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Windows 7: How can I extend my partition if this is the case?

31 Aug 2014   #1
IsaacTheBest

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
How can I extend my partition if this is the case?

Hey Guys! I have a problem, My problem is I am running out of space of my hard drive.. How can I extend my partition C to E.. I already deleted the E drive so it is now a unknown partition.. Here is the picture.




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31 Aug 2014   #2
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

You can't "extend" because you don't have any unallocated space.

You can make unallocated space by shrinking C.

You can then add that unallocated space to D.

The best tool for that is Partition Wizard.

You could shrink C with Windows Disk Management, but you could not then use Windows Disk Management to add the new unallocated space to D because the unallocated space will appear to the right of C and WDM requires that unallocated space be immediately to the right of the partition to which you want to add the space. In your case, the unallocated space will be to the right of C, not D.

So you need Partition Wizard, here:

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31 Aug 2014   #3
IsaacTheBest

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Sorry for my bad english. But I mean this..


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31 Aug 2014   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

1. You have to make sure that former E is 'unallocated space' - delete Volume AND Partition.
Update: I just see in your last posting that this is already the case.

2. You have to use the bootable CD of Partition Wizard.

3. Here is a video tutorial on how to extend a partition with PW.
How to extend partition easily with partition magic ? Partition Wizard video help.

4. I highly recommend you make an image of C before you do these operations. Bettter safe than sorry.
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31 Aug 2014   #5
ignatzatsonic

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If you want to get rid of E entirely and just use C, you would need to move everything on E to some other drive temporarily, such as an external drive.

Then delete E.

That will give you 256 GB of unallocated space. Then use Partition Wizard to add that space to C.

I think Partition Wizard will let you "merge" two partitions, but I would not trust it entirely. You might lose data, so I would try to move the data from E to some other drive instead.
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31 Aug 2014   #6
IsaacTheBest

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Ok.. I deleted the drive E.. What happens if I move the drive c upwards the unallocated partition?
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31 Aug 2014   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

How do you want to do that ?
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31 Aug 2014   #8
IsaacTheBest

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
How do you want to do that ?
I just want to use the drive C because I don't want dual partitions unless I want to install Ubuntu or other on it.. But now I just want to use my drive C and use Windows.
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31 Aug 2014   #9
IsaacTheBest

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
How do you want to do that ?
I just want to use the drive C because I don't want dual partitions unless I want to install Ubuntu or other on it.. But now I just want to use my drive C and use Windows. But I can't because the unallocated space is before than drive C..
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31 Aug 2014   #10
ignatzatsonic

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You don't "move" C anywhere.

You add the unallocated space to C with Partition Wizard.

That will mean that C is the only thing on the drive and will begin on the far left, where that unallocated space is right now.
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