Move space from one partition to another (same physical drive)

  1. Posts : 13
    Windows 8.1 (Home Edition)

    Move space from one partition to another (same physical drive)

    Is this possible without third-party software? I can't for the life of me figure out how to do it with disk management, I shrink the volume I want to take space from but then the "expand volume" option is greyed out when I right click on the partition I want to move that free space to. And they're all in the same physical SSD drive so I don't know why it isn't working.

    Am I doing something wrong? And if third-party software is indeed necessary, you guys have any recommendations for me? I would really appreciate it.

    Thank you.
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  2. Posts : 1,867
    Windows 10 Pro 2004 20H1

    I use the free version of MiniTools Partition Wizard.
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  3. Posts : 17,371
    Windows 11 Pro

    Windows 10 (and any version of Windows) will only let you shrink from or add to the end (right side) of a partition. Windows 10 won't let you do anything with the front (left side) of a partition. As @OldNavyGuy just posted, MiniTool Partition Wizard is the way to go:

    Best Free Partition Manager for Windows | MiniTool Partition Wizard Free
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  4. Posts : 7,134
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

    Use the portable version of Minitool Partition Wizard since the full installer file is often blocked by Defender
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  5. Posts : 13
    Windows 8.1 (Home Edition)
    Thread Starter

    Thanks alot for your help guys!

    Marked as solved.
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