Solved How to extend Volume of C drive

August 28, 2011 at 08:14:31
Specs: Windows Vista
My hard drive is partitioned into "C" & "D" drives. As C is full, and there is plenty of space on D, I want to swap some space from D to C. Using Computer Management/Disk Management, I shrunk D by freeing up space onto a new F drive thinking I could then transfer this onto C but it won't let me "extend" C. Can you help please?

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August 28, 2011 at 10:33:06
Then there usually a reason it can't extend. What are the clues that lead you to say it can't?

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August 28, 2011 at 11:26:37
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Disk Management only lets you add contiguous partitions. In your case you made an "F" drive. You cannot add that onto C drive without first getting rid of "D" drive. Your best bet is to copy everything on D drive (if possible) to an external drive. Get rid of D drive (using Disk Management). Also get rid of F drive so all of the Spare area is in one block. At that point you can add all or a portion of this block to C drive. If you elect to only add a portion to C drive you can then recreate D drive and copy everything back to it.

Hope this helps.

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August 28, 2011 at 11:40:55

A thank you would be nice, if I have helped.

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August 30, 2011 at 06:54:54
it sounds like you have a recovery partition, which you should not delete.

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