In order to meet demands of partition management, Microsoft released Windows disk management tool to manage partitions. However, some people may find that the disk management utility cannot extend partition at sometimes. For instance, there are 4 partitions (C, D, G and E) on the disk, and users shrink the E drive to get some unallocated space. And this space is on the right side of the E drive. However, users cannot add this space to the C drive. Why? How to solve it?
Although the Windows built-in tool can help to extend/shrink partition, its “Extend Volume” feature can only extend NTFS when its right side has the unallocated space. That is to say, if there is no unallocated space on the right side of the targeted partition, the feature is grayed out. At this time, users can turn to partition management programs to solve this problem.
Users can turn to partition magic to easily change partition size without limitations. And they can try MiniTool Partition Wizard because of its wizard like-interfaces and easy use. Besides, it is a free partitioning tool, and has excellent performance. Before extending partition, users need to download it from its downloading page, and then install it on computer, and run it to open its main interface as follows.
In the main interface, users can see all partitions and some detailed information about them. Next, select the target partition which needs extending and click “Extend Partition” feature from the left action panel to get the following interface.
In this window, choose the unallocated space to take free space, and drag the sliding button to a desirable place to determine how much space to take. After getting desired partition size, click “OK” button to go back to the main interface. Finally, click “Apply” to execute all changes.
After all operations are done, the problem of disk management cannot extend partition will be solved. And the original data will not be affected since MiniTool Partition Wizard has high security.