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Windows 7: C drive full, but D is empty, how to extend?

11 Aug 2014   #1
agarwal29

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C drive full, but D is empty, how to extend?

Hi, My laptop's C: drive is almost full, but D: drive is 30% empty. I know I can extend it with a tool like partition manager.

The thing is I don't want to loose any data on C drive, it is OK to loose data on D.

Should I take a backup with Clonezilla - About first?


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11 Aug 2014   #2
Kaktussoft

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Post screenshot of "disk management" please
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11 Aug 2014   #3
Kaktussoft

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11 Aug 2014   #4
agarwal29

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Aah! I see.

The second primary is being used for Ubuntu (dual boot). So, I don't think I can expand C drive taking space from another. Do I have any other way?

I have a 1 TB empty hard drive so I can take a backup if needed.



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11 Aug 2014   #5
Kaktussoft

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The 14.30GB partition next to C is UBUNTU?
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11 Aug 2014   #6
agarwal29

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
The 14.30GB partition next to C is UBUNTU?
Yes
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12 Aug 2014   #7
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by agarwal29 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
The 14.30GB partition next to C is UBUNTU?
Yes
You have grub2 as main boot manager?
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12 Aug 2014   #8
agarwal29

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by agarwal29 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
The 14.30GB partition next to C is UBUNTU?
Yes
You have grub2 as main boot manager?
Yes sir.
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12 Aug 2014   #9
Kaktussoft

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Grub defines partitions as root=(hd0,0)
or things like hda1.

So no problem at all if you simply make the partitions larger/smaller. Use partition wizard free to do it. Use option move/resize.
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12 Aug 2014   #10
agarwal29

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Okay.
C: (Windows)
Ubuntu
E:
D:

I can free up D:

Scenario 1:
I shrink D:
then extend E: to take space we got from D:
then shrink the beginning of E: to make space for ubuntu
then resize ubuntu to take space we got from E:
then resize C: to take space we get from shrinking ubuntu

Scenario 2:
Can I just move the C: partition data to D: ?
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