ended up with a pretty good fix. used easeus partition master to make the main c drive 380 gig then made the unallocated 310 into a new partition z:
think ill leave it this way to clone the main stuff easier from now on.
maybe it will still help someone else
The partition problematic can be rather problematic. I know a person who lost 4Tb in the mess, an acknowledged modder and a companion in a project. Years of work... the result was that he got mad at me, because I didn't understand the weight of his loss.
Makes you ponder, safe copying could be safe?
- No one could make a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little. - Edmund Burke