Disk Partitioning


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John

No offense taken. Reminded me a bit of DOMESTOS which kills all known
germs! Or is it 99 % of all known germs?

Had to look up Clorox as I was not aware of the product/brand!
 
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John

No offense taken. Reminded me a bit of DOMESTOS which kills all known
germs! Or is it 99 % of all known germs?
And leaves the genetically enhanced, disinfectant-proof 1% to breed
and conquer the world, along with all their unknown friends.
Had to look up Clorox as I was not aware of the product/brand!
Nor was I. But WikIP seems to think it is.[1] I thought it was
chlorinated oxygen, or oxidised chlorine, maybe both. Sort of like
"lox" is liquid oxygen and "nitrox" is oxidised nitrogen, nitrogenised
oxygen, a mixture of nitrogen and oxygen or some combination of those.
I must admit "Clorox" does sound scientific and technical and
efficient as a killer. They picked a good name, there. Much better
than "Hero" or "Subway" for sandwiches or "snickers" for a chocolate
bar. [Those I know from local UKlander adverts. I don't think Clorox
sells in UKland.] ["Snickers"? Honestly?]

[1] No, Wikipedia is not the truth, the way and the light but
considering the life expectancy of an article like that were it
describing a fake product it's a fairly good bet that it's real. I am
not about to go to USAlia to find out.

J.
 
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R. C. White

Hi, Bob.
You can "name" any folder as a drive letter.
Yes, you can. Just be sure you don't use a Label to rename a Drive
(partition) as a drive letter. That usually is a very confusing thing to
do!

As Paladin said, "You can name your foot a hand", too, but that serves no
real purpose that he (or I) can see.

But it reminds me of the famous Abraham Lincoln story:

Abe: If you call a tail a leg, how many legs does a dog have?
Answer: Five.
Abe: No, four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it one.

And calling Drive C:, "Drive F:" just invites confusion! A recent
conversation in another newsgroup concerned a user who was trying to
reorganize her partitions simply by Naming them D:, E:, etc., by using
Labels. She wound up with things like:
D:\Drive F:
or
D:\F:

But naming a FOLDER as a drive letter can sometimes be a useful tool - or so
I've heard. I haven't done it myself. I can see it coming very handy to
refer to a folder with a very long pathname. But the SUBST command might be
a better way to handle that job by creating a "virtual drive"; type "subst
/?" in a Command Prompt window to see the usage.

RC
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R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX
(e-mail address removed)
Microsoft Windows MVP (2002-2010)
Windows Live Mail 2012 (Build 16.4.3508.0205) in Win8 Pro


"Bob I" wrote in message
Alphabet soup.
Some people get off on a P:/ drive.

You can "name" any folder as a drive letter. Simply r-click it, select
Properties, Sharing, Share, Select Everyone from the pull down and set
R/W. Then in the Tools menu in Windows Explorer, select "Map network
drive" to give the letter of choice to the shared folder.
 
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Ken Blake

I don't seem to have it on my XP system, is it only in Win 7?
XXCopy is not a Microsoft program and doesn't come with any version of
Windows.
 
K

Ken Blake

I agree with Clorox. That is a very well written article that treats
a very difficult subject gently. Excellent job, Mr. Blake.

No formality is necessary; just "Ken" is fine.

And thank you for the kind words, too.

Ken
 
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R. C. White

Hi, Choro.
Had to look up Clorox as I was not aware of the product/brand!
Yes, in the USA, Clorox is almost as well-known as Coca-Cola. I thought it
was known worldwide - like Coke. They've expanded the brand name to other
products in recent years, but it has always meant a leading brand of laundry
bleach, also often used as a disinfectant.

Now, your turn to educate me: What is DOMESTOS? No, wait. I'll ask
Wikipedia...? ;<} Aha! Nearly the same stuff, ain't it? And Chloros?
Sounds like Clorox, doesn't it?

More evidence that we are "divided by a common language"! ;<)

RC
--
R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX
(e-mail address removed)
Microsoft Windows MVP (2002-2010)
Windows Live Mail 2012 (Build 16.4.3508.0205) in Win8 Pro


"choro" wrote in message
Bloddy, stupid, damned, irritating *SPELLCHECKERS* and the utter
*idiots* who don't see them changing things behind our backs! (Me, I
mean.)
Sorry, choro, *I* typed your 'nym correctly, I just missed the damned
spellchecker helpfully "correcting" it for me.
No offense intended.
J.
No offense taken. Reminded me a bit of DOMESTOS which kills all known
germs! Or is it 99 % of all known germs?

