I want to add the free space to the primary partition. RRS feed

  • Question

  • hello,

    As you can see from the image below i have about 39 GB of free space. i would like to merge this into the primary partition on the C drive. can anyone help me achieve that? when i try to extend the volume on the C, it doesn't let me. also when i tried to delete the free space again it was all greyed out. please help!

    • Edited by Rohit245 Friday, May 18, 2012 5:02 PM
    Friday, May 18, 2012 3:49 PM


  • The reason is that it’s free space not unallocated space. Free space is part of a Logical Drive within an Extended Partition. I think you will have to delete the extended partitions (E and F) and then create/allocate space/partitions accordingly.

    I’m sure you don’t need me to tell you to copy E and F to offline storage before deleting the partitions.

    • Proposed as answer by Jeremy_Wu Tuesday, May 22, 2012 3:18 AM
    • Marked as answer by Nicholas Li Monday, June 4, 2012 9:11 AM
    Friday, May 18, 2012 5:41 PM