Windows 10: Cannot resize partition

  1.    15 Nov 2017 #1

    Cannot resize partition


    These are my partitions:

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    I wish to shrink the partition "E" by 20GB and add it to partition "G". But the built-in Disk Management program won't let me.




    So, I tried a third party app - Easeus Partition Manager, but it tells me it needs to finish the process during boot but fails everytime:

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  2.    15 Nov 2017 #2
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  3. Barman58's Avatar
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       15 Nov 2017 #3

    Due to the layout of the partitions this job is beyond the very limited capabilities of Windows own tool

    What you will need to do is ...

    shrink the E: partition
    Move the G partition to the Left to give unallocated space on it's right
    Extend the G: partition to the right

    this is possible with a number of tools Minitool Partition Manager is the best of the free software
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  4. Barman58's Avatar
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       15 Nov 2017 #4

    Due to the layout of the partitions this job is beyond the very limited capabilities of Windows own tool
    What you will need to do is ...
    shrink the E: partition
    Move the G partition to the Left to give unallocated space on it's right
    Extend the G: partition to the right
    this is possible with a number of tools Minitool Partition Manager is the best of the free software

    Your failure issue could be due to the fact that you have a page file on the e: partition
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  5. ThrashZone's Avatar
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       15 Nov 2017 #5

    Plankton said: View Post
    Hi,


    Actually I would move to a simple folder system and not partitions it is best and you'll never have to resize another partition again :)
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  6.    15 Nov 2017 #6

    The main problem is that this Disk is a Dynamic Disk with the 3 G: drives bonded together as a Spanned Dynamic Volume. Making it very difficult to shrink or expand volumes. But the error you are receiving is that the E: drive has errors on it.
    Press the Win Key+X choose Command Prompt (Admin) type E: and press enter. At the E:\>prompt type chkdsk /R and press enter. Type a Y to Unmount the drive. After it is done, attempt it with Minitool.
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  7. topgundcp's Avatar
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       15 Nov 2017 #7

    First of all, it's not advisable to use a single disk as Dynamic disk unless you have multiple disks that you want to span across.
    Use Partition Magic to convert from Dynamic Disk to GPT disk then you should be able to shrink from Disk Management.
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  8. z3r010's Avatar
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       15 Nov 2017 #8

    Day after day I look at what people are doing with their PC's and despair

    BTW the OP reported post 2 as advertising/spam.
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  9. Bree's Avatar
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       15 Nov 2017 #9

    z3r010 said: View Post
    BTW the OP reported post 2 as advertising/spam.
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