One of my Windows 7 partitions namely partition D nearly runs out of space, so I want to add more space to it with the snap-in feature “Extend Volume” of Disk Management. But finally I failed, and the following screenshot shows what I am suffering:
Now, I am eager to know how to add more space to a specified partition in Windows 7. Who can give me useful suggestions?
From the image above we can see an unallocated space on the same disk, but it is not contiguous and after the system partition. Therefore, users will be unable to expand the system drive via the unallocated space. Considering the fact that Windows 7 does not provide a function to move unallocated space, we suggest asking third-party partition manager for help. And MiniTool Partition Wizard can solve the problem very easily.
By using this partitioning program, we can add more space to any partition in Windows 7 and do not need to care whether there is unallocated space on the same disk. Next, let’s see how to extend a specified partition by using MiniTool Partition Wizard.
Before extending partition, we need to download and install the partition manager to computer. After installation, run it to open the main interface:
Here, we take expanding partition D for example since there is no unallocated space around it. Firstly, select partition D and click on the function “Extend Partition” to get the following interface:
In this interface, we can add more space to partition D by taking free space from other partitions or unallocated space. Please choose a suitable location to take free space, and then drag sliding button to decide how much space to take. After that, click “OK” to go back to the main interface:
Now we can preview 2.5GB space has been added to partition D. Of course, users can take desired space to extend a partition in accordance with practical situations, not limited to 2.5GB. At this time, please click “Apply” button to apply all changes. If users also want to add more space to a specified partition in Windows 7 but Windows Disk Management failed, resort to the partition manager MiniTool Partition Wizard. It can help increase partition size according to users’ actual demands.