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  • Hello, I want to increase the space of my system drive C. The unallocated space is just behind E partition. What is the best way to do that? Do you have any idea? Any suggestion or answer could be greatly appreciated! 

    Wednesday, March 5, 2014 3:30 AM

Answers

  • You need to shift E: partition to the end of disk, leaving unalocated space behind C: partition.

    Unfortunately, you cannot do this with Windows built in tools, namely DISKPART.EXE.

    So, you would need to use some third party disk management software. There are plenty on the market and you can use your favorite Internet search tool to find one.

    If you decide that you cannot use third party solution, you may proceed as follows:

    • Backup E: partition
    • Delete E: partition
    • Extend C: partition to the desired size.
    • Restore E:partition
    • Marked as answer by Karen Hu Monday, March 17, 2014 1:43 AM
    Wednesday, March 5, 2014 8:22 AM
  • Hi,

    I agree with Les52's suggestions. For a basic volume, you can extend them into adjacent unallocated space on the same disk using diskpart command.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc771473.aspx


    Andy Altmann
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Karen Hu Monday, March 17, 2014 1:43 AM
    Thursday, March 6, 2014 9:54 AM
  • Yeah, as you’ve been informed, in your case, you always have several solutions to resolve your drive space problem.

    1). Free hard drive space

    You can have many ways to free up your C drive space, such as running Disk Cleanup tool, removing to deleting some useless programs or files and more.

    2). Increase your C drive space in Disk Management.

    If the unallocated space is located on the same physical drive with your C drive, you can try to extend your C drive by highlighting “Extend” option in Disk Management. Just right click your C drive there.

    3). Use some partition resizing tools to increase C drive space.

    Of course, if the second way cannot work on your computer, you can directly use a partition resizing tool to resize your drive space, such as GParted, IM-Magic Partition Resizer Free and Active Partition Master.

    Here is a useful video that could teach you extend your drive in details:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jCeT7CbsKk

    PS: Never forget to back up everything important before resizing process in case of any data loss.

    • Marked as answer by Karen Hu Monday, March 17, 2014 1:43 AM
    Tuesday, March 11, 2014 2:01 AM

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  • Many great tips from internet

    You can try this article

    http://www.howtogeek.com/125923/7-ways-to-free-up-hard-disk-space-on-windows/

    • Edited by britishdhez Wednesday, March 5, 2014 4:40 AM
    Wednesday, March 5, 2014 4:40 AM
  • You need to shift E: partition to the end of disk, leaving unalocated space behind C: partition.

    Unfortunately, you cannot do this with Windows built in tools, namely DISKPART.EXE.

    So, you would need to use some third party disk management software. There are plenty on the market and you can use your favorite Internet search tool to find one.

    If you decide that you cannot use third party solution, you may proceed as follows:

    • Backup E: partition
    • Delete E: partition
    • Extend C: partition to the desired size.
    • Restore E:partition
    • Marked as answer by Karen Hu Monday, March 17, 2014 1:43 AM
    Wednesday, March 5, 2014 8:22 AM
  • Hi,

    I agree with Les52's suggestions. For a basic volume, you can extend them into adjacent unallocated space on the same disk using diskpart command.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc771473.aspx


    Andy Altmann
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Karen Hu Monday, March 17, 2014 1:43 AM
    Thursday, March 6, 2014 9:54 AM
  • Yeah, as you’ve been informed, in your case, you always have several solutions to resolve your drive space problem.

    1). Free hard drive space

    You can have many ways to free up your C drive space, such as running Disk Cleanup tool, removing to deleting some useless programs or files and more.

    2). Increase your C drive space in Disk Management.

    If the unallocated space is located on the same physical drive with your C drive, you can try to extend your C drive by highlighting “Extend” option in Disk Management. Just right click your C drive there.

    3). Use some partition resizing tools to increase C drive space.

    Of course, if the second way cannot work on your computer, you can directly use a partition resizing tool to resize your drive space, such as GParted, IM-Magic Partition Resizer Free and Active Partition Master.

    Here is a useful video that could teach you extend your drive in details:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jCeT7CbsKk

    PS: Never forget to back up everything important before resizing process in case of any data loss.

    • Marked as answer by Karen Hu Monday, March 17, 2014 1:43 AM
    Tuesday, March 11, 2014 2:01 AM