Jump to content


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.

Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.


How to include HD space from D: to C:?

  • Please log in to reply
5 replies to this topic

#1 zzzz


  • Members
  • 667 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:UK
  • Local time:06:36 PM

Posted 09 August 2011 - 11:01 AM

My D partition (NTFS) is used for a back up system but uses only 2.78GB leaving 11.86 free and unused.
As my total HD size is only 40GB I'd like to enlarge my C drive to take in that free space.

How could I do that please?

Edited by zzzz, 09 August 2011 - 11:03 AM.

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)


#2 Allan


  • BC Advisor
  • 8,674 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:New Jersey
  • Local time:01:36 PM

Posted 09 August 2011 - 11:20 AM

Easeus Partition Master

Before reallocating disc space or performing ANY drive level function, always backup critical data.

Edited by Allan, 09 August 2011 - 11:21 AM.

#3 whoabuddy


    Bleepin' Verbose

  • Malware Response Instructor
  • 2,053 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Cottonwood, AZ
  • Local time:10:36 AM

Posted 09 August 2011 - 11:23 AM

I would use Parted Magic from the Ultimate Boot CD, it worked for me on the same task about a month ago.

!!DISCLAIMER: back up all of your data before editing partitions!!

1) Boot to UBCD, select Parted Magic, run from RAM (default)

2) Open GParted, view your current NTFS partitions
* If your D: drive is in an extended partition you can still move the space, but a few extra steps are required

3) Resize D: drive partition creating free space

4) Move D: drive partition to the right of drive

5) Expand C: drive partition to include free space

Don't click Apply until you've made all of your changes, each step can take several hours so I prefer to do it all at once and leave it. Don't be scared of a failure either, just check the log and see if you can restart the process where it left off.

Best of luck!
Meditate. Elevate. Appreciate. | "Life is a journey, love is the destination, happiness is the path!"
If I am helping you and have not responded within 48 hours, please send me a PM.
Vi Veri Universum Vivus Vici (VVVVV)
Excellent Security Advice
Proud member of UNITE

#4 .X.


  • Members
  • 490 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Local time:02:36 PM

Posted 21 August 2011 - 06:48 PM

My D partition (NTFS) is used for a back up system...

That a not a proper backup! You need a secondary physical disk (internal or external) to do a proper backup.

#5 Animal


    Bleepin' Animinion

  • Members
  • 35,905 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Where You Least Expect Me To Be
  • Local time:10:36 AM

Posted 21 August 2011 - 06:59 PM

I wonder if by 'back up' the member actually means restore? If so we could be advising them how to wipe out their restore partition?

The Internet is so big, so powerful and pointless that for some people it is a complete substitute for life.
Andrew Brown (1938-1994)

A learning experience is one of those things that say, "You know that thing you just did? Don't do that." Douglas Adams (1952-2001)

"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination circles the world." Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Follow BleepingComputer on: Facebook | Twitter | Google+

#6 zzzz

  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 667 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:UK
  • Local time:06:36 PM

Posted 22 August 2011 - 06:11 AM

Thanks to all who responded.

Animal is correct in that I did not describe the D drive accurately (very sorry!). This is for the drivers and installation files for the software that came with the laptop.

The manual does say that the E drive for the restore software should not be interfered with at all so altering the D drive must be permissible.

I'll investigate the advice given - thanks again.

PS I only got the reply email today although there were replies on the 9th Aug!

Edited by zzzz, 22 August 2011 - 06:13 AM.

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users