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extend c partition in disk management but does not show in My computer RRS feed

  • Question

  • I extended the C partition on my C drive in disk management but under my computer C drive it does not reflect the new size. properties on C drive still shows same size. any idea?
    Monday, September 27, 2010 5:14 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

     

    As this issue is related to VMWare, please understand that VMWare is a product manufactured by a company independent of Microsoft, we are not the best resource to troubleshoot this issue. I suggest contacting VMWare or discussing this issue in the VMWare forum.

     

    http://communities.vmware.com/home.jspa

     

    Tim Quan

     

    Tuesday, September 28, 2010 3:12 AM
    Moderator

All replies

  • What operating system and service pack? What tools/commands were used?

     

     


    Regards, Dave Patrick .... Microsoft Certified Professional -Microsoft MVP [Windows]
    Monday, September 27, 2010 5:44 PM
  • 2008 sp2. not R2.  I used diskmanagement to extend it on the gui. This isa virtual server so disk was added via vmware
    Monday, September 27, 2010 5:49 PM
  • Should have worked assuming the new unallocated space is immediately at the end of the existing partition. You may also want to ask them here.

    http://communities.vmware.com/home.jspa

     

     

     

     


    Regards, Dave Patrick .... Microsoft Certified Professional -Microsoft MVP [Windows]
    Monday, September 27, 2010 6:04 PM
  • I'm running ESXI 4.1 here at home and I just tested with a 2008R2x64 and it worked without a hitch.

     

     

     


    Regards, Dave Patrick .... Microsoft Certified Professional -Microsoft MVP [Windows]
    Monday, September 27, 2010 6:30 PM
  • I wonder if this problem continues in Server 2008?

    The partition size is extended, but the file system remains the original size when you extend an NTFS volume
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/832316

     

     

     

     


    Regards, Dave Patrick .... Microsoft Certified Professional -Microsoft MVP [Windows]
    Monday, September 27, 2010 9:16 PM
  • Hi,

     

    As this issue is related to VMWare, please understand that VMWare is a product manufactured by a company independent of Microsoft, we are not the best resource to troubleshoot this issue. I suggest contacting VMWare or discussing this issue in the VMWare forum.

     

    http://communities.vmware.com/home.jspa

     

    Tim Quan

     

    Tuesday, September 28, 2010 3:12 AM
    Moderator
  • That was it. I had to use Diskpart, select the volume and "extend filesystem" and that worked right away.

     

    NOT a VM issue.

    Wednesday, August 17, 2011 6:22 PM
  • Good to hear. Thanks for letting us know.

     

     

     

     


    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows]
    Thursday, August 18, 2011 1:56 AM
  • How you have concluded this is VMware issue?

    -Vasanth vignesh

    Wednesday, March 27, 2019 3:05 AM
  • The response from Tim is a pass the buck response, Crenor from Aug 17th, 2011 was the correct response. Diskpart, extend filesystem. 
    Friday, September 20, 2019 8:41 PM