After using my Windows 8 for several years, I found that my C: is running out of space and there is an unallocated space on the same disk (as the following picture). Thus, I want to add the unallocated space to C: under Windows 8. And I used the disk management tool to fix this problem. However, I failed. Thus, who can help me to solve this problem without influencing the original data?
Although Windows built-in disk management tool has some basic functions to resize partition, it has great limitations. And some functions can only be used on a certain premise. To be specific, the “Extend Volume” feature only works with unallocated space or free space on the right side of the target partition. Thus, what should users do when they cannot add unallocated space to the target partition?
Since Windows disk management tool has great limitation, users can turn to partition magic server. And they can find lots of different partitioning tools on the internet. At this time, users can download a free program equipped with complete and powerful functions. MiniTool Partition Wizard is such a program. And it provides detailed operating steps and wizard-like interfaces to help users to easily and quickly manage partition. What’s more, it has high security.
First of all, users need to download this professional yet free tool from its downloading page. After that, launch it on computer, and run it.
The above window is the main interface of the partition management freeware. At this time, users need to select the target partition (C:) which needs changing and click “Extend partition” feature from the Operations group of the action panel to get the following dialog box.
Next, choose the unallocated space to take free space and drag the sliding button to a desirable place to determine how much free 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, users are successful to add unallocated space to C: under Windows 8 without bringing any damage to the original data.
If you want to easily change partition size without data damage, turn to MiniTool Partition Wizard.