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  I have a virtual machine (VMWare) running Windows 10. I have allocated 4TB of disk space to this VM hoping to have two 2TB partitions.
 Currently OS is on C drive (49.4GB) and I have E drive (1.95TB).
 In DiskMgmt.msc, I still have 2,048 GB unallocated and I can't create a simple volume off that.
 I wish I could have created one big 4TB partition, but I know it is not doable.
 But I thought I could create multiple volumes in one computer.
 How can I utilize 2048GB space in this virtual machine?

Thanks.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
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because you already have FOUR partitions.

Delete the New Volume, extended partition and logical drive and create a new partition. Also remember limits!

2TB max is MBR, above this needs to be GPT! (which means re-create you entire disk).

better to add new disk, and create a 4TB disk, and volume as GPT

it's not really a good idea to use partitions on a virtual machine, for this very reason,

1 volume per virtual disk is much easier to work with, because you can just increase the virtual disk, and grow the OS volume/partition.

and extended partitions and logical drives is also old legacy stuff.

You will need to use a third party partition manager.

see my EE Article which lists some

HOW TO:  Resize a VMware (VMDK) Virtual Disk

e.g. PartEd PartUtil or Easus Partition Manager
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