |   Tips Download    

 Site Navigation:
Donations
   |   Support   |   Registry Tips   |   Weekend Windup   |   PC Questions |   IE 6.0   |   IE 7.0   |   Outlook Express 6.0   |   PC Help
Virus Info
   |   Computer Drivers   |   Hardware Info.   |  
Your Suggestions |   IE 7.0 Install  |   Database Downloads   |   Home  |  Computer Terms  

|   57 Vista Run Commands   |   Windows XP Run Commands  |   Microsoft Access Databases  |

Windows XP Remote Desktop Setup One! |New Home Material Estimating Spread Sheets! Windows XP Remote Desktop Setup Two!

All products mentioned are registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective companies.
Questions or problems regarding this web site should be directed to the
Webmaster.
Copyright 1999-2011  Internet Fixes. All rights reserved.      
Legal Disclaimer

This Site Is Part Of The Internet Fixes Network!