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How to shrink D drive and extented to C(os drive) drive in windows 8 ? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi

       I have no space in C(os) drive,so i decide to shrink D drive and that space is extended to  C Drive.But what i face problem if i right click C (already os installed) i cant select Extend Volume,only can select Shrink Volume.

    I read some articles like If only not Allocate space drive or not format drive only can extend volumen,can't we do in already allocated space or formatted drive like (C drive bcz C drive is os installed).

    My need to need to add unallocated space to C(os) drive

    Need to use third party tool,or can use Disk Management form My Computer

    Regards

      Aravind

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014 6:40 AM

Answers

  • Shrinking the D: drive from the beginning instead of the end (what would be necessary to extend drive C: with disk management or diskpart) can only be done with 3rd party tools. (Resize D:, move it's start towards the end of the disk, extend C:)

    Or you backup your data (something you should do anyway regularly) from D: drive to external disk or another machine in your network, delete the volume, extend C: as needed or fully, create a new D: volume if still needed and restore the data from backup.

    Best greetings from Germany
    Olaf



    • Proposed as answer by Just Karl Wednesday, July 23, 2014 4:52 PM
    • Edited by Olaf Engelke Thursday, July 24, 2014 9:02 AM
    • Marked as answer by Just Karl Thursday, July 31, 2014 4:06 PM
    Wednesday, July 23, 2014 8:32 AM