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Windows 7: How do i expand my c drive??????

13 Jul 2011   #51
gregrocker

 

We'll need to see a Disk Mgmt screenshot. Maximize window, use Snipping Tool from Start Menu to make a rectangular snip including all listings and drive map. tell us how much you want to expand C and in which direction.


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13 Jul 2011   #52
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by piezoelectron View Post


finally, pls pls pls help me just expand my c drive, and everything in the garden will be lovely................

Lets start fresh ...

Before we make any specific recommendations will you please post a snip/screen-shot of the entire disk management drive map with a full description as to which drive/partition is which, so we can see what you have going on as there may be a fairly simple way to resolve the situation.

In the Windows start menu right click computer and click manage, in the left pane of the "Computer Management" window that opens click disk management and post a maximized snip of that.

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13 Jul 2011   #53
piezoelectron

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

ok, here it is:

How do i expand my c drive??????-capture.jpg

i remind u that when i right click the C: partition, the extend volume option is disabled.
pls click on the image for an enlarged version.


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13 Jul 2011   #54
gregrocker

 

What is on the D Backup partition, the Factory Recovery image? Does it still run? Have you made the Recovery Disks? How to use the Toshiba HDD Recovery Utility

Even though D is 77% empty it may have greyed out Extend in Disk Mgmt because it contains the Factory Recovery Image. If you've made the disks and don't care about having Recovery remain on the HD, you can always delete it using Diskpart or free Partition Wizard bootable CD then extend C into D's space.

If you don't' use the Games on E you could also delete that to regain its space, assuming it's a factory-preinstalled Games partition and not your own Games storage.

If you have any questions, please post them back. If you want us to take a look at what's on D and E, unhide Hidden Files in Control Panel>Folder Options>View then post back a screenshot of the file contents.
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13 Jul 2011   #55
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Dude, you only have less than 39GB in C: to start with.

You would have to Move/Resize the left side of the D: partition using the free Partition Wizard software so you would have unallocated space to the right of C: then you could use Windows 7 disk management to extend C: into the created unallocated space.

You can't resize C: because there is no unallocated space to the right of the C: partition.


Have a look at this snip to see how to use the PW program to do what you need.

click to enlarge
How do i expand my c drive??????-pw_drag.jpg


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13 Jul 2011   #56
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

You can only extend your C drive if you first remove the D drive or reduce its size from the left, which Windows Disk Management won't do.

You need something like Partition Wizard.
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14 Jul 2011   #57
piezoelectron

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
What is on the D Backup partition, the Factory Recovery image? Does it still run? Have you made the Recovery Disks? How to use the Toshiba HDD Recovery Utility

Even though D is 77% empty it may have greyed out Extend in Disk Mgmt because it contains the Factory Recovery Image. If you've made the disks and don't care about having Recovery remain on the HD, you can always delete it using Diskpart or free Partition Wizard bootable CD then extend C into D's space.

If you don't' use the Games on E you could also delete that to regain its space, assuming it's a factory-preinstalled Games partition and not your own Games storage.

If you have any questions, please post them back. If you want us to take a look at what's on D and E, unhide Hidden Files in Control Panel>Folder Options>View then post back a screenshot of the file contents.
what do u exactly mean by factory recovery image? is it an app(ie can i find it in the D: drive)? i'm ready to reduce both D: and E: drives by ~20GB each, to create the an unallocated volume.

@Bare Foot Kid, @seavixen32: what do u guys mean by left and right? i didn't get u. pls help.
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14 Jul 2011   #58
piezoelectron

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

@barefootkid and @seavixen: ok i think i got what you meant by left and right. check the pic. as you said, i can extend only the D:, to the right of which there is the unallocated volume.
How do i expand my c drive??????-capture.jpg

pls help as to how i shift it to the left.


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14 Jul 2011   #59
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Have a look at Step One ONLY of this tutorial to see exactly how to shrink/move/resize the LEFT side of the D: partition to create unallocated space so C: can be extended into that space.


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14 Jul 2011   #60
piezoelectron

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

ok i got it. should i backup my data, just in case?
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