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Windows 7: Expanding Partition

22 Sep 2009   #1
Stabgotham

Windows 7 x64 (Build 7600 RTM)
 
 
Expanding Partition

Hi I have a 250GB HDD with three partitions. One Partition is about 55GB, another 150GB, and the third 45GB (rough numbers). I want to extend the 55GB and 150GB partitions to wrap up the 45GB partition that is just hanging out there. Any way to do that without losing the current data on each partition?

There isn't anything on the 45GB partition I want to do away with, but there is lots of data on the other two that I don't want to lose. Over 100GB worth of data.


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22 Sep 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Stabgotham View Post
Hi I have a 250GB HDD with three partitions. One Partition is about 55GB, another 150GB, and the third 45GB (rough numbers). I want to extend the 55GB and 150GB partitions to wrap up the 45GB partition that is just hanging out there. Any way to do that without losing the current data on each partition?

There isn't anything on the 45GB partition I want to do away with, but there is lots of data on the other two that I don't want to lose. Over 100GB worth of data.
You can extend the 150>195 without too much trouble. but splitting the empty space to the first 55 and the 150 is a lot harder. In either case you are going to need a third party app to do it for you. One I have used in win 7 32bit that works is parigon disk suite 2009. there are many others and everyone has their own personal favor.


Hope this helps

Ken
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22 Sep 2009   #3
ilesal

Win7 7600 x64
 
 

I don't think it is possible, you have to delete the partitiono to be able to expand another into the left over space.
This can be done in disc management without third part software. I suggest moving the data, delete partition, expand into it and put data back.
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22 Sep 2009   #4
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

ilesal

the third partition is empty, so can be deleted. second partition can be expanded.

EDIT: There must be a better 3rd party app. Researching brb
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22 Sep 2009   #5
ilesal

Win7 7600 x64
 
 

partition magic is one I have used in the past but was trying to keep the solution simple. I guess it depends on the quanity of data and what it is before moving it back and forth as I suggested.
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