Cannot change unallocated space into partition with drive letter

  1. Airider's Avatar
    Posts : 333
    Windows 10 Pro
       #1

    Cannot change unallocated space into partition with drive letter


    I want to create a new partition inside Windows 21H1 for a new Macrium backup until I can later get a large enough USB stick (in addition: I want both internal and external storage). I did take some unallocated space from C:/ -- cannot have storage destination in C.\ or any other disks being backed up! -- which is more than large enough for this but the only choice Windows offers is the Simple Volume Wizard which does not allow me.
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  2. HeM
    Posts : 378
    Win 10 Pro x64 v.21Η1
       #2

    Hello @Airider

    Kindly, read this and you'll see that everything's right. You'll need some conversions.

    If you're not familiar with command prompt (diskpart), MiniTool Partition Wizard ('Home user' is free) can easily help you enough.
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  3. Megahertz's Avatar
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    Windows 7 HP 64 - Windows 10 Pro - Lubuntu
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    Is the drive a Legacy-MBR or EFI-GPT ?
    Windows Disk Manager isn't a good disk manager.
    Install MiniTool Partition Wizard
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  4. Ghot's Avatar
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    Win 10 Home 10.0.19043.1151 (x64) [21H1]
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    @Airider


    It's not a good plan to store backups on the same physical drive that Windows is installed on.
    I would just extend the C: drive to use that 96GB and store your backups somewhere else.


    You can get a 1TB external hard drive for about $60
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  5. Airider's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro
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       #5

    Thank you, that's what I did using the Extend Volume Wizard.


    All back as as it was and I will get another SanDisk 64 GB USB stick for external use only.

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    Macrium now


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