Windows 10: Recovering 350mb Unalocated Space Solved

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  1.    27 Sep 2016 #11

    spunk said: View Post
    You can only extend a volume if the Unallocated Space is to the Right of the Partition (Volume) you wish to extend. The 351 MB volume is Left of both partitions. You cannot extend to the left unless you use a 3rd party partitioning tool. Doing this may destroy the C: drives boot file and not worth it.
    As has been stated, 351 MB is just too small and insignificant to use or worry about.
    I agree.. it's not worth the effort or possible issues for that amount of storage.
    Jeff
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  2.    27 Sep 2016 #12

    Actually, I would install minitool partition wizard free and then you can move the C drive to the left.

    However, I would do this for a different reason, as it seems a bit daft to have a 900+ GB C drive and only a 4 GB D drive.

    Personally, if it was me, I would reduce the C drive to around 300 GB, and make the D drive 600+GB. Then I would only use the C drive for OS+programs, and the D drive for data storage. This makes reinstalling OS+programs easier as it would not affect D drive (assuming you do it carefully). Of course, you have a second drive anyway, but it does not hurt to keep valuable data kept on at least two drives.
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  3.    27 Sep 2016 #13

    Ok, I got it.
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  4.    27 Sep 2016 #14

    cereberus said: View Post
    Actually, I would install minitool partition wizard free and then you can move the C drive to the left.

    However, I would do this for a different reason, as it seems a bit daft to have a 900+ GB C drive and only a 4 GB D drive.

    Personally, if it was me, I would reduce the C drive to around 300 GB, and make the D drive 600+GB. Then I would only use the C drive for OS+programs, and the D drive for data storage. This makes reinstalling OS+programs easier as it would not affect D drive (assuming you do it carefully). Of course, you have a second drive anyway, but it does not hurt to keep valuable data kept on at least two drives.
    Good call. I agree that having an external/internal D drive would be much better and then just merge the current D with the C. Given the cost of drives these days a 1tb drive is dirt cheap.
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       27 Sep 2016 #15

    Agree that Minitool will easily do the job. And safely. (that 350 MB looks suspiciously like it used to be a recovery partition). C should be shrunk. 126GB is way more than you need for an OS partition. Also appears the box is legacy, not UEFI. And if it's not already, set the drive to GPT, not MBR, with MiniTool. Allows for future primary partitions, should the need ever arise.
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       27 Sep 2016 #16

    Don't know if anyone has mentioned this, BEFORE doing any changes to your partitions, make sure you make a Complete Image Backup of your Drive !!!! I suggest you use Macrium Reflect, and also make the Media Rescue disk, BEFORE doing any changes to your partitions! This will give you Insurance incase something goes wrong after you change your partitions.
    Macrium Reflect Free
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  7.    29 Sep 2016 #17

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    Agree that Minitool will easily do the job. And safely. (that 350 MB looks suspiciously like it used to be a recovery partition). C should be shrunk. 126GB is way more than you need for an OS partition. Also appears the box is legacy, not UEFI. And if it's not already, set the drive to GPT, not MBR, with MiniTool. Allows for future primary partitions, should the need ever arise.
    You cannot change drive with OS to GPT if using a legacy bios install.

    You can change a data drive but rarely needed unless greater than 2.2 TB.
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