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Windows 7: Partition or Volume - Extend

28 Jun 2011   #100

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Ok, I'm kind of confused. I'm trying to extend a partition (which is C:. I want to make the partition C larger) From what i'm looking at here I would select the volume of C and extend it. But, will this erase and data?

There is my hard draive stuff. I want to make the unallocated space part of C

So then end result would be one partition on that one harddrive

Will the diskpart do that? Will it erase any data?

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28 Jun 2011   #101

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Oreos, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You could use Method One in the tutorial to extend the C: drive into the 27.83 GB of unallocated space to have it as part of the available space on the C: drive now.

Hope this helps,
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08 Jul 2011   #102

Windows 7 Ultimate x32

When I shrink more than one drive....there is different free spaces.....and I cannot merge them.....and When I right click on a drive...the extend option is unavailable...plz help......
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08 Jul 2011   #103

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello TShahrear, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Please post a screenshot of your Disk Management window showing all of your drive's layout. This way we can make sure that we give the proper advice.
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10 Sep 2011   #104

Windows 7 Enterprise x64

Hi, I want to extend my Z drive on disk 1:

Partition or Volume - Extend-dm.png
However, it is to the left, so I downloaded MiniTool Partition Wizard Professional Edition Demo as per suggested and got this:

Partition or Volume - Extend-mt.png

So then I thought I'll download EASEUS Partition Manager Professional Edition Demo as per suggested and got this:

Partition or Volume - Extend-ep.png

Any ideas fellas?

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10 Sep 2011   #105

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

I think you want the "Resize" option. Select partition z: the resize to take in the unallocated to the left.
1) This type of operation can go wrong so make sure your Z: data is backed up. I believe data will be physically so it may take a little while.
2) I recommend using the Bootable version of the tool rather than the installed miniTool for this type of operation. The miniTool should work but with a bit more risk.

Merge is used to combine 2 allocated partitions and certainly wasn't available in earlier free versions anyway.
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10 Sep 2011   #106

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64

I agree with mjf, in Partition Wizard select Resize, then drag the left side of the Z partition to the unallocated space.

Backup your Z partition before starting the resize procedure.
Best to use the CD or USB bootable version.
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10 Sep 2011   #107

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello MzTearyuz,

If the above doesn't work, then your could also temporarily copy everything from Z: into a New Folder on your D: drive, delete Z: , create new one big partition on Disk 1, then copy everything back to it.

Hope this helps,
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10 Sep 2011   #108

Windows 7 Enterprise x64

Hi, resize doenst work in either program because its a demo only.

And i cant use the other drive because it is full.
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10 Sep 2011   #109

64-bit Windows 10 Pro


In that case, this workaround should be able to work for you:
  • On Disk 1, create a new partition with the 1450.80 GB of unallocated space.
  • Copy the contents from Z: to the new partition just created.
  • Delete the Z: partition until it shows as unallocated space.
  • Extend the new partition into the now unallocated space to have it all in the new partition now.
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