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Windows 7: Cannot Extend C: Volume into Free Space

04 Dec 2014   #1
adrichards88

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 
Cannot Extend C: Volume into Free Space

Hello,

I'm trying to use disk manager to extend my C: partition into 20gb of unused space. The extend option is faded. When I try to delete the 20gb of free space, I get an error telling me I don't have enough disk space to delete the volume. I can format the 20gb volume and mount it, but I cannot get rid of it and extend my C: drive. Is it some default setting that some portion of the HDD must be an extended volume?

I have my 500mb set aside for critical boot files.




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04 Dec 2014   #2
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

The free space has to be adjacent to, and to the right to extend into the free space with DM. Yours is to the right, but not adjacent to the free space. You may look at this and some of the other tutorials linked at the bottom to see if this will help. Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD

if nothing else works, copy everything off of the 2 partitions between C and the free space, delete the partitions, extend C as much as you would like to, recreate the partitions back and copy their contents back on them. It is unclear what they are, from the screenshot.
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