recapture space on Disk0 to my only Volume: C

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volume:C  layout:partition  type:basic FileSystem:NTFS   Status: healthy  Capacity:5.86   FreeSpace:1.94   %Free 33
Disk 0 basic 9.36 gb online  - (C:) 9.36 gb ntfs        <=  I should have 9 gb on my local C: drive, how could I free it ???
preferable w/o incurring expense (i have ghost ?, would that help me ?)
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Hi cohene,

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Make sure you have a UPS running and backup any important data first. If the power goes out at the wrong time, you'll lose your data. I would also stick to the commercial software. I tried a freeware partition manager once, and it crashed 1/2 way through.

If you have small children, the backup is especially important. Even Partition Magic isn't immune to having a toddler decide to push the power button while you're resizing (yes, I speak from experience).

If you have a spare hard drive, the best thing to do is to use imaging software to move the partition to a second drive. Then, remove the first drive, make sure you can boot and that everything's there. At that point, you can hook the first drive back up again, delete the partition, and make a new one that fills your entire drive.

Also, if you're worried about data loss and cannot backup your data, rather than re-sizing your existing partition, just make a second partition that uses the unused space. You'll have a 4 GB D: drive then and can move some files from C: to D: to free up space on C:.
the great blackout accured 1/2 way through my useing partition magic and of corse I didnt have a ups or back up needless to say I am still cleaning up the mess lol

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