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Windows 7: Partition or Volume - Extend

25 Apr 2012   #160
aqibsunesara

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Hey brink

I want to extend my Drive E. which is a logical drive. Suppose I shrink 50gb from drive C.

Now as you mentioned I need to delete the partition. Would that create in data-loss ??


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25 Apr 2012   #161
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Aqibsunesara, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Please go ahead and post a screenshot of your Disk Management (diskmgmt.msc) window showing the full drive layout first to see what options you may have.
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30 Apr 2012   #162
aqibsunesara

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

I couldn't get a screenshot but do we need to format the logical or primary drive to extend it's volume through an unallocated space?


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30 Apr 2012   #163
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aqibsunesara View Post
I couldn't get a screenshot but do we need to format the logical or primary drive to extend it's volume through an unallocated space?


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Impossible to tell without a screenshot of Disk Management.
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08 May 2012   #164
cliffflip

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hello, i'm still unable to extend my partition size.
the volume i want to extend is on the right of the unallocated space, so i tried the Diskpart on cmd (Option Two).
i have tried to use both step 7 and step 8 but Virtual Disk Service always gave these error messages.

"extend" : Virtual Disk Service error, the size of the extent is less than the minimum.
"extend size=5120" : Virtual Disk Service error, There is not enough usable space for this operation.

screenshot of my disk management :

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08 May 2012   #165
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Cliff,

You will not be able to use Disk Management to extend D: into the unallocated space since the unallocated space is to the left instead of the right of the partition that you want to extend. Normally with Disk Management in this case, you would have to delete D: to have Disk 1 as all unallocated space, then create a new partition from that using all of the space.

However, you can use the free program Partition Wizard Home Edition to do this. In this program, right click on your D: drive, click on Move/Resize, add (up arrow) all the unallocated space to the "Partition Size", click on OK, and click on Apply (check mark) on the toolbar at the top left.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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09 May 2012   #166
cliffflip

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hi Shawn,
i've successfully extend the partition by using Partition Wizard.
there's still 8MB of unallocated space after the operation though, is it normal?

thank you
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09 May 2012   #167
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yes, that's normal in Partition Wizard. It's for system use. Does it still show the 8 MB unallocated space in Disk Management?
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09 May 2012   #168
cliffflip

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Yes it still showing on Disk Management, and it's on the left side of my D: partition/volume.
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09 May 2012   #169
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Cliff,

Could you post back with a screenshot showing the full HDD layout in Disk Management and Partition Wizard to help see what options you may have?

Are you able to use Partition Wizard with Move/Resize again to move the 8MB to D: ?
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