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Windows 7: I have unallocated space but i cant extend the volume

14 May 2010   #1

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I have unallocated space but i cant extend the volume

I cant seem to extend my E drive... E drive is supposely not with any OS
C is my Win7 and D is my WinXp ... so why i cant extend my E drive???

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14 May 2010   #2
DarkStar GT

Windows Home Premium (64)

Hmm, problems.

I'm pretty sure that once created an Extended partition (containing the logical partitions C: and E: in your screenshot) cannot be resized. I had a similar problem and had to delete the logical partitions first, then delete the Extended partition, create the logical partitions again with bigger sizes. With Windows 7 in one of those partitions, that does not look like an option for you.

You might be able to create a brand new partition and move some folders from E: into it
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14 May 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64

Welcome to SF!

E is a logical drive, contained in an Extended partition. You will need to use a third-party partitioner, the free Partition Wizard to do that.
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14 May 2010   #4
DarkStar GT

Windows Home Premium (64)

D'oh :)
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