Problem: there are 4 volumes on my Windows 7 computer, and I planned to extend system volume since it has little free space left. I opened system built-in Disk Management tool to perform this operation, only to find no unallocated space on hard disk. Then, I right clicked the volume which is neighboring to system volume and choose “Shrink Volume…” to shrink it, thus getting an unallocated space. Next, I right clicked system volume but found Disk Management can’t extend volume for Windows 7:
What should I do at this time to enlarge my system volume?
Windows built-in Disk Management tool has a big defect. To be specific, free space shrunk by using the function “Shrink Volume…” can only be located behind the source volume while extending volume should be on the condition that free space is located behind and neighboring to the volume which needs extending. As a result, Windows 7 built-in Disk Management can’t extend volume under this situation.
Users need the help of third-party partition magic. Here, MiniTool Partition Wizard is highly recommended. After downloading and installing the software, please launch it to open the main interface:
Then, select system volume and click the function “Extend Partition” to get the next interface:
Next, take free space from an existing partition or unallocated space to extend system volume of Windows 7. Here, since unallocated space has been got by shrinking volume, users had better choose unallocated space to take free space. After selection, drag sliding button to determine how much free space to take.
At last, click “Apply” button in the main interface to apply changes to computer.
So far, system volume of Windows 7 has been extended. When Windows 7 built-in Disk Management tool can’t extend volume, the partition magic MiniTool Partition Wizard can help users a lot. Try it now.