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Windows 7 Disk Management Move and Expand Partitions

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#1 PeterJ


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Posted 13 December 2014 - 12:59 PM

Hi to Bleeping Computer


Can anyone advise?


I have an external drive with 3 Primary Partions and 1 (one) Free Space. The drive is used for backups.


A screenshot from Disk Management of the external drive is in the attached file


I  would like to move the 27.42 GB Free Space into Extern  Disk Part 1 (L) 223.87 GB NTFS Healthy  Primary Partition


I cannot see how I can do this using Windows 7 Disk Management.


If I format the Free Space 27.42 GB with NTFS it becomes a Logical Drive. Should I format it or  not?


Is there anyway that  I can move it as either Free Space or as an NTFS Logical Drive into Extern  Disk Part 1 (L) 223.87 GB NTFS Healthy  Primary Partition


I  appreciate any help.



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#2 JohnC_21


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Posted 13 December 2014 - 01:19 PM

I would do it by the following method. First download and install Partition Wizard. All the steps done virtually. Click the apply to have Partition Wizard complete the steps.


Select Partition M: and select Move. Move the Partition by left clicking the partition box and dragging it until it is adjacent to partition K: This will give you free space after M:

Select Partition L: Select Move/Resize and left  click the left arrow and drag to the left to increase the size of L: until it is adjacent to partition M:

Click apply

Edited by JohnC_21, 13 December 2014 - 01:19 PM.

#3 sflatechguy


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Posted 13 December 2014 - 01:19 PM

Unless I'm mistaken, the Windows 7 disk management tool doesn't support moving partitions, only resizing them. You'll need to use a third party tool like Partition Magic to move your existing partitions.

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