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Extending a partition.


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#1 Random Bob

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 12:22 AM

I shrinked my E: drive which happens to be the primary partition though Windows is not installed on it.

 

And now when I try to extend the D: drive using the un-allocated space the "Extend volume" option is greyed out.

 

The "Extend volume" option is greyed out even for C: drve. But works fine for E: drive.

 

I'm using "Disk Management" tool from the control panel.



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Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:31 AM

You need to use a third party partition software.Inbuilt disk management feature will not work in this case.Make sure to backup your data before trying them

 

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:40 PM

You need to use a third party partition software.Inbuilt disk management feature will not work in this case.Make sure to backup your data before trying them

 

good luck

Thanks for the reply. I tried Minitool partition Wizard and it worked.



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Posted 18 February 2013 - 01:40 AM

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 09:24 PM

Here is the reason why that option grayed out. If you want to use Windows built-in disk management, the unallocated space must be rightly behind the parition you want to extend. Clear? Please be careful with this point. Only in that case can you extend the patition.






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