Users often divide a drive into several partitions to store different files to protect data security. So am I. After running my Windows 7 computer for 2 years, I find some partitions are running out of space while others have more free space. In this case, I want to extend the target partition which cannot be used to store more data. So well, I searched “how to extend Windows 7 partition” on Google. And I find disk management tool, Disk Part and third-party partition magic can help to fix this problem.
After clicking “My Computer” icon on the desktop, selecting “Manage”, and choosing “Disk Management” button, I get the main interface of Windows 7 disk management tool as follows.
Now, I right-click the target partition I want to extend. However, the “Extend Volume” is grayed out. After searching some information, I find this tool can only works with contiguous unallocated space on the right side of the target partition which needs extending. So well, I obsolete this method. Besides, I don’t like to turn to Disk Part because this method needs complicated commands. So well, the simplest way for me to fix this problem is to turn to partition magic.
With the development of software technology, numerous numbers of partition magic are made available to resize partition. Users can choose a better one to extend Windows 7 partition. Considering that most common users have limited computer knowledge, we think MiniTool Partition Wizard is a good choice for them since it doesn’t need complicated knowledge and skills because of its wizard-based operation and simple interface. What’s more, it is free of charge, anyway. Next, let’s see the detailed steps to fix the above problem.
Step 1: Launch this professional freeware after installing it on computer.
Step 2: Right-click the target partition which needs extending, and choose the “Extend Partition” from the left action panel or click “Extend” button from the right-click menu.
Step 3: In the above window, choose an existing partition or unallocated space to take free space, and then drag the sliding button to determine how much free space to take. After that, click “OK” button to return to the main interface.
Step 4: Click “Apply” button on the left to execute all changes to computer. Thus, users are successful to extend partition Windows 7.
Seeing the above introduction, you may know which solution is the best and easiest way to resize Windows partition. If you need to change your partition size, hurry to download MiniTool Partition Wizard. It will not let you down.