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Windows 7: Partition or Volume - Shrink

02 Apr 2014   #190
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by elvinkoay View Post
Thanks Brink.

I am not at that computer right now, but i illustrated how it looks like.

The Extend Option on E: is greyed out.
Please post an unaltered screenshot. This is covering up to much to tell.

All I see in this screenshot is one D: partition on Disk 1, and no actual E: or unallocated space that you altered.


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02 Apr 2014   #191
elvinkoay

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Please post an unaltered screenshot. This is covering up to much to tell.

All I see in this screenshot is one D: partition on Disk 1, and no actual E: or unallocated space that you altered.
I am illustrating the actual SS.
I'll do so tonight again then.

Anyway, y does shrinking 1tb of free space end up with 2 unallocated spaces of 256gb and 752gb?
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02 Apr 2014   #192
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

It depends on what order the partitions were shrunk, but you should be able to delete E: to have the last two partitions combine as one unallocated space that you should then be able to create a new partition with.
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02 Apr 2014   #193
elvinkoay

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
It depends on what order the partitions were shrunk, but you should be able to delete E: to have the last two partitions combine as one unallocated space that you should then be able to create a new partition with.
Haha Brink! THANKS!

You reply is exactly what i am looking for. I see that you get my illustration now. :P

So assuming i deleted E: the unallocated space will become approx 900gig(combined) instead of reverting back to 256gig and 756gig(2 separate unallocated space)?

Any chance that the 256gig(E: when deleted) will combine with D:? and leave that 756gig unallocated intact?
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02 Apr 2014   #194
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yep, when you delete E: it will become unallocated space that will merge with the current adjacent unallocated space to be one 900 GB unallocated space to the right of the D: partition.
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02 Apr 2014   #195
elvinkoay

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Yep, when you delete E: it will become unallocated space that will merge with the current adjacent unallocated space to be one 900 GB unallocated space to the right of the D: partition.
Thanks a lot!

But just curious, y did they divide it in the first place when i shrink 1tb of free space(into 200+ and 700+)?

Reading from the tutorial you posted earlier, it was mentioned about pagefile and some unmovable stuff. but in my case, the ratio is a bit weird? no?
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02 Apr 2014   #196
elvinkoay

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Hey Brink... here it is...


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02 Apr 2014   #197
elvinkoay

Windows 7 x64
 
 

So this is what happens when i delete...


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02 Apr 2014   #198
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

In that case, you must have created the partitions in some other order.

You could delete I: as well to make one large unallocated partition, create a new one large partition, then shrink it by how much you want the 2nd partition to be. However, you would have to find a location to save what's on I: until finished.

One option would be to use the free Partition Wizard Home Edition to move/resize the two unallocated spaces to be one new partition. This way you don't have to do anything with the data on I:.

How to resize Partition for Windows Server 2000/2003/2008 or Windows XP/7/Vista with partition magic manager software? Move/Resize Partition Help.

Create Partition help of partition software - Partition Wizard.
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02 Apr 2014   #199
elvinkoay

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
In that case, you must have created the partitions in some other order.

You could delete I: as well to make one large unallocated partition, create a new one large partition, then shrink it by how much you want the 2nd partition to be. However, you would have to find a location to save what's on I: until finished.

One option would be to use the free Partition Wizard Home Edition to move/resize the two unallocated spaces to be one new partition. This way you don't have to do anything with the data on I:.

How to resize Partition for Windows Server 2000/2003/2008 or Windows XP/7/Vista with partition magic manager software? Move/Resize Partition Help.

Create Partition help of partition software - Partition Wizard.
Yeah i used PW. works like a gem. :P thanks!
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