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    Add more space to C partition without reinstalling windows ?

    I am running low on space in C drive, i want to take some space from D drive and add it to C drive. Is it possible to do this without reinstalling windows ? and if it possible, is it safe ?
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  2. NavyLCDR's Avatar
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    That depends if D drive is a separate partition on the same drive or if it is on a second drive.
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  3. jimbo45's Avatar
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    Hi there

    1) If its on the same drive use any decent partition manager to re-size it.

    2) if you need to move to a bigger drive then first image the partition. Then restore to new drive then re-size with any partition manager.

    (you can clone the HDD to a bigger one also)

    Both imaging and partitioning software are free -- Macrium is well liked by a lot of people on these forums while for partitioning you can use qparted (stand alone bootable) or minitool partition wizard etc etc.

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  4. dalchina's Avatar
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    Conversely, please see:
    Free Up Drive Space in Windows 10
    - which includes good ways to see where your space has gone
    Turn On or Off Storage Sense Automatically Free Up Space in Windows 10

    What sort of PC do you have, and how large is your system disk?
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    Yes C and D drive in the same hard drive, i only use 1 hard drive in my computer

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  6. dalchina's Avatar
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    Umm- why partition such a small drive? You have plenty of free space on D: so simply run e.g. Minitool Partition Wizard, and 'Apply' the changes you make via its GUI, then reboot to put them into effect.

    I note no other Windows-related partitions.. is this a MBR installation?
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  7. Samuria's Avatar
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    Post a screen shot from disk manager so we can see there may be paritions in the middle
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  8. dalchina's Avatar
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    Minitool Partition Wizard would be better- in case there's a partition Disk Management doesn't show. Like this:
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    - the 16Mb partition isn't shown by DM.
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  9. ThrashZone's Avatar
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    Yep mini tool is much better it will even show linux grub partitions
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    Yes this is MBR, this is my office desktop.
    Screenshot from Disk Management
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    and this is from MiniTool
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    I probably will add 30gb space to C drive from D drive. Is there any tutorial to do this with MiniTool?
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