Problem: My disk partition E has large amount of free space (about 100GB). Now I want to decrease 50G of it to extend partition D (nearly runs out of its capacity). However, I failed to do so in Windows built-in disk management tool. Who can tell me how come this situation?
Some users may know that the option “Shrink Volume” in DM can only split free or unallocated space which stands right after the specified partition. And the split space should be used to produce new partition or enlarge itself capacity. What’s more, only when the unallocated or free space sits right behind a partition, one can reach the goal of extending partition. In the case above, because the free space borrowed from E: is not just contiguously behind the D:, the user can not enlarge a partition.
But there is no need to worry about the problem. Some third-party partition managers can get this task finished. And MiniTool Partition Wizard is an excellent helper. This free partition tool is professional and safe. Just with a few steps, one can fulfill his purpose of extending a partition after reducing another drive.
Please download it from its downloading center and then install it into your computer. Main steps will be displayed below.
Step 1: open the freeware to enter into the main interface.
Step 2: choose partition D and click “Extend Partition” button.
Step 3: choose E: to borrow free space and drag sliding handle to decide how much space to take. Then, click “OK” to go back to the main interface.
Here we can preview that the partition D has been extended, and the partition C gets shrunk.
Step 4: apply changes by clicking on “Apply” button.
Now, the problem that one can not enlarging a partition after decreasing another partition has been perfectly solved. With the help of MiniTool Partition Wizard, you can extend the very partition. More functions will be found in this freeware. Please check if necessary.