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I can't "extend" my "C" Drive even tho there is free space?? RRS feed

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  • The Free Space is in an Extended partition.

    Right click on the free space and delete the Extended partition. You can then extend the C partition into the Unallocated space released.

    • Proposed as answer by Andre.Ziegler Friday, March 25, 2011 12:43 PM
    • Marked as answer by Leo Huang Monday, March 28, 2011 3:40 AM
    Friday, March 25, 2011 1:03 AM

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  • Thank you so much!!!! You saved my life!
    Friday, March 25, 2011 1:53 AM
  • I have been trying to extend my C partition just as Jake7 mentioned here.  I have 20GB of unallocated space that I would like to add to it, but for some reason do not have an "extend volume" option for my C partition.  The same drive has yet another partition, and it DOES have the option to extend volume.  Am I forgetting something?
    • Proposed as answer by New To Gadgets Saturday, September 5, 2015 3:50 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by New To Gadgets Saturday, September 5, 2015 3:50 PM
    • Proposed as answer by MuchKin Tuesday, June 13, 2017 9:15 AM
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    • Proposed as answer by damian ndamallya Friday, September 1, 2017 12:37 AM
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    • Proposed as answer by vinay96 Friday, November 10, 2017 8:52 PM
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    • Proposed as answer by saeed jweiles Thursday, May 3, 2018 5:36 AM
    Tuesday, July 26, 2011 3:36 AM
  • I see... thanks for your help!
    Tuesday, July 26, 2011 4:32 PM
  • what can you do to expand c: if the unallocated isnt immeadiately after it?

    • Proposed as answer by New To Gadgets Saturday, September 5, 2015 3:50 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by New To Gadgets Saturday, September 5, 2015 3:50 PM
    • Proposed as answer by Fernan78 Wednesday, June 29, 2016 1:35 AM
    Thursday, January 19, 2012 9:41 AM
  • Thank you.

    Friday, June 1, 2012 8:17 PM
  • If you are set up like mine was, you have a c: partition and a d: partition. To extend c:, you have to copy everything on d: to an external hard drive, delete the d: partition, then delete the "extended partition," and then you can extend c:, and then you can recreate the d: partition and copy your data back over.
    I elected not to re-create d: and just gave all the space to c:
    • Proposed as answer by TerrorByteFX Sunday, January 28, 2018 6:53 AM
    Tuesday, May 7, 2013 6:26 AM
  • MiniTool Partition Wizard

    http://www.partitionwizard.com/

    There's a free version "Home Edition" available. Used it on my non-UEFI partitions. Works fine.

    Back up your data first. Use with caution.


    used: Dos, MSDos, Win3, Win95, WinXP, Vista, Win7, and Win8 || AIX/Linux, etc: HP AIX, IBM AIX, Ubuntu, OpenSUSE, Puppy Linux, OS/2, VM/CMS, SAP

    Saturday, May 25, 2013 9:58 AM
  • SOLVED : Try this, you can extend your 'c' drive by using this software :) http://www.partitionwizard.com/free-partition-manager.html (freeware)
    Monday, July 15, 2013 7:44 AM
  • WOW

    I loved it, thanks for sharing 


    Tuesday, July 30, 2013 6:55 AM
  • You're welcome :)

    used: Dos, MSDos, Win3, Win95, WinXP, Vista, Win7, and Win8 || AIX/Linux, etc: HP AIX, IBM AIX, Ubuntu, OpenSUSE, Puppy Linux, OS/2, VM/CMS, SAP

    Thursday, August 15, 2013 6:33 PM
  • Did you use the Disk Management to extend your C drive? If you do so, there is a premise that the free space must be adjacent to C drive, or you can not do extend. But with the help of free software, it becomes easier. AOMEI Partition Assistant free edition can help you out of this problem.

    http://www.partition-magic.org/download.html

    Friday, August 16, 2013 2:40 AM
  • Have you tried some professional partition tools to help you?

    Actually, I had also ever been bothered by the same problem and failed to extend my C drive manually. But, after reading numerous related threads and articles online, I knew that an efficient partition management utility can be a good way for me to go on.

    Therefore, I searched a couple of similar utilities and tried to apply them on my computer:

    IM-Magic Partition Resizer Free  

    http://www.resize-c.com/

    This one was really free. It not only finally resized my wanted partition successfully and also worked quickly and efficiently on my computer. Furthermore, unlike other similar tools, it even can completely restore the computer system, even as you accidentally shut down your computer.

    GParted

    http://gparted.sourceforge.net../

    This one was too simply to manage your partition well and also would fail your partition operation sometimes.

    AOMEI Partition Assistant

    http://www.disk-partition.com/.free-partition-software.html.

    This one was a little bit expensive for me to use.

    So, in my personal experiences, I would like to highly recommend you the first one.

    Good luck!


    • Edited by Doreen2856 Monday, December 9, 2013 3:49 AM
    Monday, December 9, 2013 3:28 AM

  • IM-Magic Partition Resizer Free  

    http://www.resize-c.com/

    GParted

    http://gparted.sourceforge.net/

    AOMEI Partition Assistant

    http://www.disk-partition.com/free-partition-software.html

    Useful answers! As the C drive had only 4% of free space left, your answer really helped a lot. Actually, since I really knew a little about the partition management utilities, I searched a lot and read a lot over the internet, after reading your answer. And then, I found your recommended tools were really popular and highly used in some forums. So, I just applied them one by one without hesitation. As I hoped, I just finally extended my system drive successfully with your first IM-Magic Partition Resizer.

    I also learned to back up all needed data on different drives before the resizing process in case of any data loss.

    Overall, thank you very much! 


    Friday, January 3, 2014 3:22 AM
  • Does microsoft have a partition tool for sale that would do the job?
    Monday, April 7, 2014 2:02 PM
  • No, not that I am aware of.
    Monday, April 7, 2014 2:28 PM
  • Thanks, man. This sdlittle freeware program did the job perfectly.
    Sunday, October 5, 2014 3:41 PM
  • Ya, it happens in Disk Management when there is another drive (Recovery Partion) between C: drive and your Unallocated space. For its solution visit-"http://newtogadgets.blogspot.in/2015/09/unable-to-extend-your-c-drive-using.html".
    Saturday, September 5, 2015 3:45 PM
  • You can do it using another Disk Managing software. For more details visit-"http://newtogadgets.blogspot.in/2015/09/unable-to-extend-your-c-drive-using.html"
    Saturday, September 5, 2015 3:47 PM
  • help me , I can't delete partition on free space because it attach.

    • Edited by Yon_chando Tuesday, November 17, 2015 11:29 AM
    Tuesday, November 17, 2015 11:24 AM
  • I don't trust partition assistants because one time it corrupted my D drive. If you are running a dual boot run the second boot and it might allow you to extend
    Sunday, October 30, 2016 7:56 PM
  • Well I doubt it was that much of a deal but glad you gained a few GB lol
    Friday, September 1, 2017 3:08 AM
  • Never heard about this tool

    But it worked as magic

    Thanks Man 

    Thursday, January 11, 2018 2:29 PM
  • Thank you! 
    Sunday, January 28, 2018 6:53 AM
  • So i have the same issue but i have tried using cmd and making my unallocated space a part of a new disk and then deleting to see if it would fit but it didn't work. i cant extend it and im having a lot of trouble. If it helps any im using a WD SSD.

    • Edited by DJL159 Saturday, August 11, 2018 3:54 PM
    Saturday, August 11, 2018 3:50 PM
  • can you please specify how to copy it onto an external hard drive because i am very nervous about deleting a whole hard disk drive.

    Wednesday, March 6, 2019 8:18 AM