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Extend virtual Hard Disk

    Question

  • I have virtual machine on windows server 2012 Hyper-V with 1 virtual hard disk and 2 partitions(C and D)

    how i can extend C partition?

    i tried to extend the virtual hard disk but when i login to virtual machine i found 3rd partition added to the disk 0 unallocated space.

    is there any way to do that ?

    Thanks,

    Wednesday, July 10, 2013 8:58 AM

Answers

  • Hi

    you cant extend with this way because in that disk you have drive D . you can extend drive D but cant extend Drive C.

    But the is trick for this work .

    you add new vhd to this VM  and then copy all of content of Drive D to this new vhd .

    after that you delete partition D and the extend your drive (if you didn't extend your disk yet) .

    Now You have one Volume C and unallocated space .So you can extend yor drive C and then Create New volume and copy  your files  back .

    See this pictures .

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    Wednesday, July 10, 2013 11:03 AM

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  • Hi

    you cant extend with this way because in that disk you have drive D . you can extend drive D but cant extend Drive C.

    But the is trick for this work .

    you add new vhd to this VM  and then copy all of content of Drive D to this new vhd .

    after that you delete partition D and the extend your drive (if you didn't extend your disk yet) .

    Now You have one Volume C and unallocated space .So you can extend yor drive C and then Create New volume and copy  your files  back .

    See this pictures .

    1)

    2)

    Wednesday, July 10, 2013 11:03 AM
  • Thanks for ur replay, i will test it and get back to u
    Wednesday, July 10, 2013 11:12 AM
  • BTW - this is all about the OS and really has nothing to do with the machine being a VM.  Extend in the OS has not changed in years and years.

    Brian Ehlert
    http://ITProctology.blogspot.com
    Learn. Apply. Repeat.
    Disclaimer: Attempting change is of your own free will.

    Wednesday, July 10, 2013 3:23 PM
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  • The problem is D partition is contain Lync installation files, so i cannot move these files to other partition. and i think this will not work for me.

    Thanks for your help.

    Thursday, July 11, 2013 7:34 AM
  • The problem is D partition is contain Lync installation files, so i cannot move these files to other partition. and i think this will not work for me.

    Thanks for your help.

    there is trick buy i don't know this work or no ?

    backup your drive D and delete it and after extend and create new partition D recover you drive .

    Thursday, July 11, 2013 10:06 AM