My primary partition is nearly full, so I want to extend the size of this partition. However, I can not enlarge primary partition in Windows built in disk management tool. What’s wrong with it?
The following 4 limitations lead to the situation:
1.No such feature in Windows DM. Operation system published before Windows Vista can not support “Extend Volume”.
2. The file system of the specified partition is FAT(Microsoft claims that the partition which needs extending in disk management tool must be raw or NTFS one).
3. No contiguous unallocated or free space behind the specified partition.
4. When one wants to extend a logical partition, he only finds an unallocated space right behind the target volume.
Don’t be nervous any more, since I have a good method to make you get rid of these limitations. Why not try using a third party partition magic to extend partition? Here, I strongly recommend the freeware MiniTool Partition Wizard. It is safe and convenient to use. Next, I’d like to show users the detailed steps of enlarging a primary partition with this software.
1. Run the freeware to get the following window.
2. Choose the specified primary partition and click “Extend Partition”.
3. Borrow free space from other partitions on the same disk to enlarge the specified one and drag sliding button to the value you want. Next, click “OK” to return to the main interface.
4. With a click on “Apply”, all operations will be performed.
Finally, enlarging primary partition has been successfully fulfilled. In addition to extend partition, MiniTool Partition Wizard also offers other disk management operations (like “Merge Partition”, “Extend Partition”, “Split Partition”, etc.). Just have a try, if you need at any time.