After using Windows 7 for more than 1 year, my system partition namely partition C has been running out of space and I often receive corresponding warnings from Windows. That’s too boring. Therefore, I want to resize partition D for adding space on C. Is there a good solution?
Solution: searching solutions on the internet, many users will be suggested to resize partition with Windows 7 Disk Management. Indeed, “Extend Volume” and “Shrink Volume” in Windows 7 really can help users increase or decrease partition size, but most of the time they are unable to meet actual demands. For example, “Shrink Volume” can only create an unallocated space or free space after itself while “Extend Volume” works only when free or unallocated space is right and contiguous to the target partition. That is to say Windows 7 Disk Management can not resize partition D for adding space on C. At this time, third party partition manager is recommended.
Here, we just take the free partitioning tool MiniTool Partition Wizard for example. With it, we can shrink any partition and make the unallocated space either before or after the source partition. After that, both Windows Disk Management and MiniTool Partition Wizard can be used to extend the target partition. Nevertheless, Windows Disk Management tool requires the partition which needs extending to be NTFS. For sake of convenience, using the recommended partition manager is the users’ best choice since it works to both FAT and NTFS partition. The following example will show users corresponding steps.
Step 1: launch MiniTool Partition Wizard to get its main window:
Step 2: select partition D and click on “Move/Resize Partition” to get the next interface.
Step 3: drag the left triangle leftwards so as to make the unallocated space before partition D and after partition C. Then, click on “OK”.
Now, we can see an unallocated space is after partition C.
Step 4: select partition C and click on “Move/Resize Partition” again.
Step 5: drag the right triangle to the right edge and click on “OK”.
Now, we can see partition C is extended to 29.61GB from original 24.26GB while partition D is reduced to 6.05GB from 11.40GB. At this time, as long as we click on “Apply” button, we will be successful to resize partition D for adding space on C.
If your system partition is also running out of space, extend it with the recommended partition manager.