Problem description: I have had my Windows 7 computer for more than 1 year. And recently, I found I could not store software on my C drive since there is no more free space, and all data on this drive are very important to me. At this time, I want to increase C drive space in Windows 7 without formatting because I don’t want to back up all important data. Therefore, I used the disk management tool to complete this task, but I failed. (The “Extend Volume” is grayed out.) So well, what should I do?
Before using disk management tool to increase partition size, users should know its “Extend Volume” feature can only works with contiguous unallocated space or free space on the right side of the partition which needs changing. Here, since the Windows built-in disk management tool cannot work well to extend partition, users are suggested resorting to third-party software.
If users want to use partition magic to resize partition, they should select a piece of software equipped with high security and excellent performance. There, MiniTool Partition Wizard is strongly suggested because it can help to quickly change partition size without influencing the original data.
First of all, users need to download this professional partition magic. And then, install it on computer according to prompts. After installation, launch it to get the following window.
The above window is the main interface of MiniTool Partition Wizard. To increase C drive space in Windows 7 without formatting, select the C drive and click “Extend Partition” from action panel to get the following dialog box.
At this time, users need to 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 getting desired partition size, click “OK” button to return to the main interface.
Finally, click “Apply” button on the left to execute all changes. Thus, users are successful to increase C drive space in Windows 7 without formatting by using MiniTool Partition Wizard.