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Windows 7: I cant expand my c drive

2 Weeks Ago   #1
Dynentan

Win7
 
 
I cant expand my c drive

I have about 30 gigabyte of unallocated space. The button to expand my c drive is greyed out in disk management. I have tried all the programs i could find. Please help.


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2 Weeks Ago   #2
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi Dynentan,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dynentan View Post
I have about 30 gigabyte of unallocated space. The button to expand my c drive is greyed out in disk management. I have tried all the programs i could find. Please help.
Post a screenshot of the Disk Management => Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image.
Pay special attention to Step 5.

I hope this helps!
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2 Weeks Ago   #3
Dynentan

Win7
 
 

i prefer not to post screengrabs, but i have a c drive for windows which 50 gb, a d drive for games which is 150 gb and 30 gb of unallocated space.. i want to merge it with my c drive
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2 Weeks Ago   #4
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi Dynentan,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dynentan View Post
I want to merge it with my c drive.
Sometimes merging partitions is not as straight forward as you first think. It depends on the position of the partitions, hence the reason to post a Disk Management screenshot!
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2 Weeks Ago   #5
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

It sounds like d drive is in between c and free space so you would have to move d to the right and fill the free space then you can grow c. Your not helping by not posting a screenshot
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2 Weeks Ago   #6
Dynentan

Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by samuria View Post
It sounds like d drive is in between c and free space so you would have to move d to the right and fill the free space then you can grow c.
i read a guide somewhere that said the same, but how do i move then d drive to the right?
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2 Weeks Ago   #7
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

You came here for help but you not following our instructions.

Post a screenshot of the Disk Management =>Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
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2 Weeks Ago   #8
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I hope you made full images of your OS and data partitions, because you're very likely heading for restores "from left to right" on your backup/restore display. Safely merging the unallocated region into d partition involves a few steps. Then, resizing d partition, putting some of d partition into c partition takes a few steps. What utility are you using for this disk management? For example, I use the not-free Acronis Disk Director 12.5.
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2 Weeks Ago   #9
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

OK best advice - forget trying to use Windows own Disk Management for anything other than initial setup and checking layouts ...

Download a copy of Partition Wizard Free Best Free Partition Manager for Windows | MiniTool Partition Wizard Free

Back up your data to be sure, plus your Windows install to be ultra safe

Use Partition wizard to drag and drop the partitions to the exact layout you want, and when happy, press go and sit back and the software will sort everything.

One thing I always advise is if you are creating two partitions on a drive - eg for OS and Data start the OS at the left end and the data from the Right, that way even Windows will be able to extend the C: Partition
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2 Weeks Ago   #10
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Barman, minitool's partition utility work very well, I should have remembered that one!
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