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Windows 7: Partition or Volume - Extend

04 Jan 2015   #210
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I need the C partition to extend to the left. Nothing seems to be working.
Have you failed with Partition Wizard?

Offhand, I can't recall it failing for that task.


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04 Jan 2015   #211
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Jack, Make an image of C and the System partition before you extend C. Partition Wizard will shove the whole content of the C partition around and you never know what can happen. The extend operation will take a little while, so be patient.

I once lost a whole disk because I made a little mistake with PW - but, of course, I had my images so it was no big deal.
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04 Jan 2015   #212
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I have been trying Option Two and all I get is.

Partition or Volume - Extend


This size of the extend is less than minimum



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04 Jan 2015   #213
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I have been trying Option Two and all I get is.

Partition or Volume - Extend


This size of the extend is less than minimum



That does not work at all because the unallocated space is to the left of the partition. You have to use the Partition Wizard bootable CD and follow the tutorial in Shawn's post above.

Bootable Partition Manger | MiniTool Partition Wizard Bootable Edition
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04 Jan 2015   #214
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I just used Partition Wizard now I got this.

Partition or Volume - Extend-capture.png


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04 Jan 2015   #215
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

That looks like what you wanted, LOL
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04 Jan 2015   #216
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

My understanding of Option Two is it allows you to extend a partition to the left into unallocated space.

I have tried several times for a couple of hours and can't make it do such a thing.
I started out just making the reserve partition larger because it was showing RED, running low on space.

If all possible I try to use Windows to do Windows things but it don't always work out that way.

Thank you both for coming to my rescue so quickly. I forgot all about PW.
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04 Jan 2015   #217
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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04 Jan 2015   #218
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

What I was trying to make work. From the tutorial.

Partition or Volume - Extend


Quote:
5. In the middle pane, right click on the partition or volume directly adjacent (left) of the unallocated space that you want to extend into, and click on Extend Volume. (See screenshot above)
NOTE: If the partition that you want to extend is to the right of the unallocated space, then you will need to use METHOD TWO below to extend it instead.
I'm obviously not understanding what that means.

I didn't notice a Method Two so I went for Option Two.
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04 Jan 2015   #219
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hmm, not sure why that was there. It'll only work if the unallocated space you want to extend into is directly right of the partition you want to extend.
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