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  • My C: drive volume is running out of space. If I shrink the E: volume partition will it give me more space or it'll make a new partition? I am using window vista.

    Thank Lloyd
    Monday, February 22, 2010 1:09 PM

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  • If you shrink E, it will give you unallocated space, which can be added to C but not necessarily in one Extend run. I suspect your configuration means that you will have to shrink E to create X, copy the data on E to the new partition X, delete E, add the ‘old’ E space to C and change letter X to E.

    If you list your drive configuration here as a reply, I’ll tell you how to extend the C drive. The program that deals with disk management is, not surprisingly, Disk Management. Run it by right-clicking Computer > Manage > Storage > Disk Management.

    For each of the drives/partitions, post back here the left to right graphic layout details, including Disk Number, Disk Name, Drive Letter and its Status, e.g. Disk 0, Local Disk, C: and its Status: Primary, System, Active, Boot, Crash Dump and Page File.

    Monday, February 22, 2010 1:53 PM