Best/ Idiot Proof Way To + Unallocated Space Not Next 2 Pri. Partition


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    Best/ Idiot Proof Way To + Unallocated Space Not Next 2 Pri. Partition


    Best/ Idiot Proof Way To Add Unallocated Space Not Next 2 Primary Partition

    So I imaged my C Drive (Disk 0 in the picture 238GB) which included the Recovery Partition. Afterwards I removed the 2nd HDD platter and replaced it with a 2.5" SSD and booted up and formatted the 2.5" SSD (disk 1 in the picture). I then fired up the backup software and wrote the image back on to the new 2.5" SSD. Both drives now have the identical data and both booted up fine. I just thought it would write back and take into account the extra space. As you can see from the picture Disk 1 does not have the unallocated space next to the primary partition so my understanding is I can not just extend the primary partition and absorb the unallocated space since they are not adjacent to one another. I did not try just to be clear. A quick GOOGLE search seemed to indicate that EaseUS or AOMEI should help with extending the primary partition of Disk 1 and I believe both programs have either a free version or a trial.

    https://www.disk-partition.com/windo...s-10-0528.html

    https://www.easeus.com/partition-mas...indows-10.html

    If anyone could shed some light on the situation as to what is the best and idiot proof next step going forward I would be grateful. Thank you.

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    You can't extend the space to a non-adjacent partition with Windows Disk Management, but you can with third party tools.

    The standard advice around here is to use Mini-tool Partition Wizard, a free download. You don't need Aomei or Easeus.

    It's quite intuitive. Nothing will happen until you poke "Apply" as the last step.

    Free Download MiniTool Partition Wizard | Best Partition Manager for Windows PC and Server


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    ignatzatsonic said:
    You can't extend the space to a non-adjacent partition with Windows Disk Management, but you can with third party tools.
    The standard advice around here is to use Mini-tool Partition Wizard, a free download. You don't need Aomei or Easeus.

    It's quite intuitive. Nothing will happen until you poke "Apply" as the last step.

    Free Download MiniTool Partition Wizard | Best Partition Manager for Windows PC and Server
    >You can't extend the space to a non-adjacent partition with Windows Disk Management

    Copy that.


    >It's quite intuitive. Nothing will happen...

    You underestimate me sir : ) Thanks for the reply. I'll probably wait a few days and see if anyone else chimes in with their thoughts. Thank you.
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