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  1.    05 Oct 2015 #1
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    How do I expand my "C" drive with a new created volume?


    Hi All,
    Just shrank my boot system "E" drive slightly, now how do I move the new volume into the "C" drive?
    Thanks!
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  2.    05 Oct 2015 #2
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    Short answer.. you can't. As far as I know the empty volume has to be on the right had side of your C partition before you can expand it.

    Someone might have a better answer and I would like to know it it's possible.

    Jeff
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  3.    05 Oct 2015 #3
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    You can't do it with disk management but you can do it with MiniTool Free Partition Manager| Partition Wizard Free Edition or similar. This will physically move the data leftwards when you restart and are running outside of windows.

    They have a good tutorial on their website.
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  5.    05 Oct 2015 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    Short answer.. you can't. As far as I know the empty volume has to be on the right had side of your C partition before you can expand it.

    Someone might have a better answer and I would like to know it it's possible.


    Jeff
    I thought this was going to be easy!
    I might expand my "E" drive back to it's original size.
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  6.    05 Oct 2015 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornishman View Post
    I thought this was going to be easy!
    I might expand my "E" drive back to it's original size.
    I think that's the right thing to do. That 800 MB you could add to C: is totally insignificant.
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  7.    05 Oct 2015 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    I think that's the right thing to do. That 800 MB you could add to C: is totally insignificant.
    I think you're right!
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  8.    05 Oct 2015 #8
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    Well I am surprised to hear some of these answers. I've done what you want to do on my old computer, using MiniTool and from a Boot disk and it was EASY!!! no problem. left side or right side. Seeing how your New Volume is right next to your C-drive, MiniTool can extend your C-drive in about 5 sec's. BUT, like I always say, and do myself ... Make a image backup first. Then extend your C-drive. Bottom line is THIS can be done....with MiniTool ISO which is a free program.
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  9.    05 Oct 2015 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldMike65 View Post
    Well I am surprised to hear some of these answers. I've done what you want to do on my old computer, using MiniTool and from a Boot disk and it was EASY!!! no problem. left side or right side. Seeing how your New Volume is right next to your C-drive, MiniTool can extend your C-drive in about 5 sec's. BUT, like I always say, and do myself ... Make a image backup first. Then extend your C-drive. Bottom line is THIS can be done....with MiniTool ISO which is a free program.
    I think in this particular case it is not relevant if it is easy or not; the space OP could add to C: is 0.8 GB whereas the C: is already over 460 GB. The additional space gained is so insignificant the process is not worth doing.
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  10.    05 Oct 2015 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldMike65 View Post
    Well I am surprised to hear some of these answers. I've done what you want to do on my old computer, using MiniTool and from a Boot disk and it was EASY!!! no problem. left side or right side. Seeing how your New Volume is right next to your C-drive, MiniTool can extend your C-drive in about 5 sec's. BUT, like I always say, and do myself ... Make a image backup first. Then extend your C-drive. Bottom line is THIS can be done....with MiniTool ISO which is a free program.
    I'm worried that if this doesn't work, I might not be able to restore my "E" boot disk into a smaller partition.
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