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Extend drive space

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Hello experts,
    I've installed so many Software's in "C" drive. Unfortunately I don't have enough space in My main "C" drive.

    One of my software updates the files to C drive. So I need to extend my C drive without formatting.

   I've more space in other partitions. Please help me to add extra space to my Lcal "C" drive without formatting.


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What OS are you using?

If it is Windows Vista and above, or Windows 2008 Server and above, then you have an "Expand" option directly within diskmanagement. But this can only be used if the unallocated space comes directly after your "C:\" partition. If there is another partition between your "C:\" and the unallocated space you won't be able to expand C:\.

In such a situation you could first just backup that other partition, then delete it and afterwards you can expand "C:\". Once you have done that you can create the other partition again and restore the backup.

Another option would be to use a 3rd. party tool. I like using the OpenSource and free PartedMagic LiveCD. Just boot the PC from the CD and then use it's Partition Editor. With it you can resize the other partition, then move the partition to the end of the disk so the unallocated space comes directly after where your C:\ partition is, and after that you can resize the C:\ partition. Another tool you could use is paragon's Partition Manager, of which there is a free version if you are using it for private purposes only. For older Windows versions you need to use a 3rd party tool, as you don't have the expand or shrink option within diskmanagement with those:

http://partedmagic.com
http://www.paragon-software.com/free/
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