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Cannot Extend disk in Windows 2008 R2

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I've attached a picture of the disk management snap-in.  I have 100GB of unallocated space, but I can't extend the C drive to that space.  When I right click on the D drive, the Extend Volume option is grayed out. How do I do that?
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Glen Knight earned 2000 total points
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You won't be able to extend the C Drive because there is no contiguous free space, if you right click on D drive you should find you will be able to extend it.

To extend C you will need to create a new volume, copy the data off D to that new volume, then delete the D volume, this will allow you to extend C
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Thanks for the info.
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by:Farris007
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I have the similar problem, but our client data and user profile are in the D drive we have currently 70 gig unalocated space in server manager, is there any third party software that lets us correct this problem and extend the C without deleting the D:?

Thanks,
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Look at the solution to the related problem. I was in the same situation and was able to copy all the data from the D drive to a backup server, delete the D partition, extend C and then repartition for D.

http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/Windows_Server_2008/Q_26818426.html
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