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How to extended a mounted volume on Windows 7

Posted on 2012-03-20
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Hello experts,

I have a volume that I need to extend (Data:E) with a free space (green in that picture). How can I do that volume extension?


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Hi

Watch this video it shows how can it be achieved with diskpart and from GUI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycRPR7nz72c

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find this microsoft link as well - dont forget to run it from an elevated command prompt if you are using diskpart (with administrative privileage.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc771473.aspx
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The system doesn't give me the option to extend that volume

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Ah got it now, the space is no adjacent so I think you are stuck. You have to use some thirparty tools like partition magic

There is a freeware for home users. BACK UP YOUR SYSTEM FIRST BEFORE YOU ATTEMPT TO DO IT

http://www.partition-tool.com/
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Hi

I think even with the partition tools it will be a tough time since it is not adjacent I am thinking of another way. I will try it once i get hold of a system. What I would try is , extend F: to free space. Then free the space before F: rather than after F: then merge it with D: easy said than done as I have said let me get hold of a system to try it
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