Problem: one of my main partitions is running out of space, so I deleted a neighboring logical drive and planned to enlarge the main one, but Windows Disk Management refused to extend my partition. What’s the case? The free space is exactly located after and contiguous to the main partition. I really want to know how to resize main partition in Windows 8 under this situation. Please give me some useful suggestions.
Solution: we have to say deleting a logical drive just creates a free space that is in extended partition, and space in extended partition can not be used to extend primary partitions in Windows 8 Disk Management. Nevertheless, if users resort to a third party partition manager, they can enlarge a primary partition by taking space from any partition, including primary partition and logical partition. Here, we recommend a quite excellent partition manager, and it is MiniTool Partition Wizard.
1. Launch the partitioning tool in Windows 8 so as to get its main window:
Now, all disks and partitions are listed. Here, we extend partition C (a primary partition) by taking free space from partition G (a logical drive).
2. Select partition C and click on “Extend Partition”.
3. Choose partition G from the drop-down list of “Take Free Space from” and drag sliding handle to decide how much to take. Then, click on “OK” to go back to the main window.
4. Click on “Apply” as long as all changes are desired. If users are unsatisfied with the current effect, just click “Undo” to cancel the last operation or click “Discard” to give up all changes, which will not bring any influence on data.
After application, the problem how to resize main partition in Windows 8 will be solved. Therefore, when users are unable to change partition size with ease in Disk Management, try using the partition manager MiniTool Partition Wizard.