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Windows 7: Problem adding space to my C drive???


10 Jul 2011   #1

 
 
Problem adding space to my C drive???

I'm trying to expand my C partition and thought that by shrinking my data partition by 50 GB that would expand my C drive by that amount. The below screen shot shows that the 50 GB went into a green area called free space.
How do I combine the free space to my C drive to get it to expand by the size in the free space partition????
Thanks for your help!!
Jim


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10 Jul 2011   #2
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Hello Jim.


You need to use the method outlined in this tutorial at the link below to post the image.
In the Windows start menu right click computer and click manage, in the left pane of the "Computer Management" window that opens click disk management and post a maximized snip of that.

How to Upload and Post a Screenshot and File in Seven Forums






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10 Jul 2011   #3

 
 
sorry about the screwup...here is the partition screenshot

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10 Jul 2011   #4

 
 
How do I delete the post?????

sorry about that.....how do I edit/delete the errors????
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10 Jul 2011   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
You need to delete all that and use the method I posted above.
Hi Ted
It is not just me than.
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10 Jul 2011   #6
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Hello again.


Right click the Free Space to create another Logical drive, then move everything on the F: Logical to the new created Logical, then delete the F: Logical using Windows disk management, then you will have to right click, delete the Free Space that creates then you should be able to extend C: into that unallocated space and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.
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10 Jul 2011   #7

 
 

Thank you for helping me through this task. I am a little anxious that if I make a mistake I may delete my files on the F drive. Could you please help clarify the steps you gave me below?



1 Right click the Free Space to create another Logical drive, then move everything on the F: Logical to the new created Logical.
When I right click on the free space will I get a drop down menu with the option to create another logical drive?


2 then delete the F: Logical using Windows disk management
I them right click the F partition and delete it?? What happens to all the 120 GB of data currently stored on that F partition??


3 then you will have to right click
what partition do I have to right click on?

4 delete the Free Space that creates
when I complete the deletion there will be another (green section) partition of free space??

5 then you should be able to extend C: into that unallocated space
When I then right click on C the drop down menu will give me the option to expand C?? (that option is currently grayed out)



Thanks again for your help, it is much appreciated!!
Jim
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10 Jul 2011   #8

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Make sure you backup your data first.
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10 Jul 2011   #9
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right click the current Free Space and delete it so it will become unallocated space.

You will have to shrink the F: Logical more, I would suggest an additional 200GB

then create a new Logical from that 250GB block of unallocated space

move everything on the F: Logical to the new created Logical so there is nothing left on the F: Logical to lose.

delete the F: Logical in Windows disk management

right click that Free Space and delete that so it will be unallocated space

then extend C: into that unallocated space.
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10 Jul 2011   #10

 
 

thanks for your response
I can't delete the free space, that option is greyed out, the only option is New Simple Volume
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