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One hard drive is partitioned with drive C and E.  My c drive partition is only 1.99 gb, and my e is my big partition with 10.7 gb. Both partitions are ntfs. How can I expand partition  C without losing my files. Can I copy C into E and use the space that is there. I copied files from my 13.5 gb. to a 40gb harddrive and it made 4 partitions on my 40 gb harddrive. Can I format my 13.5 gb harddrive and have one partition on it and then transfer my 4 partitons into the 1 partition on the 13.5 gbharddrive. Hope you can help me out.
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>>>Can I format my 13.5 gb harddrive and have one partition on it and then transfer my 4 partitons into the 1 partition on the 13.5 gbharddrive. Hope you can help me out.

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>>>Can I copy C into E and use the space that is there. I copied fil

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>>>Can I format my 13.5 gb harddrive and have one partition on it and then transfer my 4 partitons into the 1 partition on the 13.5 gbharddrive. Hope you can help me out.

Only if that files you have on the 40GB isn't more that 13GB in total size
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I am confuse what are you booting from
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>>>I copied files from my 13.5 gb. to a 40gb harddrive and it made 4 partitions on my 40 gb harddrive

How did copying files make 4 partitions?
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Since you are using NTFS then boot to your OS open the Disk Manager Start > Run diskmgmt.msc
Right Click on the 13GB drive and then right click on the second partition select Delete Partition
Then do the same with the other partition
Then right click again and select create partition
Then right click and then select format.
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Is this is the same question as this one you asked

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Hardware/Q_20796307.html

If so you need coment there so we know what is going on and you need to supply us the above information as well as tell us what Operating system you are using and what drive letter is the Operating system on.

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You should restate your objective and provide a little more information.  Here is what I have based on your information:

Drive C: and E: are on the same physical hard drive.  I guess D: is your other hard drive.

What is installed on E:?  If you have software installed than moving data to another drive you need to make sure that it is mapped to E: in case your software expect the components to be on E:.  Also, if you copy files around you would loose any NTFS security settings that you have set.

Based on your informtion, you can do this:

1.  Partition your big drive into two or more partition.  
2.  If you have drive imaging software create an image of current drive E: or make a full backup of the drive with NTFS security also.  If no software installed on E: and you are not concerned with NTFS security you can copy your current E: drive onto the second partition on the big hard drive.
3.  Use PowerQuest partition magic to remove the current drive E: partition and expand the drive C:.
4.  Reboot and you will have:

Physical drive 1:  Drive C: 13.5GB
Physical drive 2:  Partition 1 is drive D:, partition 2 is drive E: (as previous).... etc....

cheers

One hard drive is partitioned with drive C and E.  My c drive partition is only 1.99 gb, and my e is my big partition with 10.7 gb. Both partitions are ntfs. How can I expand partition  C without losing my files. Can I copy C into E and use the space that is there. I copied files from my 13.5 gb. to a 40gb harddrive and it made 4 partitions on my 40 gb harddrive. Can I format my 13.5 gb harddrive and have one partition on it and then transfer my 4 partitons into the 1 partition on the 13.5 gbharddrive. Hope you can help me out.
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