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How do I add unallocated space to D: My Data.

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  • I have Windows 7.  When I open Disk Management, it shows only one disk, Disk 0 and lists System Reserve, D (Date), and C.  My C drive/volume is very large but it only contains OS files, and 75% of this drive is unused.  My D drive/volume, where I keep all my data files, is getting full.  Using Disk Management I am able to shrink C so that I have 60 gb of unallocated space.   When I right-click D however, the "Extend Volume" is greyed out and I am unable to use the extend feature to increase its size to incorporate the 60 mb of unallocated space.  Can anyone help me increase the size of my D drive/volume?
    Sunday, October 02, 2011 2:28 AM

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  • If D: is your OEM system restore partition you should not alter it or save files to it.

     

    Resizing Or Creating New Partition in Windows 7

    Using Windows 7 Disk Management (doesn't always allow making changes):
    Create, Format, Resize, Rename, and Delete a Partition:
    http://www.7tutorials.com/how-manage-your-disks-using-disk-management-utility


    If you are unable to make changes to partitions using Disk Management below are partitioning programs you can use.

    Paragon Partition Manager (free):
    A good program for making general changes to hard drive partitions while Windows is running. Create, delete, format, and resize partitions with this program. It can also defragment, check file system integrity, and more. Be careful, re-sizing partitions is usually safe but errors can happen, and always backup anything important before modifying partitions on your hard drive.
    http://www.paragon-software.com/home/pm-express/download.html


    EASEUS Partition Master (free):
    Includes Partition Manager, Disk & Partition Copy Wizard and Partition Recovery Wizard for Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7 (32 bit and 64 bit). It allows users to Resize/Move Partition, Extend System Drive, Copy Disk & Partition, Merge Partition, Split Partition, Redistribute Free Space, Convert Dynamic Disk, Partition Recovery and more. Be careful, re-sizing partitions is usually safe but errors can happen, and always backup anything important before modifying partitions on your hard drive.
    http://www.partition-tool.com/personal.htm

    Sunday, October 02, 2011 3:45 AM