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PPCUG Next Meeting
February 28, 2017

7:00 PM

Mercer County Library, Lawrenceville NJ


Partitioning a Hard Drive on your Windows Computer

the What, the Why and the How


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Storing your digital life on a PC or laptop has never been easier, but keeping all those precious files of photos and documents, etc., in one place puts them in constant danger of being lost. The solution to protecting your data is to back up those files, and disk partitioning makes that process easier and simplifies the recovery of your files if you have a problem. Shinkfield will explain what partitioning is, why it is so important, and how you can do it.

When we talk about ‘drives’ on our computers as C drive or D drive, we are often talking about partitions. Every hard drive has at least one drvie, the C drive. Partitioning allows you to divide your hard drive into separate sections or volumes with separate names. For example, if you partition your C drive in two, the two partitions will show up as the C drive and the D drive.

This program will help people answer certain key questions:
  • What is partitioning?
  • Why should I consider doing it?
  • And if I do, how can I create these partitions using tools included in Windows 10 and Windows 7?


Shinkfield will also discuss the benefits of using commercially available programs, such as Acronis Disk Director.


David Shinkfield, who teaches several courses at the Computer Learning Center at Ewing, NJ, is also the Center's Director. He has shared his familiarity with computers as a volunteer instructor for more than ten years. Prior to his retirement, he was a managing partner with the PA Consulting Group based in London. During his career with that firm he undertook assignments in the UK, France, Germany, and finally in the United States where he has spent the last 30 years.


There are a group of club members who regularly attend PPCUG meetings. However, Club Leadership including those who have been arranging meetings would appreciate your assistance. We are looking for volunteers to step up and take a leadership role. Any role that you take will look good on your LinkedIn profile!



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