Had to look up Clorox as I was not aware of the product/brand!
 
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Ken Blake

Now if only they used the Chinese character set instead of the English
alphabet! I gather there are 20,000 characters in the Chinese alphabet.

The number isn't clear, but it's considerably more than 20,000.
Probably somewhere in the 40,000 - 80,000 range.

And note that this isn't an alphabet. Those characters aren't letters;
they are actually much more like words.
 
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Juan Wei

choro has written on 9/15/2013 3:34 PM:
Nice sensible advice. Thx!
The only problem with imaging a single partition HD is the size of the
image. Don't you run out of space on the destination drive pretty
quickly? (I've inferred that imaging copies the entire partition rather
than just the blocks that are in use.)
 
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Ed Cryer

Juan said:
choro has written on 9/15/2013 3:34 PM:

The only problem with imaging a single partition HD is the size of the
image. Don't you run out of space on the destination drive pretty
quickly? (I've inferred that imaging copies the entire partition rather
than just the blocks that are in use.)
No; just the used parts.

Ed
 
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Gene E. Bloch

I will look into this AllWaySync and see if it will serve me better than
XXcopy. I've commented on XXcopy, its ease of use and speed of action,
to say nothing of its tailorability, once you have written the simple
DOS commands. But anything is worth trying once. Who knows, I might
discard XXcopy! This would be like going into a new relationship while
having a long standing steady relationship with all the dangers that it
entails.
The nice thing abut the sync programs (there are others besides the two
mentioned) is that you just call up the program, click on analyze or
whatever, and changed files get moved (or deleted, if appropriate).

You can sync one way or both ways and you can exclude folders from
syncing.

Of course, all the customizing features lead to maybe too much time
spent customizing :)
 
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Gene E. Bloch

And because I have the commands on a Word doc file with a shortcut on my
desktop, all I have to do is open the Word document, click in the margin
of the command line to select and copy the command and then paste the
command at the Command prompt. The possibilities are more or less
limitless. It is all done by choosing your parameters.
Or you could put the commands into a batch file and run that.

Seems more efficient to me.
 
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Gene E. Bloch

No; just the used parts.

Ed
And frequently the process compresses the data as well (Macrium
definitely does).

Note that an image is a file from which the original disc can be
reconstructed, It is *not* a bit for bit copy of the original drive or
partition. I.e., it is not a clone.

That's why Macrium and its ilk can create incremental image backups.
 
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Gene E. Bloch

You can "name" any folder as a drive letter. Simply r-click it, select
Properties, Sharing, Share, Select Everyone from the pull down and set
R/W. Then in the Tools menu in Windows Explorer, select "Map network
drive" to give the letter of choice to the shared folder.
You can also mount a drive (a partition too, I think) as a folder, at
least in W7, maybe in Vista, maybe before.

I found it handy as a work-around dealing with some sync program or
other that couldn't recognize an external drive or card when it got
assigned a different letter.
 
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Gene E. Bloch

The number isn't clear, but it's considerably more than 20,000.
Probably somewhere in the 40,000 - 80,000 range.
I looked it up a year or two back, since I also believed that the number
was around 20,000. What I learned is that it's in the hundreds of
thousands if you count everything. Apologies: I have forgotten all the
details and where I found it. It must have involved Google - but I'm not
apologetic enough to look today :)
And note that this isn't an alphabet. Those characters aren't letters;
they are actually much more like words.
But still, wouldn't be nice to have a drive whose "letter" means
"Revenge" or "True Love"?

I just looked at those supposedly totally arbitrary choices I wrote
down. Boy, wouldn't Freud have a field day with me?
 
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Ed Cryer

Juan said:
Ed Cryer has written on 9/16/2013 3:26 PM:

So the image is smaller than the partition?
Exactly. I have a 1GB C partition. Windows shows it as having 87GB used.
The latest Paragon saved image is 74GB. I have several saved images.
I also take Windows images. The latest is 80GB.

Ed
 

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