Increasing Partition Size

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  1. Posts : 156
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    Increasing Partition Size


    I have a 1 Terabyte hard drive that contains 2 partitions.
    C: which has 906 GB free space and D: which has 7.65 GB free space.

    I want to extend D:. I shunk C: 200 GB and ended up with a third partition and found no way to extend d: into this free space.

    How do I extend d:??

    James
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  2. Posts : 156
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    Thread Starter
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    I imagine I need to delete d: first??
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  3. Posts : 5,478
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    JamesJoey said:
    I imagine I need to delete d: first??
    That would be the easiest way if you have nothing in it or you can copy the data elsewhere. You can't extend partitions to the left so you need to delete it or move it.

    If you can't delete it you can use a third party tool like minitool partition wizard to shuffle it to the left but if D is empty (or you don't care what is in it) just delete it and make new simple volume using Disk Management. That would be much faster.
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  4. Posts : 6,967
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    If you post a screenshot from disk managmentwe can advise you should delete the new parition move d to the left then you can grow it
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  5. Posts : 13,676
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    Just use minitool partition wizard free as LX07 says. It can extend to left as well as right.

    Windows disk management will often not shrink C Drive by much even if plenty of spare space due to immovable files. Minitool moves them with punity.
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  6. Posts : 156
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    I deleted D:.
    I shrunk C: and then created a new partition in the unallocated space.
    Now I'm unable to increase C: or remove the unallocated space.
    I'd like to shrink D: by half but when I do I'm still not able to increase C:.

    Any ideas?Increasing Partition Size-drives.png
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    JamesJoey said:
    I deleted D:.
    I shrunk C: and then created a new partition in the unallocated space.
    Now I'm unable to increase C: or remove the unallocated space.
    I'd like to shrink D: by half but when I do I'm still not able to increase C:.

    Any ideas?Increasing Partition Size-drives.png
    You can't remove unallocated space, because it is, by definition, unallocated. Do what LX07 and Cereberus are suggesting and get the free Minitool. Best Free Partition Manager for Windows | MiniTool Partition Free You will be able to shrink "D" and expand "C" easily and safely. Download and install it, and someone here will walk you thru the few simple steps.
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  8. Posts : 156
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    I'm using [email protected] Disk Image's Partition Manager.
    I'll install MiniTool and check it out.
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  9. Posts : 156
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    I installed MIniTool Partition and it seems it won't let me increase the size of C: beyond the 400 or so GBs.
    Every time I decrease D: the unallocated space gets larger to fill.
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  10. Posts : 6,967
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    It's simple move d to the right to take up all the unallocated space then you can grow c no problems
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