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    Default Move programs to other disk with same drive letter

    Tomorrow I get a NAS and will change some of my partition structure, so this it my
    current setup :
    Disk 1:
    Partition C: ( OS )
    Partition D: (Drivers )
    Partition E: ( Games)

    Disk 2:
    Partition M : (Music, videos, pictures,
    documents, programs)

    I will move all the media files (music,
    videos , pictures and some of the
    documents ) to the NAS.
    Then only the programs and some
    documents will remain on Partition M:
    My thought was to shrink the E: partition
    and D: then make a M: partition on
    Disk 1.

    (Will give the old M: partition an other letter in my bootable Acronis Disk Director prior to moving all the software)

    Will I then be able to simply move the
    Programs folder and Documents folder
    from the (M): partition Disk 2 to M: Partition
    Disk 1 and it'll work ?

    Or will Windows get confused and slightly ungreatful to my "upmessing"?

    Btw, running RAID 1 on both disks (4 disks total)

    Thanks, hope my post was clear enough.
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    Default Re: Move programs to other disk with same drive letter

    Not if you rename the old M partition,it should work fine with the new M partition
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    Default Re: Move programs to other disk with same drive letter

    But if I change drive letter in bootable Acronis, Windows won't interfere right. Then I can move everything from the old M (now x) to the new M and programs would work as before?
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    Default Re: Move programs to other disk with same drive letter

    Does acronis let you change the drive letter?
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    Default Re: Move programs to other disk with same drive letter

    Acronis Disk Director does, should work in the bootable version as well...
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    Default Re: Move programs to other disk with same drive letter

    I think you'll be ok,could test with a small partition first and a few programs
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    Default Re: Move programs to other disk with same drive letter

    Yes, thanks. Will come back to confirm tomorrow or Saturday.
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    > Power Supply: NZXT HALE 90 1000w
    > Mainboard : Gigabyte GA-X58-UD5
    > Chipset : Intel X58
    > Processor : Intel i7 920 @ 3800 MHz
    > HSF: Cooler Master V8 - Arctic Silver 5
    > Physical Memory : Corsair Dominator GT PC3-12800 6GB
    > Video Card : Gainward GTX 470 SLI
    > Monitor : LG 23" 3D Vision
    > Operating System : Windows 7 Pro 64bit

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    Default Re: Move programs to other disk with same drive letter

    That worked perfectly fine

    I just used Disk Management in Windows and Safe Mode.

    1. Shrink the volume u want to make the new partition of (this cannot be done in Safe Mode).

    2. Restart and boot into Safe Mode.

    3. Give the old programs drive (M:) a new drive letter (X:) and make the new volume of the unallocated space and give it the same drive letter as the other one before (M:) [Rename the drives if u want. Can be done later in Windows]

    3. Move all the programs (the whole programs folder) from X: to M:

    4. Reboot


    Everything works as normal!

    Thanks wazza300 and Bee_Dee_3_Dee.
    <<< System Summary >>>
    > Power Supply: NZXT HALE 90 1000w
    > Mainboard : Gigabyte GA-X58-UD5
    > Chipset : Intel X58
    > Processor : Intel i7 920 @ 3800 MHz
    > HSF: Cooler Master V8 - Arctic Silver 5
    > Physical Memory : Corsair Dominator GT PC3-12800 6GB
    > Video Card : Gainward GTX 470 SLI
    > Monitor : LG 23" 3D Vision
    > Operating System : Windows 7 Pro 64bit

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