resize partition

Discussion in 'Windows Vista File Management' started by Marcello, Mar 17, 2007.

  1. Marcello

    Marcello Guest

    My new notebook cam with two partitions (systempartition and a logical drive
    for data). Now I want to shrink the systempartition and expand the datadrive.
    With the drive utility of vista home premium I can only shrink the
    partitions. The command for expanding the partitions is on both partitions
    inactive.
    The actual situation is: c (system) 64.1 GB 28.4 free; d (data) 42.7 GB 12.6
    free.
    I have also tried to shrink c:. This worked fine, but now not defined 5 GB
    e. g. I could not add to d:.
    Has anybody an idea what I can do. Thanks in advance from little switzerland.
    Marcello
     
    Marcello, Mar 17, 2007
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  2. Marcello

    There several issues with expanding a volume. Open Disk Management, click
    Help and search for "Expand Volume" to see the step by step process.
     
    Ronnie Vernon MVP, Mar 17, 2007
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  3. It's because your logical drive is in fact on extended partition. You
    must first move that partition in the direction of beginning of free
    space, then you can expand it and also logical volume on it. Use BootIt
    Next Generation http://www.terabyteunlimited.com , it don't require
    installation on hdd.
     
    Michal Kawecki, Mar 19, 2007
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  4. Marcello

    AdamBerko Guest

    I encountered the same problem. Vista Disk management let me shrink my
    left most partition (L:)wwhich created free nonallocated space between
    my leftmost partition and my rightmost partition (R:). when truing to
    exppand my rightmost partition (R:) into the free space on its left,
    Vista insisted to convert my disk to a dynamic disk, would not work
    otherwise. This was the case both when R: was a primary partition and
    when R: was a logical partition within an extended partition. Converting
    the disk to a dynamic disk is not a good idea if it contains the
    operative system why I had to abort the operation. Seems Vista will
    expand without convertion to a dynamic disk only if the free space is to
    the right of the expended partition. Naughty Vista.
     
    AdamBerko, Apr 28, 2007
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  5. Marcello

    Guest

    I know this thread has existed for a long time, but there are many people may want to find a way safely and flexibly resize the system partition rather than use build in disk management. And I noted on this thread have not provide the flexible and easy way to extend the partition. Before you may know Partition Magic but now it has been out of date, and now there have a alternative software AOMEI Partition Assistant which could manage this flexibly and safely. It is worth to try this software.
     
    , Oct 15, 2012
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