1. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 9
    Windows 10
       10 Oct 2015 #1

    Reallocate Space to C: Drive. "Extend Volume" Button Greyed Out.

    So my C: Drive has been acting up lately, with barely enough space to stay alive. I tried to take some space off the D: Drive, which has 240 GB of unused space, and add it to the C: Drive using Disk Management. But when I shrink the D: Drive and Right Click on C: Drive the Extend Volume button is Greyed Out! I think this is happening because the Free Space is not adjacent to the C: Drive. Any Solutions or Tips?

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  2. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,880
    Windows 10 Pro
       10 Oct 2015 #2
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  3. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 1,309
    win 10 Insider
       10 Oct 2015 #3

    Yep, also endorse MiniTool.

    You are right, the free space needs to be immediately to the right of the C: partition so move D: to the end leaving the free space between the C: and D:.
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  4. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 136
    windows 10
       11 Oct 2015 #4

    "Extend Volume" option under Disk Management tool is only available when there is contiguous unallocated space behind the volume you want to extend. third party tool can helps you to do that

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  5. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 9
    Windows 10
       12 Oct 2015 #5

    Thanks a ton Guys, MiniTool Partition Wizard really worked like a charm for me! Why isn't it default software instead of that crappy Disk Management Service?
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  6. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 655
    Windows 7
       12 Oct 2015 #6

    Technically Microsoft could have provided a disk management utility that rivaled the best commercial products on the market but this would have left competing products without a market. This would lead to expensive legal problems, as has happened in the past. It was for this reason that Microsoft was forced to create a special N version of Windows for sale in the European Union that did not include Media Player and similar programs.
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  7. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 1,309
    win 10 Insider
       12 Oct 2015 #7

    Hercules2905 said: View Post
    Thanks a ton Guys, MiniTool Partition Wizard really worked like a charm for me! Why isn't it default software instead of that crappy Disk Management Service?
    It's a fantastic tool for sure. We are really lucky that these free gems are out there for our use.

    Another 'bargain' that I use constantly is Macrium Reflect Free.

    Glad to hear you got the job done.
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  8. Joined : Sep 2016
    Posts : 1
       20 Sep 2016 #8

    That was the best tip ever!

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    So easy to extend a partition here, and I was totally confused with Parallels Desktop VM file that would not extend. Downloaded that, and seconds later I was done. Thx!
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