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Windows 7: Why Free space not increasing after Extend Volume

12 May 2015   #1
donbawon

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
Why Free space not increasing after Extend Volume

hei guys
i want to increase my disk C: from 50 GB to 55 GB
disk C only have free space 1,5 GB, so if work it should be 6,5 GB free space
so i shrink my disk D: with the help of easeus partition

so the process will be shrink -> extend -> restart
my disk C increase and its become 55 GB
but the problem is free space still 1,5 GB that should be 6,5 GB.

is there i can do to get back my 5 GB free space


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12 May 2015   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

The free space could have easily been sucked up by system restore, the page file, or the hiberfile without you even knowing it.

Did you reboot after you extended C ?

Check system retsore, make sure it`s only using a small percentage of the hard drive to save restore points. I turn it completely off and just make frequent disk images.

If you don`t use hibernation, that can be turned off as well.
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12 May 2015   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Please note:

Windows 7 likes 10% or more of free space to work properly.
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12 May 2015   #4
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

A screenshot of Disk Management would be helpful here.
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12 May 2015   #5
paul1149

Linux Lite 2.8 x64 (full-featured, fast, rock-solid)
 
 

Your results are probably due to a previously stunted MFT. NTFS reserves 12.5% of the volume for MFT unless the volume becomes tightly used. Then MFT is drawn upon for extra space. When you increased the volume size NTFS simply claimed that space back for MFT. See How NTFS reserves space for its Master File Table (MFT)

Your drive is being heavily loaded, to the point where it's probably affecting performance. You could turn off hibernation, consign the page file to a fixed size, or better, assign the page file to another volume, and you could dial down the space reserved for System Restore. You also could use an SD card as a ReadyBoost (or additional storage). But the simplest thing to do would be to replace the HDD.
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12 May 2015   #6
donbawon

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
The free space could have easily been sucked up by system restore, the page file, or the hiberfile without you even knowing it.

Did you reboot after you extended C ?

Check system retsore, make sure it`s only using a small percentage of the hard drive to save restore points. I turn it completely off and just make frequent disk images.

If you don`t use hibernation, that can be turned off as well.
of course i reboot, because without reboot it isn't gonna work.
for system restore i set the minimal 1%, so the max usage will be 500 MB.

i sometimes use hibernation, so idon't think i will turn it off.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Please note:

Windows 7 likes 10% or more of free space to work properly.
that is why i extended my C to get min 10% free space

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Boozad View Post
A screenshot of Disk Management would be helpful here.
like this?
Why Free space not increasing after Extend Volume-ss.png


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12 May 2015   #7
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

54 GB for C is a joke, it should be no less then 100 to 150 GB

I would simply buy a new Samsung 850 EVO 250 GB and re install windows there.

SSD 850 EVO 2.5" SATA III 250GB | Samsung Solid State Drives

But you can always get by with a 120 GB too.

SSD 850 EVO 2.5" SATA III 120GB | Samsung Solid State Drives
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12 May 2015   #8
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

If I were you I'd move whatever's on D: onto K:, L: or M: then delete partition D: and then extend C: into it.
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12 May 2015   #9
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Also an excellent suggestion.
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12 May 2015   #10
donbawon

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paul1149 View Post
Your results are probably due to a previously stunted MFT. NTFS reserves 12.5% of the volume for MFT unless the volume becomes tightly used. Then MFT is drawn upon for extra space. When you increased the volume size NTFS simply claimed that space back for MFT. See How NTFS reserves space for its Master File Table (MFT)

Your drive is being heavily loaded, to the point where it's probably affecting performance. You could turn off hibernation, consign the page file to a fixed size, or better, assign the page file to another volume, and you could dial down the space reserved for System Restore. You also could use an SD card as a ReadyBoost (or additional storage). But the simplest thing to do would be to replace the HDD.
know i know the problem
i set to automatic the virtual memory
i think the last time i moved it to D but forget to disable in C
so when i extend volume C, it directly make virtual memory
so i have virtual memory in C and D
that is why my free space not increasing

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
54 GB for C is a joke, it should be no less then 100 to 150 GB

I would simply buy a new Samsung 850 EVO 250 GB and re install windows there.

SSD 850 EVO 2.5" SATA III 250GB | Samsung Solid State Drives

But you can always get by with a 120 GB too.

SSD 850 EVO 2.5" SATA III 120GB | Samsung Solid State Drives
my C just for install program
so i thought it doesn't need much space
maybe i miscalculate

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Boozad View Post
If I were you I'd move whatever's on D: onto K:, L: or M: then delete partition D: and then extend C: into it.
i divide the volume to make it easy for me.
to difference between software, movie, games, dll
but maybe i will take your advice


so i think its closed
the problem is i had virtual memory set in D
but i forget to disable automatically in C
so when i extended volume C, it also create virtual memory
and then i have doubel virtual memory in C and D
that's why my free space in C not increasing

thank you guy for the help
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