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Windows 7: issue expanding harddrive partition

19 Jun 2011   #1

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issue expanding harddrive partition

i added an attachment for my disk management screen, so refer to that.

i have a second HDD just for storing video crap for projects that i work on. its getting filled up cause i have several concurrent projects going on right now, number 1; and number 2, i allocated way too much space in the beginning for the audio partition that i have set up just for audio work. i was wanting to reduce the audio partition and send the remainder to the video partition. when i did that it told me it would change the basic disc(s) to dynamic disc(s) and not wanting to deal with that, i just said no.

so is there a way around this? a 3rd party program or something? my gut is telling me that it is saying that because the freed space is not sitting next to the drive i want to add it to.. but it's at the end of the line. i changed the drive letter of "audio" to B:, hoping it may switch them to alphabetical order, but that didn't do anything. so i changed it back to N:

any recommendations? or will i have to start all over from a blank drive?



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19 Jun 2011   #2

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19 Jun 2011   #3

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hi khuntington, and welcome to sevenfourms,

make a new partition in the unallocated space. move your audio into it. then delete the middle partition, which will make some vacant neighbouring space to extend the first partition over.

it's a bit fiddly, and will take some time, but it should work.
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19 Jun 2011   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
hi khuntington, and welcome to sevenfourms,

make a new partition in the unallocated space. move your audio into it. then delete the middle partition, which will make some vacant neighbouring space to extend the first partition over.

it's a bit fiddly, and will take some time, but it should work.
ah! didnt even think about that! i just woke up at 3, brain's not working yet :P thanks. got it done
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19 Jun 2011   #5

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glad it worked for you.
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