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Windows 7: How to Increase my Partition drive C?

03 May 2011   #1

Windows Seven 32Bit
How to Increase my Partition drive C?

Dear Sir,

I am using MS OUTLOOK 2007 for my emails & many software's are installed on my computer. now my PC windows drive C spare space near of 2GB I want to extend its volume because after some days my emails will be cover spare space due to up coming emails so please guide me how to extend drive C space?

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03 May 2011   #2

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit

You might be able to do it with Windows Disk Management.

Can you post a picture of your Disk Management screen so we can see your current partition arrangement?
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03 May 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Pre

Here is how.

1, Right Click on "My Computer" Select Manage
2, Select Disk Management
3, Locate your Drive on the Left and Click on the C Drive.
4, Right Click and only if its Dark text select Extend Volume...

This willl give you options and allow you to do so.

Other options are, Move your Email folder too another drive.
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03 May 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP


Please post back the Disk mgmt screenshot so we can give you the exact steps. Type Disk Mgmt in Start Search box, maximize window, use Snipping Tool in Start Menu to draw a rectangular box around all listings and drive map.

attach file using paper clip in reply box.
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03 May 2011   #5

Windows Seven 32Bit

[IMG]file:///C:/Users/ARSHAD%7E1/AppData/Local/Temp/moz-screenshot.png[/IMG]dear sir,
this picture not of exact my PC but both computer are same model. please check attach picture of disk mgmt.

Attached Images
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03 May 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP


Unfortunately you have converted your HD to a Dynamic Disk, which was probably offered to you when you attempted to add a fourth partition. Dynamic Disks are meant to span partition on separate HD's, not on the same HD. It would be best to convert it back to Basic.

In order to extend C you will have to delete or Resize D to make space for C to expand.
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04 May 2011   #7

Windows Seven 32Bit

Dear Sir,
Please tell me how to convert my HD dynamic to basic?
As mention in my picture, I create new partition with the help of shrink volume in drive D. after whole procedure I try to press extend volume in drive C but that was not enable? why
please give me my answer of 2 question.
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04 May 2011   #8
Microsoft MVP


To non-destructively convert Dynamic Disk back to Basic use free Partition Wizard 4.2: click on Disk, then choose Convert Disk to Basic on Disk tab, click OK, then Apply.

This is only available free in PW v. 4..2 downloaded here: partition wizard 4.2 - Windows Live

Next rightclick D partition to Resize, slide left grey border to the right to make room to extend C, click OK.

Now Resize C, extend right border to right to take up space you made, OK, Apply all steps.

Always back up your files when doing a conversion or repartitioning.
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05 May 2011   #9

Windows Seven 32Bit

OK thank you very much I will check & back to you
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